Tag: Podcast

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...

What to Expect from New Independent Contractor Classification Law; Webinar, Free White Paper Available...

Throughout the year, the California Chamber of Commerce has been covering the developments surrounding the Dynamex Supreme Court decision on independent contractor classification and...

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...

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...

Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Investigations Are Required by Law

What are the obligations when an employee steps forward with a sexual harassment complaint? In this episode of The Workplace, investigations expert Lisa Buehler...

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...

Tips on Open Enrollment, Employee Benefits Strategies

For most employers, open enrollment season is an uncertain and difficult time, when the challenge of finding the best benefits and health care coverage...

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...

Update on Key Bills Affecting California Employers

The California Legislature has one final month to pass bills to the Governor before going on recess for the rest of the year. In this...

Revenue Boost Calls Into Question Motivation for New Taxes; A Conversation with Dan Walters

In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg discusses California’s revenue surge and continued calls for new taxes with longtime...

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...

What Not to Wear – To Work

It’s summertime in California and that means flip flops, shorts, and tank tops. Unfortunately, when the weather heats up, employees can be tempted to...