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The Workplace: a Podcast by CalChamber

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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

8889178793


Episodes

Episode 165 - Best Practices for Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

11/28/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and diversity and inclusion consultant Jonathan Mayes discuss best practices for fostering diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace.

Duration:00:22:29

Episode 164: Recruiting Best Practices for a Post-COVID-19 Job Landscape

11/14/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and best-selling author and recruiting expert Rikka Brandon discuss hiring best practices in a post-COVID-19 pandemic job landscape.

Duration:00:21:09

Episode 163: Understanding California Political Speech and Election Laws at Work

10/26/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad and CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts discuss the rules regarding political speech in the workplace and explain California’s voting leave law.

Duration:00:11:42

Episode 162: Trending Topics on the Labor Law Helpline: Halloween Parties, Listening to Music in the Workplace and More

10/24/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss the issues employers are asking about most often on the CalChamber Labor Law Helpline, including: Halloween parties, balancing religious beliefs with holiday parties, employee handbook policies, listening to music in the workplace, accommodating unprotected time off, and employee privacy concerns.

Duration:00:18:08

Episode 161: 5 New California Labor Laws Employers Should Start Preparing For

10/5/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss five new labor laws employers should know and prepare for: SB 1162; AB 152; AB 1949; AB 1041; and SB 1044. Unless stated otherwise, these new employment laws will take effect on January 1, 2023.

Episode 160: California Consumer Privacy Act Will Apply to Employers in 2023

9/19/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss the current state of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and how it will affect employers starting January 1, 2023.

Duration:00:09:29

Episode 159: School’s Back in Session: Recap of Leaves Available to Working Parents

8/24/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad and CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts provide a refresher on school-related leaves of absence and labor laws, including school activities leave, school appearance leave, sick leaves, and accommodating flexible schedules.

Duration:00:10:27

Episode 158: Survey Shows Return to Office Trends and Employer Attitudes

8/17/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and Global Head of Occupier Thought Leadership at CBRE Group, Inc. Julie Whelan discuss current employer attitudes toward in-person work and returning remote workers to the workplace.

Duration:00:15:53

Episode 157: The Latest Issues Employers Are Asking About on the CalChamber Labor Law Helpline

8/10/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss the issues employers are asking about most often on the CalChamber Labor Law Helpline, including: the new California Department of Public Health definition of “close contact” regarding COVID-19 isolation protocols; webcam usage concerns; remote work-related expenses; retention bonuses; and more.

Duration:00:26:45

Episode 156: Update on CalChamber Efforts to Secure Changes to Important Legislation

8/1/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocates Ashley Hoffman and Robert Moutrie give a legislative update on four important proposals that will affect California businesses: SB 1162 (Limón; D-Goleta), AB 2188 (Quirk; D-Hayward), SB 1044 (Durazo; D-Los Angeles) and SB 1149 (Leyva; D-Chino).

Duration:00:15:41

Episode 155: How to Handle Vacation, Sick Leave, Paid Time Off, Holidays

7/6/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage answer common questions that employers are asking regarding vacation policies.

Duration:00:22:36

Episode 154: What Supreme Court Ruling on Arbitration and PAGA Means for Employers

6/30/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad and CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts discuss how the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Viking River Cruises v. Moriana affects employers and arbitration agreements.

Duration:00:12:58

Episode 153: Authors Share Small Business Success Tips from Self-Made Bosses

6/22/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera and authors Jackie Reses and Lauren Weinberg discuss entrepreneurship and share tips for starting and managing a successful small business.

Duration:00:21:35

Episode 152: Considerations, Best Practices for Returning to In-Person Work Arrangements

6/10/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss hybrid and in-person work environments, and use real workplace examples to share best practices for employers.

Duration:00:23:25

Episode 151: CalChamber Hiring Checklist Makes Onboarding Easy

5/6/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad and CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts share highlights from the CalChamber Hiring Checklist, and discuss obtaining documentation from remote workers, employee handbook best practices and what employers should look for in a harassment training program.

Duration:00:13:17

Episode 150: Questions Remain on Workplace Emergency Bill

4/28/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss SB 1044 (Durazo; D-Los Angeles), a proposal that would allow employees to leave work or refuse to show up to work if the employee subjectively feels unsafe.

Duration:00:09:25

Episode 149: Two Approaches to Worker Scheduling

4/22/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss AB 2932 (Low; D-Campbell), a proposal that would impose overtime requirements after 32 hours, and AB 1761 (Voepel; R-Santee), a proposal that would allow for an employee-selected flexible work schedule.

Duration:00:10:12

Episode 148: Important HR Bills to Watch This Year

4/4/2022
In this episode of The Workplace, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss three job killer bills under consideration in the California Legislature: SB 1044 (Durazo; D-Los Angeles), AB 2182 (Wicks; D-Oakland) and SB 1162 (Limón; D-Goleta).

Duration:00:16:06

Episode 147: Secretary Weber: Fostering Women Leaders

3/31/2022
In recognition of the conclusion of Women’s History Month, CalChamber today released a special edition of The Workplace podcast. In this episode, CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera speaks with California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D., who reflects on the influences that shaped her career, explains why business leaders should invest their time in mentoring future women leaders, and shares advice for company leaders who are working within their organizations to...

Duration:00:23:31

Episode 146: Important Updates on Arbitration Law

3/28/2022
In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad, and CalChamber employment law experts Matthew Roberts and James Ward discuss the recent federal law that amends the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to make pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers invalid and unenforceable for claims of sexual harassment or sexual assault.

Duration:00:11:53