Monday, December 16, 2019

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 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...

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...

Coffee to Roasted Veggies: How Prop. 65 Leads to Excessive Warnings

What do coffee, roasted asparagus and French fries have in common? They all contain traces of acrylamide, a chemical produced when heating some food...

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...

Podcast Examines Legislative Changes Needed to Fix Privacy Law

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a sweeping privacy law that applies to businesses of all sizes across almost every industry. Up on...

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...

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...

Latest Podcasts Examine Taxes, FAQs on Labor Law Helpline

Taxes, Taxes and More Taxes Even though California is enjoying its ninth straight year of economic growth and the state has a solid budget surplus...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Stalled, Moving Employment Law Proposals in Current Legislative Cycle

A number of bills that would have hindered employers in the state have been stopped for the year, but a few others remain. In...

New CalChamber Podcast Discusses ‘Ghosting’ in the Workplace

As employers are finding it harder and harder to fill positions, a new problem that is arising is job abandonment and applicants disappearing in...

Critical Employment Bill Awaits Action by Governor

The Legislature has wrapped up for the year, and the onus is now on Governor Gavin Newsom to decide which bills to sign into...