Erika Frank

Erika Frank
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Erika Frank, vice president, legal affairs, and general counsel, joined CalChamber in April 2004 as a policy advocate and general counsel, leveraging her 10 years of legal, governmental and legislative experience. Named vice president of legal affairs in 2009, she is CalChamber's subject matter expert on California and federal employment law. 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. She holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned her J.D. from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. See full bio.

Avoid Secret Santa and Gift Exchange Pitfalls at Work

As the days inch closer to Christmas, some workplaces may be getting ready to launch a Secret Santa gift exchange. But don’t buy your...

New Required Poster for California Employers Starting Today

Look out, California employers! Another required posting has arrived today. Several weeks ago, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the Fair Employment and Housing Council’s...

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...

NLRB Poised to Revisit Joint Employer Standard

As the saying goes, history often repeats itself as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) demonstrates. In May, NLRB Chairman John F. Ring announced that the...

Is Worker an Employee or Independent Contractor?

Two Court Cases Review Complex Issue Properly classifying an individual as an employee versus an independent contractor has always been a daunting task for any...

CalChamber to Host HR Boot Camps

Space is filling up fast for the one-day, topic-packed seminars focused on the employment life cycle, from hiring through termination, presented by the California...

CalChamber to Offer Live Webinar on 2018 Labor/Employment Laws

Recorded Webinar Available at the CalChamber Store California Chamber of Commerce employment law experts will discuss how recent state and federal court cases, new laws...

Swift Action Needed in Prop. 65 Case to Avert Disruption in Multiple Sectors

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging the Fifth District Court of Appeal to expedite its decision and reverse the erroneous listing of a...

CalChamber to Host Live Webinar on Drug-Free Workplaces

Recorded Webinar Available at the CalChamber Store The California Chamber of Commerce will discuss what Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, means for...

California Legalizes Marijuana Use, But Employers Can Still Keep Workplaces Drug Free

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

San Diego Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance Now in Effect

San Diego’s Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect on July 11. Voters approved the ordinance on June 7, but the effective date was...

Some Local Minimum Wage Increases to Take Effect July 1

Minimum Wage Hike Brings Many Changes for Employers Although the next increase in the California minimum wage is still six months away, a number of...

Paid Sick Leave Law Questions Continue to Trouble Employers Wanting to Comply

Every January, California Chamber of Commerce employment law experts travel up and down the state educating California employers about new employment laws affecting the...

California Supreme Court Issues Blow to Major So Cal Green Development

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued a disappointing decision in Center for Biological Diversity et al, v. California Department of Fish and Wildlife and...

Court Accepts CalChamber Brief Supporting Landmark Education Case

A friend-of-the-court brief filed by the California Chamber of Commerce and other business organizations supporting the landmark decision in Vergara v. California has been accepted by the Second District Court of Appeal. The...

CalChamber in Court: Don’t Make One Employer Liable for Another’s Independent Contractor Misclassification

Also signing the brief in the case of Noe v. Superior Court were the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Civil Justice Association of...

CalChamber in Court: Urges State Supreme Court to Review Independent Contractor Test​​​​​​

The California Chamber of Commerce has filed a letter brief with the California Supreme Court urging it to review and decide what test should...

CalChamber in Court: State High Court Decisions: One Victory, One Mixed​​​​​​​​​

One decision issued by the California Supreme Court this week marked a victory for the business perspective on defibrillators, while the second was a...