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10 Scary Laws That Affect California Employers
California workplaces exist in a different world and employers should recognize that an employment practice that works in the other 49 states may not be appropriate there.

Preventing and Correcting Wrongful Conduct in California
New FEHA regulations clarify California employers are required to take reasonable steps to prevent and correct wrongful conduct in the workplace.

Navigating the Maze of California Leave Requirements
Administering employee leave ranks among the most vexing of challenges for employers, and for those operating in California the task is even more daunting. 

Cal/OSHA Warns California Employers Another Hot Summer is on the Horizon
The California Occupational Safety and Health Division has issued a statewide high heat advisory because it expects temperatures in certain parts of the state to exceed 100 degrees this summer.

What Do the Overtime Regulations Mean for California Employers?
For the first time in a very long time, the federal salary threshold necessary to qualify for exemption from the FLSA's overtime requirements will exceed the minimum salary threshold required for exempt status under California law.

How Will Expanded Family Leave Affect California Employers?
Lower-income workers in California stand to benefit from several recent legislative developments: the higher minimum wage and now also a broader paid-family-leave program.

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Upcoming SHRM Education

SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition​
June 19-22, 2016  | Washington, D.C.

SHRM Leadership Development Forum
Sept. 26-29, 2016  | Seattle

SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition 
Oct. 25-27, 2016  | Austin, Texas 


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The Employee Benefits Landscape
How do California employers compare with national averages in benefits offerings? Survey data of more than 300 benefits are reported in 10 areas. 

Employee Benefits Strategies
The purpose of the Employee Benefits Strategies series is to identify the benefits California organizations provide to their employees and determine if they leverage these benefits for recruitment and retention. In this research, California data are compared with national data.

Metro Economic Outlooks
SHRM’s Metro Economic Outlook reports provide comprehensive analysis of the economies of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Click below for reports on:
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego

The Ongoing Impact of the Recession
These survey findings look at differences between California and the U.S. in financial health, hiring, recruiting, and the skills gap.


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California Employment Law: An Employer's Guide
This guide is written for those who must contend with employment law in California as part of their work. This includes employers based outside of California having employees working inside the state. It is written primarily for business people and HR professionals, although in-house counsel and lawyers who practice outside of employment law will find it useful too.