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    Monday, February 11, 2019
    By  Sarah Boot  February 8, 2019 The state privacy law passed by the Legislature last year contains multiple flaws that undermine consumer privacy and employee protections, a coalition led by the California Chamber of Commerce explained this week. CalChamber Policy Advocate Sarah Boot spoke on behalf of the coalition at the February 5 workshop hosted by the state Attorney General’s Office in ...read more
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    Friday, February 08, 2019
    Orange County law enforcement and fire dispatch centers, including those in the City of La Palma, are now equipped with Text-to-911. The new program was jointly launched by all the Orange County public safety agency on February 6, after nearly one year of planning. The community is encouraged to “Call 911 if you can, but text if cannot.” The new system will greatly help the hearing impaired, ...read more
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    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Cal State Fullerton business students are offering free tax preparation and filing assistance for low-income individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Students participate on a volunteer basis and are trained and certified for tax preparation through the Internal Revenue Service. The program complements their coursework and provides hands-on experience ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
     February 6, 2019 CalChamber The EEO-1 submission deadline has been extended to May 31, 2019. The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has delayed the “opening day” of the 2018 EEO-1 Survey to early March 2019 and moved the due date to May 31, 2019. The recent government shutdown caused this postponement. The EEO-1 is an annual survey that requires all private employers with ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 05, 2019
     Feb 4 2019 -  Discipline, Termination -  HRWatchdog We would like to terminate an employee who has a bad attitude that rubs off on other employees. However, we haven’t given him any warning. Is it safe to let him go? Although California is at “at-will” state, meaning employment may be terminated by either the employer or employee on notice to the other, that doesn’t make an employer bulletproof ...read more
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    Friday, January 18, 2019
    CalChamber Labor Law Corner  By  Barbara Wilber  - January 18, 2019 Our nonexempt employees answer texts and calls after-hours. Is this work time and how much time would we pay for a 5-minute call, for example? Yes, in most instances, answering short calls, texts, and emails would meet the definition of hours worked found in the Industrial Welfare Commission Orders, Section 2: “Hours ...read more
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