Friday, October 18, 2019

Labor Agency Secretary to Give Keynote at CalChamber HR Symposium

Julie A. Su, the Governor’s Cabinet adviser on labor issues and employment programs, will deliver the luncheon keynote address at the California Chamber of Commerce 2019 HR Symposium on November 8.

Classifying Employees: New Test Signed Into Law

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation placing in law the test for determining when a worker is an independent contract as outlined in...

New Law Extends, Clarifies Harassment Training Deadline

Some California employers now have until January 1, 2021 to train employees on sexual harassment prevention—a one-year extension of the original January 1, 2020...

Harassment Training Deadline Extended, Clarified

Some California employers now have until January 1, 2021 to train employees on sexual harassment prevention—a one-year extension of the original January 1, 2020...

California Law for Employers Located Out of State Part of Fall Lineup

Fall is almost here but now’s the time to secure your seat for the California Chamber of Commerce HR compliance seminars. Are you a company...

Cal/OSHA Considers Making Wildfire Smoke Rule More Stringent

An emergency regulation requiring employers to protect workers from potential harm due to wildfire smoke may give way to a more stringent rule. The emergency...

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...