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HR Symposium to Cover COVID-19 Issues, Diversity in the Workplace in Virtual Format

The California Chamber of Commerce annual HR Symposium returns in 2020 as a virtual event—live and on demand. The virtual program features two half days...

Expansion of Family Rights Act to Small Employers Signed into Law

Legislation that will significantly expand the California Family Rights Act to employers with 5 or more employees has been signed into law and will...

Catch Up on Updates from the HRWatchdog Blog

Below is a sampling of recent posts from the HRWatchdog blog, presented by CalChamber. • COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Claim Presumption Flowchart. Sacramento law firm Mullen...

Does State Consumer Privacy Act Prevent Checking Employees’ Temperatures?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our economy, business owners are trying their best to ensure that employees returning to the workplace are...

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...

Emergency San Francisco Ordinance Provides Worker Health, Scheduling Protections

On April 21, 2020, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an emergency ordinance requiring grocery store, drug store, restaurant and on-demand delivery service...

HRWatchdog Explains Documenting, Calculating Employees’ Leaves

To address employers’ lingering questions about the requirements of the federal law providing COVID-19-related emergency paid sick leave and emergency family and medical leave,...

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...

State, Local Entities Taking Varied Approaches to Fighting COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed daily life across the nation, forcing state and local governments to develop public protection measures on the fly. In California,...

Reminder: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Now in Effect

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), federal legislation President Trump signed on March 18, 2020, providing paid sick leave (PSL) and emergency family...

Guidance on Temporary CalWARN Suspension for COVID-19

As previously reported, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on March 17 temporarily suspending the notice requirements of California’s Worker Adjustment and...

Furloughs Versus Layoffs: Is There a Difference in California?

Many California businesses are facing difficult choices during this COVID-19 pandemic (also known as the coronavirus pandemic). Confronting losses in revenue and uncertainty in...

President Signs Bill Expanding Paid Sick/Family Leave

This week, President Donald J. Trump signed legislation that expands employee benefits and protections related to COVID-19. The additional emergency relief legislation known as the...

Coronavirus Resources on CalChamber Web Page

Given the continuing onslaught of news stories and information about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the California Chamber of Commerce has put together a resources page...

COVID-19: Top Resources and What Employers Need to Know

As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread throughout communities, state and local governments are providing wage replacement options to affected workers. There is a...

State Holding Employment Status Seminars Statewide

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has scheduled free seminars throughout the state on AB 5 and the ABC test for classifying workers. AB 5...