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ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 25, 2012 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has created a toolkit for California employers interested in workplace flexibility practices and their many benefits for employees.
California’s unique state law can impact the flexible workplace arrangements of employers.
“Managing Workplace Flexibility in California”— available free to SHRM members on the
Workplace Flexibility Resource Page of SHRM Online — outlines how state law differs from federal law and how it impacts when and where work is performed.
Created by SHRM’s HR Knowledge Center, the toolkit examines flexible scheduling and how California law regulating daily overtime affects it. It considers how the state’s minimum wage requirements influence job sharing arrangements and how state legal restrictions define the type of work that can be done remotely.
California does not regulate telecommuting for private employers, but the toolkit notes that state law on wage-and-hour, safety and workers’ compensation issues, among others, impacts telecommuting.
The toolkit provides examples of employer practices that comply with state law.
“Both employers and employees value flexible work arrangements; however, California state law poses challenges to putting these practices in place,” said Deb Horne, state director of the California State Council of SHRM (CalSHRM). “SHRM’s new toolkit helps HR professionals navigate the legal requirements while still offering flexible practices and programs.”
The toolkit, developed with CalSHRM, was written by Michael S. Kalt, governmental affairs director for CalSHRM and a partner in the employment law practice of Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP of San Diego, and Emily T. Gates, an associate at Wilson Turner Kosmo.
Media: For more information, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6260 or
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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing about 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. For more information, visit
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