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Federal Contractors: New Disability Self-Identification Form

The Office of federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently released a revised self-identification form that federal contractors must use to comply with new federal regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 503 requires federal contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote and retain individuals with disabilities (IWDs). […]

Jan 31 2014 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Private Sector Union Membership Increases Slightly – California Union Membership Down

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released 2013 data on union membership. The overall U.S. union membership rate, the percent of wage and salary workers who were members of unions, remained unchanged from 2012 at 11.3 percent. Overall, 16 million workers were represented by a union in 2013. This includes both union members […]

Jan 30 2014 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Employer in Donning and Doffing Case

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision in Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corp. that steelworkers who do their job wearing flame-retardant gear are not entitled to compensation for the time they spend putting on the gear before and after their shift. Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows parties to […]

Jan 28 2014 - Compensation, Health and Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Important Employment Law Updates Webinar This Thursday

Ready your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone because CalChamber’s annual employment law updates webinar is scheduled for Thursday. It’s your opportunity to familiarize yourself with recent changes in California and federal employment laws. Anyone with employees in California will benefit from our employment law experts’ compliance guidance. Learn how new 2014 state and federal laws […]

Jan 28 2014 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

February 1 – Form 300A Posting Requirement

HR Watchdog would like to remind employers that they must post the Form 300A summary of job-related injuries and illnesses from 2013 at their place of business no later than February 1, 2014. Employers are required to post only the summary (Form 300A) — not the Form 300 (Log) — by February 1 and keep […]

Jan 27 2014 - Health and Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »