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New Criminal Background Checks Regulations Withdrawn

Sometimes the California legislative and rulemaking processes feel like the 1993 movie “Groundhog Day,” where the same day repeats over and over again. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing Council’s (FEHC) efforts to adopt regulations concerning criminal history checks is one good example. Back in 2016, the FEHC proposed its first round of […]

Mar 12 2019 - Hiring - Erika Frank Read More »

How Scheduling Meetings in Advance Affects Reporting Time Pay in California

The employees of my store regularly work Monday through Friday. Every third Saturday of the month, I hold a staff meeting for all of my employees. I pay my employees for the actual length of the meeting, but last month the meeting ended 30 minutes early, and one of my employees claims I must pay […]

Mar 11 2019 - Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »

Prepare to Spring Forward

Get ready for another round of . . . daylight saving time (DST)! This year, clocks will move forward an hour on Sunday, March 10. On Monday, employers and their employees might be sleepier or even grumpier, and could need more caffeine. Studies have also shown a significant increase in traffic accidents and an increased […]

Mar 8 2019 - Compensation - Vannessa Maravilla Read More »

New Required Poster for California Employers Starting April 1

Look out, California employers! Another required posting is coming your way. Last week, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the Fair Employment and Housing Council’s (FEHC) changes to the Family Care and Medical Leave (CFRA Leave) and Pregnancy Disability notice (now called Family Care and Medical Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave), adding information about […]

Mar 7 2019 - Posters and Notices - Erika Frank Read More »

CalChamber Launches The Workplace Podcast: First Episode Discusses Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Today the California Chamber of Commerce launched The Workplace, a podcast that provides expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers and employees. Episodes will be released each Wednesday and include discussions about California employment laws, legislative proposals, and national and state politics. Episode 1 deals with sexual harassment in the workplace and […]

Mar 6 2019 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »