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Reporting to Work: No Physical Presence Required

Last week, the Second District California Court of Appeal ruled that on-call employees are entitled to reporting time pay if they are required to...

Class Action Settlement Doesn’t Prevent 2nd Lawsuit

An employee who was a member of a wage-and-hour class action settlement with her employer, is able to pursue a subsequent lawsuit against her...

New Content on HRCalifornia, Fine for Underpaying Wages, and More

HRWatchdog, the California Chamber of Commerce employment law blog, regularly features CalChamber experts analyzing federal and state legislation, important court cases and agency actions. Blog...

CalChamber Releases List of New Employment Laws

The California Chamber of Commerce has released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect...

Franchisor/Franchisee Business Model Wins in Decision on Lawsuit against McDonald’s

In a victory for the franchisor/franchisee business model, a federal court in California recently found that McDonald’s does not control the wages paid to...

Paying Nonexempt Employees on Salary Basis Poses Risks for Employer

If I change a salaried exempt employee to salaried nonexempt, may that employee’s salary be less than the minimum threshold for a salaried exempt...

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...

State Supreme Court Will Consider How to Deal With ‘De Minimis’ Time

Employers frequently run into questions regarding counting small, or “de minimis,” periods of time. Lawsuits have been filed over small amounts of uncompensated time...

New Requirements for Paying Piece-Rate Employees for Rest Breaks

What are the requirements for compensating piece-rate paid employees for rest breaks and other nonproductive time? A number of recent California and federal cases regarding...

Revised Double-Pay Holiday Bill Passes Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that requires double the “regular rate” of pay for work on Thanksgiving passed the Assembly this week. A previous...

CalChamber Explains New Laws for 2016

The California Chamber of Commerce is presenting handy summaries of new legislation taking effect in 2016 that will affect the day-to-day operations of California...

CalChamber Steers Helpful Bills into Law, Stops Costly Mandates, Secures Changes

The 2015 legislative year was very active in the labor and employment policy arena. Overall, the California Chamber of Commerce was very successful with...

Gender Equity Pay Bill Signed into Law

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on...

Calculating Sick Leave for Employee with Multiple Rates of Pay

How do I pay for sick leave under California’s new law when an employee has more than one rate of pay? Do I pay...

CalChamber-Backed Gender Equity Pay Bill Passes Assembly with Bipartisan Support

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender passed the Assembly this week with bipartisan support. SB 358...

Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves with CalChamber-Backed Changes

California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender won approval from an Assembly policy committee this week. SB 358...

CalChamber Stops Two More ‘Job Killers’ on Assembly Floor​​​​

Two “job killers” failed to move off the Assembly Floor on June 4, missing Friday's deadline for bills to pass the house in which...