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Two Job Killer Bills Advance in Senate

Two California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills that could increase business costs and impose new liabilities on innocent businesses passed the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee last week. AB 1522 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) seeks to increase employer mandates by requiring all employers, large and small, to provide all employees in California with paid […]

Jun 16 2014 - Benefits, Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

Multi-Agency Task Force Conducts Sweep Targeting Underground Economy

A multi-agency task force conducted a sweep across major metropolitan areas statewide, issuing more than 60 citations for various violations and six work stop-orders. The task force, focused on curbing California’s underground economy, contacted nearly 100 businesses as part of the sweep. The state has been cracking down on businesses which do not comply with […]

Jun 13 2014 - Workers' Compensation, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

DIR Announces Temporary Total Disability Rates for 2015

California’s Department of Industrial Relations announced this week that the temporary total disability rates for 2015 will increase on January 1, 2015: The minimum temporary total disability (TTD) rate will increase to $165.49 (from $161.19); and The maximum TTD rate will increase to $1,103.29 per week (from $1,074.64 per week). California Labor Code section 4453(a) […]

Jun 11 2014 - Benefits, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »

Senate Committee​​​​ to Consider Paid Sick Leave Mandate

The Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill tomorrow that will increase the already-high costs of doing business in the state. AB 1522​ (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) would require all employers, large and small, to provide all employees in California with paid sick leave. The bill contains provisions for statutory […]

Jun 10 2014 - Benefits, Time Off, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

Handling Summer Vacation Requests

Summer is generally a busy time of year for vacation requests. Employees want to take advantage of the good weather, and kids are out of school – allowing time for families to take summer vacations together. It might not always be possible for employers to grant specific vacation dates requested, especially if employees request the […]

Jun 9 2014 - Time Off - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »