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Oh, What a Relief It Isn’t – AB 5 and the B2B Exemption

The new law governing independent contracting, AB 5, includes what can be described as a business-to-business (B2B) exemption. But a close examination of the...

State Holding Employment Status Seminars Statewide

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has scheduled free seminars throughout the state on AB 5 and the ABC test for classifying workers. AB 5...

HR Experts Recap New State Lactation Accommodation Rules

California's new lactation accommodation law, effective Jan. 1, 2020, affects a broad spectrum of California employers. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber...

CalChamber Renews Fight Against Five Job Killer Bills

Legislators Moving Forward with Previously Stalled Proposals The California Chamber of Commerce today announced it is continuing the battle against five job killer bills that...

CalChamber Renews Fight Against Five Job Killer Bills

Legislators Moving Forward with Previously Stalled Proposals The California Chamber of Commerce today announced it is continuing the battle against five job killer bills that...

What to Do When Your HR Recommendations Are Ignored, Dismissed

Human resources professionals often have some of the most difficult conversations in the workplace. Whether they need to mediate workplace conflict or craft policies...

Court to Consider Permanent Injunction on Arbitration Law; Prop. 65 Acrylamide Lawsuit Pending

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller is expected to hear arguments on whether to permanently stop a new California law banning arbitration agreements...
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Governor Newsom Pushes Single-Payer Health Care Agenda Forward…Kind of

During Governor Newsom’s successful gubernatorial election run, he lauded the single-payer health care model. While the concept has garnered red-hot attention amongst Democratic Presidential...

Sign Up Now: Employment Law Seminars Provide Expert Analysis, Clear Explanations of New Laws,...

Of the 1,042 bills that reached Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk this past fall, 870 were signed into law — many of which affect workplace...

AB 51 Litigation Update: Court Grants CalChamber’s Request for Temporary Restraining Order

A federal judge on Monday issued a temporary restraining order to prevent AB 51 from going into effect on January 1. A hearing for...

Temporary Restraining Order Granted Against AB 51

Today, in a lawsuit filed by CalChamber and a business coalition challenging the constitutionality of AB 51, District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller granted a...

AB 51 Litigation Update: Court Grants CalChamber’s Request for TRO

United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller today issued a temporary restraining order enjoining enforcement of AB 51 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), pending the court’s...

The New California Labor Laws You Need to Know for January 1, 2020

Some of the bills signed into law this year made significant changes to California employment law, while others made small, but important changes of...

How Festive Is Too Festive? Tone from the Top Is Key to Avoiding Trouble

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and many companies are deciding to join in the festivities by hosting a holiday party. Although...

Surprising Consequences from California’s Paid Family Leave Program

Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) is a wage replacement program within the short-term disability program, funded through employee payroll deductions and administered by the Employment...

California Consumer Privacy Act — Employers Need to Be Ready January 1

Starting January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) significantly changes California’s consumer data collection rules and give consumers more control over how...

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...

CalChamber-Led Coalition Files Legal Challenge to Incoming Law Banning Arbitration Agreements Made as Condition...

On Friday, a coalition of businesses led by the California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit to stop a new California law that precludes...

Employee Handbook Helps Employers Tackle Tough HR Issues During Busy Holiday Season

December is here, and not only is the holiday season in full swing, it is the peak of the flu season as well. It's...

Tips to Make Performance Reviews Beneficial to Both Employers and Employees

Annual performance reviews can be helpful for both employers and employees if done right, or can be useless if done poorly. In this episode...