Sunday, August 18, 2019

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...

Wildfire Smoke Protection Emergency Rule Now in Effect for California Employers

An emergency regulation requiring California employers to protect employees from potential harm due to wildfire smoke went into effect on July 29. Adopted by the...

CalSavers Retirement Savings Program Registration to Begin July 1

In 2016, the California Legislature passed a bill that laid the foundation for a state-run retirement plan, and in 2018, the final governing regulations...

#RespectWorks Campaign Continues to Build Support for Harassment-Free Workplaces

A new HR tip posted online this week as part of the CalChamber #RespectWorks campaign underscores the importance of preventing harassment in the workplace. The...

IRS Highlights Resources Available for Small Businesses

In recognition of National Small Business Week, May 5–11, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is highlighting its resources to help small business owners and...

Social Security Administration Resumes Sending ‘No-Match’ Letters

Employers haven’t seen “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) since 2012 but that’s about to change. In March 2019, the SSA resumed sending...

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...

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...

New Required Poster Starting April 1

Look out, California employers! Another required posting is coming your way on April 1. Several weeks ago, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the...

SB 1300 Expands FEHA Litigation

Last fall, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed SB 1300 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara), a comprehensive bill that makes several changes in the law for...

Remember to Post Form 300A: February 1–April 30

The California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers that they need to post at their place of business the Form 300A summary of 2018...

New Year, New Labor Laws to Know

The beginning of the new year is a good time for Alert readers to resolve to take a few moments to familiarize themselves with...

State Agency Clarifies Sexual Harassment Training Deadline

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has issued some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) discussing the new sexual harassment prevention training requirements...

IRS Extends Deadline for Certain ACA Reporting Forms

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that it is extending the due date for certain 2018 Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting forms to...

CalChamber White Paper Recaps New Laws for 2019

The California Chamber of Commerce has released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2019 and later that will affect...

Workplace Injuries Reporting for 2017 Data Due on December 31, 2018

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations, which will require certain California employers to submit their injury and illness log...

CalChamber HR Symposium Attracts Experts, Practitioners to Sold-Out SF Venue

Practical and entertaining insights on the nuts-and-bolts of implementing state and federal labor and employment laws were the focus of the second California Chamber...