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New COVID-19 Workplace Rules Explained

In Episode 122 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law experts Robert Moutrie and Matthew...

California Releases Employer COVID-19 Compliance Portal

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the one-year mark, federal, state and local governments have spent the last year continually developing new laws, regulations, ordinances,...

Webinar Highlights Common Labor Violations to Avoid

Representatives from the California Labor Commissioner’s Office joined the California Chamber of Commerce in a free live webinar recently to educate employers on common...

Cal/OSHA Emergency Rule for COVID-19 in Effect Now

As of November 30, 2020, the new Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) 21-page COVID-19 Emergency Standard is in effect across California, covering...

White Paper Covers New Laws for 2021

More than 20 new labor and employment bills were signed into state law this year. The California Chamber of Commerce provides a concise summary...

New Employment Laws in Effect Now; Others Coming on January 1, 2021

Many new employment-related laws were signed into law at the end of the legislative session. Unless otherwise stated, these new laws take effect January...

CalChamber Webinar Explains Paid Sick Leave Requirements

Recorded Webinar Now Available - 12/8/2020 The California Chamber of Commerce joined with the California Labor Commissioner’s Office on November 20 to present a free...

CalChamber November 18 Webinars Break Down New California Family Rights Act Expansion Requirements

Big changes are coming to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) in the new year and all California businesses will need to prepare for...

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,...