Monday, December 16, 2019

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Hosting an Off-Site Work Event

Off-site work events can help create a more collaborative workforce, but they also come with a range of liability risks. In Episode 33 of...

CalChamber Launches The Workplace Podcast

This week the California Chamber of Commerce launched The Workplace, a podcast that provides expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers...

Podcasts Review Services Sales Tax, Tips for Managing Dress Codes in Summer

The Workplace podcast presented by the California Chamber of Commerce provides expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers and employees. The 20...

From Clowns to Pigs: Dealing with Unconventional Requests

Accommodating an employee’s medical needs can be complicated—especially when support animals are involved. News outlets throughout the world have covered the array of accommodation...

California Leads Presidential Election Landscape in 2020

California voters have achieved a new milestone: the distinction of being an early presidential primary state due to the Legislature moving the date up...

What Employers Need to Know: Emergency Wildfire Smoke Regulation

Employers in California are now required to protect their employees from potential harm created by wildfire smoke, following approval of an emergency regulation by...

CalChamber Offers Help on Independent Contractors Law

Throughout the year, the California Chamber of Commerce has been covering the developments surrounding the Dynamex Supreme Court decision on independent contractor classification and...

Say Cheese: Cameras in Workplace, Internet, Etc. Test Bounds of Privacy

This week’s episode of The Workplace explores new areas of concern and issues generated for employers by the prevalence of technology on the job...

Vaccination Controversy Highlights Wellness Issues in the Workplace

While employers cannot require their employees to get vaccinated, there are many proactive steps they can take to ensure wellness and safety in the...

Lawsuit Challenges Proposition 65 Warnings for Acrylamide in Food

If you want to comply with Proposition 65 on Thanksgiving, you will likely need to add an acrylamide cancer warning to pretty much every...

Podcast Examines Proposed Expansion of Leaves of Absence Programs

The California Chamber of Commerce has released its ninth episode of The Workplace, a podcast on issues important to California employers and our economy. The...

Podcast Recaps Top Issues for Final Weeks of Session

The California Legislature has one final month to pass bills to the Governor before going on recess for the rest of the year. In this...

Tips to Make Performance Reviews Beneficial to Employers/Employees

Annual performance reviews can be helpful for both employers and employees if done right, or can be useless if done poorly. In Episode 40...

Recreational Marijuana: Impact on Employee Retention, Recruitment

In the newest podcast episode of The Workplace, California Chamber of Commerce General Counsel and Executive Vice President Erika Frank is joined by employment...

Revenue Boost Calls Into Question Motivation for New Taxes

In Episode 23 of The Workplace, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg discusses California’s revenue surge and continued calls for new taxes with longtime...

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...

What to Do If Immigration Officials Come Knocking

In this week’s episode of The Workplace, CalChamber President Allan Zaremberg discusses with immigration expert Kevin Johnson, Dean of the UC Davis School of...