Human Resources / Health and Safety

Foundations of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Course

CalChamber Launches Foundations of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Course

In today's workplace, the importance of incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) cannot be understated. Specifically, 74 percent of U.S. workers say corporate investment in...

Sacramento Court Pauses New Fast Food Council Law

The Sacramento Superior Court last week ruled that a new law establishing a fast food sector council can’t be enforced until officials determine whether...
The Workplace Podcast

Compliance During Emergency Conditions

The Workplace Podcast: Compliance During Emergency Conditions In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts sits down with CalChamber Labor...
The Workplace Podcast

Succession Planning Helps Businesses Prepare for Long-Term Survival

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts is joined by best-selling author and recruiting expert Rikka Brandon to...
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Cal/OSHA’s Holiday Gift – a 2-year Extension of COVID-19 Regulation

Sometimes, the holidays come with gifts that … aren’t necessarily what the recipient asked for. The Cal/OSHA Standards Board gave just such a gift...
Regulations

Cal/OSHA Extends COVID-19 Regulation for 2 Years

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board voted 6-1 yesterday to continue California’s COVID-19 regulation until December 2024. As part of the transition from an emergency COVID-19 regulation...

Local Minimum Wage Increases January 1, 2023

Many California cities will ring in 2023 by increasing their local minimum wage rates. Employers should confirm what cities their employees work in to...
2023 Required Notices

Eight Employment Notices Have Updates for January 1, 2023

In California, every business is required to post not only the Wage Order(s) that apply to its operation and the Minimum Wage Order where...
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Colds, Flus, RSV: What Can California Employers Do?

After COVID-19 dominated our lives for the last few years, other highly contagious respiratory illnesses — like colds, flus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)...
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California Must Fix Labor Laws to Reflect Shift to Remote and Hybrid Work Arrangements

Any question about whether remote work would continue after pandemic-related shutdowns ended has been answered: work from home is here to stay. The fact that...
The Workplace Podcast

Best Practices for Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and diversity and inclusion consultant Jonathan Mayes discuss best practices for...

2023 Employment Law Updates Seminar Dates Released; Sign Up Today

California's legislative session in 2022 was quite active and Governor Gavin Newsom signed numerous bills into law that will have a broad impact on...

Eligible Employers: Sign Up for CalSavers Now to Avoid Penalties

Employers with five or more employees in California are required to sponsor a retirement plan or sign up their workers for CalSavers, the system...
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CalChamber’s California Privacy Rights Act Webinar to Prepare Employers for New Rules

Starting January 1, 2023, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will fully take effect, bringing employment-related information under the privacy rules. The law does not...
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Fall Back! Daylight Saving Time (DST) Ends This Weekend

Don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night for an extra hour of sleep! Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2 AM on...

Download the Free New 2023 California Employment Laws White Paper!

It’s that time of year again — for planning fall and winter holidays and vacations, and anticipating and preparing for new employment laws. The...
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Many California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Provisions Take Effect January 1. Are You Ready?

Originally passed in 2018 and effective in 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a comprehensive privacy law aimed at enhancing California residents’...
The Workplace Podcast

Understanding California Political Speech and Election Laws at Work

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad and CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts discuss the...
Regulations

Cal/OSHA Considers Removing Exclusion Pay Mandate From New COVID-19 Emergency Regulation

As the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) prepares to vote on the next iteration of California’s COVID-19 emergency regulation, one important...
The Workplace Podcast

Trending Topics on the Labor Law Helpline: Halloween Parties, Listening to Music in the...

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss the issues employers are...