Human Resources / Health and Safety

Rising Payroll Taxes Coming to Shore Up California’s Pandemic-Depleted UI Fund

As the 2021 crop of legislation is coming into form and moving through legislative committees addressing a range of topics, one topic is conspicuously...

A Safe, Welcome Re-Opening Plan for California

I’m sure many readers know someone who postponed a wedding or reunion in 2020 due to the inability to gather or travel under COVID-19...

CalChamber Applauds Governor’s Re-Opening Plan

California Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Allan Zaremberg today provided the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement on re-opening California's...

New Supplemental Leave in Effect Now

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman, and Benjamin Ebbink,...

Steps to Take for Safely Returning Employees to the Workplace

What COVID-19 safety measures do employers need to have in place before bringing employees back to the worksite from remote work? Employers who are bringing...

How You Can Help End Anti-Asian Hate

In this edition of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg interviews Sacramento County Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Thienvu Ho. Deputy D.A....

No Room for Error on Meal, Rest Breaks

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw share best...

Governor Signs New Paid Sick Leave Mandate Into Law

Late Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation that mandates the addition of up to 80 hours of employer-paid COVID-19 sick leave retroactive to January...

Should Employers Offer Unlimited PTO?

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss unlimited...

Assembly Passes New Sick Leave Proposal; CalChamber-Led Coalition Opposes New Costly Mandate

The California Chamber of Commerce and more than 110 allied organizations are expressing strong opposition to two bills which passed the Assembly yesterday. AB 84...

COVID-19 Vaccine and the Workplace

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss what...

Upcoming Webinar on Transitioning Employees Back into the Workplace

Almost a year has passed since California’s COVID-19 lockdown. Offices and jobsites are on the brink of reopening, and businesses are ready to bring...

State Lags Behind New CDC Guidelines for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated People

On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on social contact and when quarantining is required for vaccinated people. California...

COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance Released

On March 4, 2021, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) updated its COVID-19 guidance, addressing several vaccination-related questions. The updated guidance replaces...

Single-Payer Health Care – Brought to You by 40 Million Payers

On February 19, a throng of legislators, led by Assemblymember Kalra, introduced AB 1400, the Guaranteed Health Care for All bill (a.k.a. CalCare, a.k.a....

Improving Diversity in the Workplace

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and Lyndon Huling, manager for leadership recruitment and...

Cal/OSHA Gathering Feedback on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The Cal/OSHA advisory committee’s February meetings on the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) offer some hints as to the future of California’s ETS.

Advice, Insight on Diversity in Workplace from Leaders in Private, Public Sectors

“Diversity without inclusion means nothing,” Northrop Grumman Sector Vice President Kevin Mitchell told attendees of a recent California Chamber of Commerce panel webinar that...

California Employers Should Not Be the New Social Safety Net

The Super Bowl may be over, but that hasn’t stopped California labor unions and their allies from moving the goal posts. Currently, labor unions are...

The First Privacy Agency

There is never a dull moment in the world of privacy policy. An online presence is fundamental to commerce and entertainment in our society...