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From Clowns to Pigs: Dealing with Unconventional Requests

Accommodating an employee’s medical needs can be complicated—especially when support animals are involved. News outlets throughout the world have covered the array of accommodation...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Hosting an Off-Site Work Event

Off-site work events can help create a more collaborative workforce, but they also come with a range of liability risks. In Episode 33 of...

Benefit Trends That Keep Employees Engaged at Work

With open enrollment just around the corner, employers may be wondering what types of benefits to offer their employees besides the traditional health and...

Coffee to Roasted Veggies: How Prop. 65 Leads to Excessive Warnings

What do coffee, roasted asparagus and French fries have in common? They all contain traces of acrylamide, a chemical produced when heating some food...

Revenue Boost Calls Into Question Motivation for New Taxes

In Episode 23 of The Workplace, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg discusses California’s revenue surge and continued calls for new taxes with longtime...

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...

Vaccination Controversy Highlights Wellness Issues in the Workplace

While employers cannot require their employees to get vaccinated, there are many proactive steps they can take to ensure wellness and safety in the...

Podcasts Review Services Sales Tax, Tips for Managing Dress Codes in Summer

The Workplace podcast presented by the California Chamber of Commerce provides expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers and employees. The 20...

Stalled, Moving Employment Law Proposals in Current Legislative Cycle

A number of bills that would have hindered employers in the state have been stopped for the year, but a few others remain. In...

CalChamber Podcast Discusses Employee Misclassification

There are so many different types of workers: hourly employees, managers, supervisors, exempt employees, and independent contractors. But how do you classify each one...

New CalChamber Podcast Discusses ‘Ghosting’ in the Workplace

As employers are finding it harder and harder to fill positions, a new problem that is arising is job abandonment and applicants disappearing in...

Texting in the Workplace and Other Cautionary Employment Tales

Finding novel ways to increase efficiency or prevent workplace harassment can create serious problems for employers if not properly executed or thought out. In this...

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...

New Podcast Focuses on Men and #MeToo Movement

The latest episode of the California Chamber of Commerce The Workplace podcast focuses on men and the #MeToo movement. As more publicity is being given...

Podcast Examines Legislative Changes Needed to Fix Privacy Law

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a sweeping privacy law that applies to businesses of all sizes across almost every industry. Up on...

Say Cheese: Cameras in Workplace, Internet, Etc. Test Bounds of Privacy

This week’s episode of The Workplace explores new areas of concern and issues generated for employers by the prevalence of technology on the job...

California Leads Presidential Election Landscape in 2020

California voters have achieved a new milestone: the distinction of being an early presidential primary state due to the Legislature moving the date up...