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 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.

Episode 19: Service Sales Tax

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In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg is joined by Loren Kaye, president of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education, to discuss a proposal that threatens to impose a sales taxes on services in California. The two examine the implications this policy would have on the state’s budget and business climate.

Episode 18: What Not to Wear – To Work

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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 show up for work wearing attire that seems more appropriate for the beach than the office. 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 steps employers can take to ensure that employees are appropriately dressed and groomed for their work environment. The two share some humorous anecdotes about enforcing a dress code at work.

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