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Podcast Shares Questions Asked Most Often at Employment Law Updates Seminars

The California Chamber of Commerce employment law team has been on the road throughout January, conducting Employment Law Updates seminars and explaining changes that...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CalChamber Employment Law Experts Review Questions on Minimum Wage Ordinances, Maternity Leave

Last week, the CalChamber's employment law experts joined The Workplace podcast to share the most common questions they are asked concerning medical leaves of...

More Than 200 Professionals Attend CalChamber Symposium; Learn About Top Workplace Issues

More than 200 human resources professionals attended the annual California Chamber of Commerce HR Symposium in Huntington Beach on Friday. The day-long event featured...

CalChamber Employment Law Experts Discuss Most Common Questions Concerning Medical Leaves

The employment law experts at the California Chamber of Commerce field more than 1,600 calls on workplaces issues a month. And that’s on top...

From Clowns to Pigs: Dealing with Unconventional Requests in the Workplace

Accommodating an employee’s medical needs can be complicated—especially when support animals are involved. News outlets throughout the world have covered the array of accommodation...

Measures Employers Should Incorporate to Mitigate Risks Under PAGA

One of the most onerous labor laws employers in California contend with is the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). The law, which some have...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Hosting an Off-Site Work Event

Off-site work events can help create a more collaborative workforce, but they also come with a range of liability risks. In this episode of...

Benefit Trends That Keep Employees Engaged at Work

With open enrollment just around the corner, employers may be wondering what types of benefits to offer their employees besides the traditional health and...

Ageism in the Workplace: Prevent Liability by Focusing on Abilities, Not Age

In today’s modern workforce, it’s not uncommon to find employees from a number of generations in a single company. In this episode of The...

Critical Employment Bill Awaiting Action by Governor

The Legislature has wrapped up for the year, and the onus is now on Governor Gavin Newsom to decide which bills to sign into...

What Employers Should Know About Wage Garnishment

An order to garnish an employee’s wages is not a piece of mail employers should ignore. In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice...

From Coffee to Roasted Asparagus—How Prop. 65 Is Leading to Excessive Product Warnings

What do coffee, roasted asparagus and French fries have in common? They all contain traces of acrylamide, a chemical produced when heating some food...

Emergency Wildfire Smoke Protection Regulation Now In Effect—What Employers Need to Know

Employers in California are now required to protect their employees from potential harm created by wildfire smoke, following approval of an emergency regulation by...

Disaster Preparedness in the Workplace – It’s More Than Duck and Cover

Recent earthquakes in California have highlighted the fact that employers must be prepared for emergencies and natural disasters. In this week’s episode of The...

Vaccination Controversy Highlights Wellness Issues in the Workplace

While employers cannot require their employees to get vaccinated, there are many proactive steps they can take to ensure wellness and safety in the...