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Emergency Regulations for Workplace Injuries Reporting Approved

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations, which will require certain California employers to submit their injury and illness log (Form 300A) information to a federal OSHA database annually. This is in compliance with federal OSHA requirements. While Cal/OSHA opted to pursue emergency regulations this month, federal OSHA announced this past April […]

Nov 9 2018 - Health and Safety, Reporting Requirements, Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog Read More »

Another Successful CalChamber HR Symposium!

CalChamber hosted its second annual HR Symposium to a sold-out crowd in San Francisco, California on November 2, 2018. The day’s keynote speaker was Kevin Kish, the Director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Kish provided valuable insight into the DFEH’s role in regulating and enforcing the state laws that protect Californians […]

Nov 7 2018 - Labor Relations - Vannessa Maravilla Read More »

New 2019 California Labor Laws White Paper Is Ready

It’s that time of year again! CalChamber’s employment law counsel wrapped up their analysis of the significant pieces of employment-related legislation that Governor Brown signed into law. They prepared a white paper summarizing these laws’ effects on California employers for January 2019 and beyond. Learn about: New laws that affect Paid Family Leave (PFL) and Lactation […]

Nov 5 2018 - Labor Relations - HRWatchdog Read More »

Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday

It’s time to grab that extra hour of sleep this weekend! More specifically, at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, we’ll set our clocks back one hour as daylight saving time comes to a close. Believe it or not, the twice-yearly time change at 2 a.m. generates questions about how to calculate hours worked when […]

Nov 2 2018 - Compensation, Overtime - HRWatchdog Read More »

Election Day 2018

Remember to Give Employees Time Off to Vote

The general election is November 6, 2018. And because employers must display a poster describing voting leave requirements at least 10 days before every statewide election, yours should have been up as of Friday, October 26. California polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., but if an employee doesn’t have sufficient time outside […]

Oct 31 2018 - General, Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »