On Thursday, California Chamber of Commerce top employment law experts will be providing information on local ordinances and what businesses need to do to ensure compliance.
The live webinar, “Add Local Ordinances to Your Compliance Radar,” will run Thursday, September 19, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PT.
If local ordinances haven’t been on your radar, be on the lookout. It’s a trend that’s gaining momentum like wildfire.
California cities and counties are enacting their own employee-related laws, creating a greater compliance challenge if you have employees working in multiple cities with local ordinances. These requirements—on top of state laws—regulate wages, paid sick leave, criminal background checks and more.
“More than 27 jurisdictions throughout California have passed minimum wage ordinances, for example,” Bianca Saad, webinar co-presenter and CalChamber employment law subject matter expert said. “The determining factor is where your employees work, whether at your facilities, remotely from their homes or while traveling.”
Depending on the ordinance, local and statewide requirements can vary significantly, and can vary even between municipalities.
During the webinar, experts will discuss:
- Minimum wage, paid sick leave, and criminal background checks;
- Other labor-related ordinances, including San Francisco’s Lactation in the Workplace and Consideration of Salary History ordinances;
- Interaction between state and local laws;
- Compliance issues;
- Posting and recordkeeping requirements;
- Enforcement; and
- Best practices.
Failure to comply, even if inadvertent and quickly corrected, can result in exorbitant penalties that far exceed what the employee is owed.
The webinar will be presented by CalChamber Executive Vice President Erika Frank and Employment Law Subject Matter Expert Bianca Saad.
Frank is the CalChamber’s subject matter expert on California and federal employment laws. She oversees and contributes to CalChamber’s labor law and human resources compliance publications; co-produces and presents webinars and seminars; and heads the Labor Law Helpline.
Saad oversees CalChamber coverage of the ever-expanding area of labor-related local ordinances. She brings the perspective of an employee representative, coming from nearly eight years in private practice as an employment law and litigation attorney.
The Add Local Ordinances to Your Compliance Radar webinar is approved for 1.5 California credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, GPHR, APHR and PHR/CA recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI); 1.5 Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit hours; and 1.5 Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) professional development credits (PDCs).
Attendees will be able to submit questions during the live webinar. Downloadable webinar slides and a recording of the live event will be made available.
The webinar is mobile-optimized for viewing on tablets and smartphones
Sign up for the webinar today at https://store.calchamber.com//10032189-cfch/training/live-webinars/add-local-ordinances-to-your-compliance-radar.
This webinar offers information only and does not serve as or replace legal advice.
Staff Contact: Bianca Saad