Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New Proposition 65 Rules Include Supply Chain Liability

Minimizing liability is quintessential for any prudent business. Liability could mean costly lawsuits, the loss of valuable business opportunities or relationships, large monetary penalties, serious...

CalChamber 2018 HR Symposium Presents One Informative Day by San Francisco Bay

Kevin Kish, director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) will be the luncheon keynote speaker at the California Chamber of...

IRS Encouraging ‘Paycheck Checkup’ to Prevent Tax-Time Surprise

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is encouraging everyone to check their withholding to avoid an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time. The new...

CalChamber Issues 2018 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

The year is more than halfway through, and yet again, California employers have been busy paying attention to plenty of new employment law developments....

Mandatory E-File and E-Pay for All Employers

Effective January 1, 2018, all employers are required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development...

California Wildfires: What Employers Need to Know

More than a dozen wildfires are raging up and down California, forcing evacuations and bringing tragedy and loss. As of August 9, the Carr...

Cal/OSHA Reminder: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is reminding employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness as temperatures reach triple...

Local Ordinance Changes in Minimum Wage and More Coming July 1

Throughout California, local cities and counties continue to pass ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks and more. On July...

Learn Best Practices for Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses: April 24

The Heat Illness Prevention Network (HIP Network) is sponsoring a telephone conference call with Q&A on Tuesday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m. to review...

IRS Encourages Workers to Do a ‘Paycheck Checkup’

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is asking employers to remind employees to do a “paycheck checkup” to make sure they are having the right...

IRS, FBI Warn Employers to Beware of W-2 Phishing Scam

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned payroll and human resources professionals of a dangerous Form W-2...

Immigration Enforcement: State Officials Issue Guidance for Employers

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Labor Commissioner Julie Su this week issued two documents for California employers dealing with California’s Immigrant Worker Protection...

CalChamber Seminar Explains How to Manage Leaves of Absence

The challenges of managing leaves of absence and resolving related human resources issues are the focus of the popular California Chamber of Commerce seminar...

EEO-1 Reports Must Be Filed by March 31

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has completed mailing notification letters for the 2017 EEO-1 survey. EEO-1 Survey Federal law requires all private employers with 100...

New Law Restricts Immigration Enforcement at Worksites

As of January 1, California employers must comply with strict rules passed under the new Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450), which protects workers...

New Content on HRCalifornia, Fine for Underpaying Wages, and More

HRWatchdog, the California Chamber of Commerce employment law blog, regularly features CalChamber experts analyzing federal and state legislation, important court cases and agency actions. Blog...

Stories about Outrageous Office Parties Include Lessons for the Wise

The office party has long been a potential powder keg. Add a relaxed and celebratory atmosphere to an open bar, music and dancing at...