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CalChamber Hails Ruling Invalidating AB 51

On Friday, the California Chamber of Commerce welcomed a ruling by United States District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller halting enforcement of and invalidating in full AB 51, a law that would have banned employers from, as a condition of employment, entering into arbitration agreements for claims brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and […]

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Employers should download the new Form I-9.

New Form I-9 Finally Available

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just released the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. As of January 31, 2020, employers should begin using the new Form I-9, version 10/21/2019 (found on the bottom of the form). The new form expires 10/31/2022.  According to the USCIS, from Jan. 31, 2020, employers may use either […]

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Super Bowl Fever Sweeps Through Offices on Monday February 3

‘Super Bowl Fever’ Sweeps Through Workplaces

Look around at your co-workers today, because, on Monday, it’s very likely several of them won’t be at work. Yes, “Super Bowl Fever” will sweep through offices next Monday, February 3. An estimated 17.5 million workers plan to miss work that day, according to the 2020 Super Bowl Fever Survey commissioned by The Workforce Institute […]

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New Law Expands Definition of Registered Domestic Partnership, Add Flex Plan Notice Requirement

In keeping with the new year theme, today’s podcast includes two new “sleeper laws” that took effect on Jan. 1, 2020. These laws have not been highly publicized or spoken about frequently in the news, yet are still important for employers to know. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and […]

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February 1, post just the summary of job-related injuries and illnesses, not the complete log.

Reminder: Post Form 300A Starting February 1

Each year, California employers must post Form 300A, Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, in a visible and easily accessible area of their business where employee notices typically are displayed. The 2019 annual summary must be posted on February 1, 2020, and remain posted through April 30, 2020. Form 300A summarizes all job-related injuries […]

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