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July Webinar Sparks the Ongoing Social Media Debate 

The pros and cons associated with social media in the workplace leave employers in a state of flux. How do companies reconcile the marketing and recruiting advantages with the lost productivity and other potential pitfalls of employees using social media while on the job? On July 17, 2014, CalChamber’s 90-minute webinar delves into managing an […]

Jun 25 2014 - Privacy, Social Media - HRWatchdog Read More »

California Supreme Court Issues Decision on Arbitration Agreements

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued a significant decision relating to class-action waivers in employment arbitration agreements. The decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation is a mixed one for employers. While the California Supreme Court found that class-action waivers can be enforceable, the Court also found that PAGA (Private Attorneys General Act) representative-action waivers are […]

Jun 24 2014 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

DOL Changes Stance on FMLA Eligibility and Same-Sex Marriages

On June 20, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule extending the protections of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages, regardless of where they live. The DOL is proposing this rule in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, […]

Jun 23 2014 - Benefits, FMLA/CFRA - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

USCIS Hosts E-Verify and Form I-9 Forum

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is encouraging businesses to “join the conversation” on Monday, June 23, 2014, from 1 pm to 3:30 p.m. (EST), and participate in a virtual forum on the E-Verify program and the Form I-9. USCIS encourages all employers to attend, even if your business does not currently use E-Verify. Department […]

Jun 19 2014 - Form I-9, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

California Industry Wage Orders Updated

The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) updated all 17 industry Wage Orders to reflect the increase in the minimum wage to: $9 an hour on July 1, 2014; and $10 an hour on January 1, 2016. The revised industry Wage Orders also reflect the updated meal and lodging credit amounts. The DIR amended sections […]

Jun 18 2014 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Posters and Notices - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »