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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...

State to Survey Employers on Anti-Harassment, Diversity Policies

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced that it will survey California employers by telephone to ask about their anti-harassment...

California Supreme Court Issues Worker-Friendly Overtime Ruling

Overtime pay in California is based on the employee’s “regular rate of pay,” which is not always an employee’s normal hourly wage and must...

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...

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...

Payroll Tax Deduction, Exempt Classification Rates Will Rise in 2018

For 2018, the Social Security Administration announced that the Social Security taxable wage base will rise by $1,500—from $127,200 to $128,700 maximum taxable earnings. In...

What Employers Should Know About Emergencies and the Workplace

In light of various emergencies and disasters throughout the state, the California Chamber of Commerce is educating employers about a few things they should...

Verifying Eligibility to Work and Pending End of ‘Dreamers’ Program

On September 5, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Homeland Security will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...

Pay Stub Best Practices Pay Off

Your company’s pay stub is more than just a piece of paper. For California employers, the pay stub (referred to as a wage statement)...

White House Halts Requirement to Collect Pay Data by Race, Gender

On August 29, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued an immediate stay of a rule that would have required private...

New Form I-9 Includes Change in When It Must Be Completed

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised version of Form I-9,...

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks Input on Federal Overtime Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking comments on the federal overtime rule, which defines who is exempt from minimum wage and overtime...

Labor Commissioner Fines Contractor for Wage Theft of Subcontractor

For the first time, the Labor Commissioner has held a general contractor responsible for wage theft by its subcontractor by issuing citations under AB...

Reminder: Domestic Violence Notice Requirement Began July 1

Employers with 25 or more employees now must provide new employees with a written notice about the rights of victims of domestic violence, sexual...

LA Demands $1.45 Million Penalty for Violation of Local Minimum Wage Law

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and the city’s Office of Wage Standards (OWS) announced this week that they are demanding $1.45 million in...