The Workplace: a Podcast by CalChamber

Expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers and employees: employment laws, legislative proposals, national/state politics. Commentary on the podcast should not be considered as legal advice.

Episode 29: Legislative Update II

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Episode 28: Garnishment of Wages

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In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law expert Jennifer Shaw to discuss what responsibilities employers have when served with a wage garnishment order for an employee.

Episode 27: Tips on Open Enrollment, Employee Benefits Strategies

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In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employee benefits expert Vinny Catalano of Gallagher Benefit Services to discuss open enrollment options for employers and trends in benefit offerings. In addition, Frank and Catalano underscore the importance of communicating the value of the benefits provided to employees.

Episode 26: From Coffee to Roasted Asparagus—How Prop. 65 Is Leading to Excessive Product Warnings

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 In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber Policy Advocate Adam Regele discuss Proposition 65 and how it has been used as a vehicle to unscrupulously sue businesses across the state.

Episode 25: What to Do If Immigration Officials Come Knocking

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In this week’s episode of The Workplace, CalChamber President Allan Zaremberg discusses with immigration expert Kevin Johnson, Dean of the UC Davis School of Law what employers are required to do if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials raid a job site or ask to inspect records.

Episode 24: Update on Key Bills Affecting California Employers

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In this week’s episode of The Workplace, CalChamber President Allan Zaremberg, and CalChamber Executive Vice President Jennifer Barrera update listeners on the status of important pending legislation that will have a huge impact on employers and California’s economy—legislation on the Dynamex decision, privacy, pay for striking workers, and arbitration agreements.

Episode 23: Conversations with Dan Walters

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In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber President Allan Zaremberg discusses California’s revenue surge and continued calls for new taxes with California political expert Dan Walters. The two also discuss pressing issues at the State Capitol, including Dynamex and privacy legislation.

Episode 22: Emergency Wildfire Smoke Protection Regulation Now In Effect—What Employers Need to Know

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In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Policy Advocate Robert Moutrie and CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank review the steps employers should take to comply with Cal/OSHA’s recent wildfire smoke protection emergency regulation.

Episode 21: IT and Disaster Preparedness

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CalChamber executives Allan Zaremberg and Erika Frank discuss the importance of emergency preparedness in the workplace. The two give an overview of employers’ responsibilities to their employees during times of crisis.

Episode 20: Vaccinations

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In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law expert Jennifer Shaw to discuss the current vaccination controversy and other issues that come into play as employers attempt to keep their workers healthy and productive.

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