Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Reminder: Law Requires Electronic Filing/Payment of Payroll Taxes

The California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers with 10 or more employees that they are required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage...

Labor Commissioner Fines Contractor for Wage Theft of Subcontractor

For the first time, the Labor Commissioner has held a general contractor responsible for wage theft by its subcontractor by issuing citations under AB...

Reminder: Domestic Violence Notice Requirement Began July 1

Employers with 25 or more employees now must provide new employees with a written notice about the rights of victims of domestic violence, sexual...

LA Demands $1.45 Million Penalty for Violation of Local Minimum Wage Law

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and the city’s Office of Wage Standards (OWS) announced this week that they are demanding $1.45 million in...

July 1 Brings Changes to Local Ordinances

Throughout California, local cities and counties are passing ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks, employee scheduling and more. Minimum Wage...

CalChamber to Host Live Webinar on Local Employment Ordinances

California Chamber of Commerce employment law experts will discuss the trend of California cities and counties enacting ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick...

IRS Announces 2018 Health Savings Account Limits

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the annual limits for Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions for 2018. These limits are indexed for inflation and...

Small Employers in Los Angeles Must Provide Paid Sick Leave on July 1

As part of the minimum wage ordinance passed by the City of Los Angeles last year, a mandatory paid sick leave (PSL) law will...

New Criminal Background Regulations Coming July 1

The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved new regulations this week relating to the use of criminal background information in employment decisions. These regulations...

Employee Walkout? Work It Out

Quite a few news reports discuss recent employee walkouts across the country in protest of federal policies, such as the recent “Day Without Immigrants”...

Retaliation Charges Again Top Agency List of Workplace Discrimination Claims

Retaliation was once again the workplace discrimination claim filed most often, according to breakdowns for fiscal year 2016 recently released by the federal Equal...

CalChamber Experts Take Employment Law Updates to Local Venues

Erika Frank (left), CalChamber vice president and general counsel, and Erika Pickles, CalChamber employment law counsel and HR adviser, are on the road in...

New Employment Laws Infographic

The California Chamber of Commerce is presenting handy summaries of new legislation taking effect in 2017 that will affect the day-to-day operations of California...

IRS Issues Reminders of Deadlines for Filing W-2, Health Care Forms

Forms W-2 and Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting were the subject of recent communications from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS reminded employers and...

Proposition 64 Stays Out of the Workplace

On November 8, California joined several other states in legalizing recreational use of marijuana by adults. Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of...

Reading Between the Weeds

On November 8, California voters will decide whether California will become the fifth state in the nation to legalize adult recreational use of marijuana....

Just-Signed Bill Directs Development of Indoor Heat Illness Standard

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has signed a bill directing Cal/OSHA to adopt a regulation to prevent heat illness for indoor workers. SB 1167 (Mendoza;...