Posts Tagged ‘benefits’

Governor Newsom’s new executive order providing workers’ compensation benefits for workers who contract COVID-19 during the stay-at-home order is retroactive to March 19, 2020.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Extended for COVID-19

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-62-20,  extending workers’ compensation benefits to employees who contract COVID-19 while working outside of their homes during California’s stay-at-home order. The order is retroactive to March 19, 2020, and extends through July 5, 2020. As California’s gradual reopening begins to enter Phase 2, the executive order extends workers’ […]

7 May 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Workers' Compensation - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

New DOL-Issued Final Rule Updates ‘Regular Rate’ of Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a final rule that updates regulations governing the “regular rate” of pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Taking effect on January 15, 2020, the rule is not only the first major update in decades, but also provides clarity regarding what should be included or excluded […]

13 Dec 19 - Compensation - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Bereavement Leave Potential Option for Time Off After Miscarriage

Do employees have a right to use bereavement leave after a miscarriage? Employers are not required by law to offer bereavement leave to their employees. If an employer chooses to offer bereavement leave, the policy should communicate how much time is allowed, which family members or close friends are covered by the policy and whether […]

10 Dec 19 - Time Off - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »

Tips on Open Enrollment, Employee Benefits Strategies

For most employers, open enrollment season is an uncertain and difficult time, when the challenge of finding the best benefits and health care coverage for their employees seems daunting and expensive. In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employee benefits expert Vinny Catalano to […]

6 Sep 19 - Benefits - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

57 CalChamber Member Companies Ranked Among Best Employers in California

Fifty-seven California Chamber of Commerce member companies were rated high enough by their employees to earn a spot on the 2019 Forbes list of best California employers. The rankings were compiled by Statista, a market research company, and is divided by state, with 194 businesses listed as the best employers in California. Forbes’ list of […]

28 Aug 19 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »