Tag: Ellen Savage

How Part-Time Return to Work Affects Employee’s UI Benefits

My employee has been on furlough and collecting unemployment insurance (UI). If I bring her back to work part time, what is the maximum...

COVID-19: What Employers Ask Part 2

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and Labor Law Adviser Ellen Savage discuss the...
Ballot Box

Voter’s Choice Act May Be Game Changer for Voting Time Off Rules

My employee wants to take time off to vote in the California Primary Election on March 3. She says I have to pay her...

Say Cheese: Cameras In The Workplace, On-line Communication, and the Internet Test Bounds of...

This episode of The Workplace explores new areas of concern and issues generated for employers by the prevalence of technology on the job site or in the office.  Erika Frank, CalChamber executive vice president, legal affairs and general counsel, and Ellen Savage, HR adviser with CalChamber’s Labor Law Helpline, talk about what is private – and what is not – at work.  The conversation provides both entertaining and helpful insight into the issue, particularly given the multitude of federal and state constitutional guarantees, limitations imposed by federal and state statutes, and case law.

New Year, New Labor Laws to Know

As you reflect on your list of New Year’s resolutions, resolve to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the new employment laws...

Local Minimum Wage Ordinances May Impact Split Shift Premium Requirements

A recent update on the California Labor Commissioner’s website signals a change in interpretation about how employees must be paid when they work a...

Updated Guidance on Paid Family Leave Tax Credit Issued by IRS

An updated guidance on a tax credit for employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees has been issued by the...