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Bianca N. Saad, a member of the CalChamber legal affairs team since April 2018, was named general counsel, labor and employment, in October 2023. Since mid-November 2021, she has been developing and leading the content and training strategy for existing and emerging products and training, as well as overseeing CalChamber associate general counsel and subject matter experts. She serves as a co-presenter for CalChamber compliance seminars and webinars. Saad brought to the CalChamber legal affairs team the perspective of an employee representative, coming from nearly eight years in private practice as an employment law and litigation attorney. She graduated with honors from the University of Miami with a B.B.A. in business management. She earned her J.D. from California Western School of Law. See full bio

State Court Ruling Keeps Employers Open to Lawsuits

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California Supreme Court Rules on ‘Take-Home-COVID-19’

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Just before the U.S. Supreme Court broke for recess at the end of June, it issued several landmark decisions, some of which have caught...

New Pay Scale Disclosure Law: Recap of Frequently Asked Questions

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COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Workplace Posting Now Available

As previously reported, on February 9, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 114, which has revived COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and will...

Court Ruling on CalSavers Means Employers of 50> Face Deadline

What is the status of the legal challenge to the CalSavers program? Do employers still need to register? The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) and...

Steps to Take for Safely Returning Employees to the Workplace

What COVID-19 safety measures do employers need to have in place before bringing employees back to the worksite from remote work? Employers who are bringing...

HRWatchdog Blog Tracks Updates to Local COVID-19 Ordinances

Since the beginning of the year, local jurisdictions that adopted their own COVID-19 sick leave ordinances in 2020 have been updating and revising their...

New Reporting/Training Mandate for Businesses Employing Minors

How has the mandate to report suspected child abuse and neglect changed under Assembly Bill (AB) 1963? What are the new training requirements? Several new...

Impact of SB 1383 Expansion of Family Rights Act on Large Employers

We have more than 50 employees and are already covered by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), so how will the CFRA expansions under...

More Localities Adopting COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

What are the latest cities/counties that have enacted sick leave ordinances for COVID-19 purposes? In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and since the federal Families...

Remote Workers May Be Subject to Local Wage, Sick Leave Ordinances

If our work site is located in an area where only the California minimum wage rate applies, but due to COVID-19, some of our...

Emergency San Francisco Ordinance Provides Worker Health, Scheduling Protections

On April 21, 2020, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an emergency ordinance requiring grocery store, drug store, restaurant and on-demand delivery service...

Wage and Hour Considerations for Remote Workers

How do an employer’s pay obligations differ when an hourly/nonexempt employee is working remotely from home? It’s important to keep in mind that when having...

Employers/Co-Workers Now May Seek Gun Violence Restraining Order

What is a gun violence restraining order, and how does the new law (AB 61) on gun violence restraining orders affect employers? Employers have a...

September 30 Deadline for Reporting EEO-1 Compensation Data

What is the EEO-1 Component 2 data and how do I know if I have to report? The EEO-1 annual compliance survey requires certain employers...

New Law Extends, Clarifies Harassment Training Deadline

Some California employers now have until January 1, 2021 to train employees on sexual harassment prevention—a one-year extension of the original January 1, 2020...