Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Texting in the Workplace and Other Cautionary Employment Tales

Finding novel ways to increase efficiency or prevent workplace harassment can create serious problems for employers if not properly executed or thought out. In this...

Independent Contractor Test Applies Retroactively

Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that the test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor, established by last year’s California...

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill to Protect Businesses from Predatory Lawsuits Passes

Legislation sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce to help educate businesses and protect them from predatory lawsuits passed an Assembly committee this week...

CalChamber Launches #RespectWorks Campaign

The California Chamber of Commerce this week kicked off #RespectWorks, a campaign joined by a large and growing list of flagship California companies pledging...

CalChamber Seeks to Restore Flexibility for More Workers

The California Chamber of Commerce and a broad-based coalition is continuing to seek amendments to pending legislation that makes a start toward restoring flexibility...

Fight for Flexibility Continues

As the constant buzz about Dynamex continues around the State Capitol, we repeatedly hear about how employees can have the same flexible work schedules...

IRS Releases Common 2019 Tax Scams to Be Aware Of

To help businesses and taxpayers prepare for the federal tax filing deadline next month, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is releasing information on...

Newsom Elevates Labor Commissioner Su to Head State Agency; Picks Business Founder/Forward Thinker as...

The team Governor Gavin Newsom has selected to lead key efforts in his administration includes individuals with many years of experience in both governing...

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...

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...

18 CalChamber Member Companies Among Best Workplaces in San Francisco Bay Area

Eighteen California Chamber of Commerce member companies were recently selected as among the “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area by the San...

CalChamber Joins Secretary of State in Unveiling Online Business Filing Tools

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg joined Secretary of State Alex Padilla at a CalChamber news conference

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...

Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: List Features 32 CalChamber Members

Thirty-two California Chamber of Commerce member companies were selected by Fortune as among the 100 best companies to work for in 2018. This year, Fortune...

Four Ways California Can Help Get More Grads Ready for College, Career

The California economy is humming. Unemployment is at historic lows, even in many parts of the state often left behind in good times. But even...

Law Requires Advance Warning of Mass Layoffs for Some Employers

We are a small employer. Do we have to provide any advance notice to employees if we are going to lay them off? The answer...

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...