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Erika Frank, longtime general counsel and executive vice president of legal affairs for the CalChamber, accepted an of counsel position in September 2021 at the Shaw Law Group, a leading employment law firm in Sacramento. She leveraged more than two decades of legal, governmental and legislative experience in advising the CalChamber and its members on the impact that labor laws, court decisions and regulations will have on employers. She has been the most frequent host of The Workplace podcast; oversaw and contributed to CalChamber labor law and human resources compliance publications; co-produced and presented webinars and seminars; and headed the Labor Law Helpline. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned her J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.

New California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Notice

The California Labor Commissioner has released the CA COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Food Sector Workers poster. Employers who are covered under California’s new...

COVID-19 Prompts Extra Paid Sick Leave for Food Sector Workers

On April 16, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-51-20, creating a COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave that requires employers, who are covered by...

CalChamber HR Symposium Attracts 200+ Professionals to Learn About Top Workplace Issues

Hot compliance topics were the focus of attention when more than 200 human resources professionals attended the annual California Chamber of Commerce HR Symposium...

New Required Poster Starting April 1

Look out, California employers! Another required posting is coming your way on April 1. Several weeks ago, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the...

Reporting to Work: No Physical Presence Required

Last week, the Second District California Court of Appeal ruled that on-call employees are entitled to reporting time pay if they are required to...

NLRB Poised to Revisit Joint Employer Standard

As the saying goes, history often repeats itself as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) demonstrates. In May, NLRB Chairman John F. Ring announced...

Is Worker an Employee or Independent Contractor?

Properly classifying an individual as an employee versus an independent contractor has always been a daunting task for any business/employer, especially in California. A...

Swift Action Needed in Prop. 65 Case to Avert Disruption in Multiple Sectors

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the Fifth District Court of Appeal to expedite its decision and reverse the erroneous listing of a...

Proposition 64 Stays Out of the Workplace

On November 8, California joined several other states in legalizing recreational use of marijuana by adults. Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of...

Reading Between the Weeds

On November 8, California voters will decide whether California will become the fifth state in the nation to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana....

Paid Sick Leave Law Questions Continue to Trouble Employers Wanting to Comply

Every January, California Chamber of Commerce employment law experts travel up and down the state educating California employers about new employment laws affecting the...

Don’t Make One Employer Liable for Another’s Misclassification

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a “friend of the court” brief arguing for the application of the plain meaning of the California...

CalChamber Urges State High Court to Review Independent Contractor Test

The California Chamber of Commerce has filed a letter brief with the California Supreme Court urging it to review and decide what test should...

Updates Mandated in 2015 to California Employment Posters, Pamphlets

Are there 2015 poster and pamphlet updates I should know about? Yes. The paid sick leave law signed by the Governor on September 10, 2014, contains...

CalChamber Webinar to Explain New Requirements Under Sick Leave Law

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3dqou4z9Zo Erika Frank, CalChamber vice president of legal affairs and general counsel, gives a preview of the upcoming CalChamber webinar on the new paid sick...

CalChamber in Court: Court Issues Employer-Friendly Ruling on Sexual Harassment/Franchisor Liability

The California Supreme Court ruled on August 28 that a franchisor can’t be held vicariously liable for unlawful conduct by a franchisee’s employee, where...