Avoid Fines and Penalties and Order the Mandatory 2017 California and Federal Employment Poster today!

Given the increasing complexity of California’s labor laws, and the seriousness of the consequences for businesses that miss compliance for any reason, the Santa Maria Valley Chamber is working to make it easier for your business to comply with California’s labor laws and save yourself from significant disruptions and costs.
No matter how many employees you …

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Slightly more than a third of workers (35 percent) said they called in sick over the last 12 months when they were feeling just fine, according to a new CareerBuilder survey.
That’s perhaps not the best news for employers, but, the good news is that it’s an improvement from last year, when 38 percent of survey …

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Don’t Forget “Time Off to Vote” Obligations

The general election is November 8, 2016. Employers must display a poster describing voting leave requirements at least 10 days before every statewide election.
If an employee does not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote in a statewide election, the employee may take up to two hours of working time to vote without …

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Drivers are advised they may experience minor delays during nighttime construction
across East Betteravia Road at the intersection of South Bradley Road, beginning
Sunday, October 23rd and continuing through Thursday, October 27th.
Each day, night work will begin at 8:00 p.m. and run until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.
During those hours of work, lanes will be closed on …

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Beginning Monday October 24th, and for up to four weeks, there will be a complete closure
of the intersection of Battles Road and Bradley Road. A detour will be provided on
Shepard Drive and Hancock Avenue to maintain traffic flow.
J.W. Design and various contractors will be working in the intersection to complete utility
connections, signal installation, pedestrian improvements …

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