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EDD Updates Required Poster, Pamphlet — Prior Versions OK Until January

Recently, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) updated a required California workplace poster — EDD Notice to Employees (DE 1857A). The revised notice is dated May 2018 but was published in July 2018. The EDD informed the California Chamber of Commerce that, while maintaining updated publications is always encouraged, employers can continue to use the […]

Aug 7 2018 - Posters and Notices - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Nail Salon Fined $1.2 Million for Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors

Just because you want a worker to be an independent contractor, or the worker prefers being an independent contractor, does not make it so. Worker misclassification is the practice of knowingly misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor. And liability in this area became even more complex when the California Supreme Court recently set forth […]

Aug 3 2018 - Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

CalChamber HR Symposium in San Francisco to Feature DFEH Director

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) leads the charge in regulating and enforcing the state laws to protect Californians from unlawful discrimination in employment. The 2018 CalChamber HR Symposium is your rare opportunity to hear from the DFEH director, Kevin Kish, regarding trends and enforcement priorities, upcoming regulations and updates on new legislation. […]

Jul 31 2018 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

California Wildfires: What Employers Need to Know

More than a dozen wildfires are raging up and down California, forcing evacuations and bringing tragedy and loss. The monstrous Carr fire in Shasta County has taken several lives, destroyed hundreds of residences and burned nearly 99,000 acres — and its currently only 20 percent contained. During this trying time, the California Chamber of Commerce often […]

Jul 30 2018 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

VETS Reporting Cycle Opens Soon

The 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) filing season starts August 1, 2018, and the filing deadline is September 30, 2018. Federal contractors and subcontractors must submit the VETS-4212 report on their affirmative action efforts with respect to veterans. All nonexempt federal contractors and subcontractors with a contract or subcontract […]

Jul 27 2018 - Reporting Requirements - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »