Tag: Labor and Employment

New Law Creates Supplemental Sick Leave

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

New Law Expands CFRA to Small Business

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

Employment Law Attorney Joins CalChamber Policy Team

Ashley Hoffman joined the California Chamber of Commerce in August 2020 as a policy advocate specializing in labor and employment and workers’ compensation issues. Before...

Vacation Policy Best Practices

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad...

Remote Work: Workers’ Comp Liabilities

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and workers' compensation expert Randy Pollak discuss current...

D&I Critical to Strong Organizations

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Dr. Jessica Milam, Inclusion and Diversity Advisor to the U.S....

[July 23 Webinar] Adapting to the Evolving Workplace

Recorded Webinar Now Available As the workplace continues to adapt amid COVID-19, new questions emerge as everyone adjusts to new social and workplace practices. Some...

Free Webinar, Resources to Help Employers Foster an Inclusive Workplace

Update 7/9 - Video Now Live: Fostering An Inclusive Workplace This is an important time when employers and employees must work together to address and bring...

Bill Imposing Headcount Tax on Large Employers Added to CalChamber Job Killer List

Legislation that will discourage hiring and job growth by imposing an employee “headcount tax” on certain employers was added to the California Chamber of...

Burdens Created by New Leaves of Absence

Even in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and a historic economic shock, the Legislature is considering legislation to increase the cost on employers...

COVID-19: What Employers Are Asking

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad...

Furloughs Versus Layoffs: Is There A Difference in California?

Many Californian businesses are facing difficult choices during this COVID-19 pandemic (also known as the coronavirus pandemic). Confronting losses in revenue and uncertainty in...

Surprise! 2020 Promises More Workplace Regulations for California’s Employers

2019 brought some big changes under Cal/OSHA, and 2020 is virtually certain to bring new obligations for employers confronting some very hot new issues--including...

First Entries on 2020 Job Killer List Similar to Previous Failed Proposals

Yesterday, the California Chamber of Commerce named two recently introduced bills as 2020 job killers. The bills are very similar to prior versions also identified...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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Lactation Accommodation Bill Would Expand Liability and Create Litigation Traps for California Employers

There is no question that breastfeeding newborn babies creates significant mental and physical health benefits for both mother and child. CalChamber supported legislation last...