Posts Tagged ‘Department of Industrial Relations’

Cal/OSHA Cites Over $46,000 to Waste Collection Company for Fatal Truck Accident

A waste collection company was issued several citations, totaling in $46,270 in penalties by Cal/OSHA after the death of a worker who was fatally run over by his own truck in San Jose. Investigators found that the employer not only failed to ensure the truck’s safety restraint worked but also ensure it worked when being […]

3 Dec 18 - Reporting Requirements, Workplace Safety - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

California Paid Sick Leave: Updated Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has updated its answers to questions that are frequently asked about California’s new Paid Sick Leave law. The DIR updated the FAQ list originally posted in February 2015 to reflect new requirements under AB 304, the amendments to the new paid sick leave law that became effective on July […]

13 Oct 15 - Time Off - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Employees Paid Less than $2 per Hour Results in $2.2 Million Wage Theft Fine

The California Labor Commissioner recently issued more than $2.2 million in citations against three residential care facilities in San Diego County for egregious wage theft violations after an investigation found that caregivers were working 24-hour shifts, six to seven days a week, for $1.25 to $1.80 per hour. The citations included minimum wage, overtime, meal […]

7 Aug 15 - Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Encouraging Outdoor Employers to Join Heat Illness Prevention Coalition​​​​​​

​The California Chamber of Commerce is encouraging interested parties to join the Heat Illness Prevention Coalition as it prepares to voice concerns about draft revisions to California’s unique heat illness prevention regulations. The coalition believes the proposal will hurt employers and won’t create safer outdoor workplaces in California. California adopted the first heat illness prevention […]

9 Jul 14 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Mid-Year HRCalifornia Update

Several laws signed last year will take effect on July 1, including the upcoming California minimum wage increase. On July 1, HRCalifornia will be updated to provide information on these new laws to CalChamber members. We will make the necessary updates to the HR Library, forms, quizzes, wizards and other HRCalifornia tools. The website will be fully […]

30 Jun 14 - Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »