Employers Group Blog Connection

New Laws that Can Affect Your Success

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Fri, Jan 20, 2012

There are several employment laws that took effect on January 1, 2012 that will impact your business. These new laws range in content from credit reports, health insurance, discrimination, and worker classification. Avoid putting your business at risk for fines or costly litigation – get up to speed with the recent changes. 

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Topics: Employer, Legislation, hr policy, advocacy, workplace, DOL, business

Breaking News! Employers Group's WELU is Open for Registration!

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Wed, Sep 14, 2011

Employers Group's
2012 Workplace & Employment Law Update

News You Can Use

(Don't delay! Early Bird Registration Ends September 30!)

With so many changes happening so quickly in today's world, how do you sort through the mess and focus on what's important?

News, not noise

Cut through the noise and join fellow HR colleagues at Employers Group's 2012 Workplace & Employment Law Update at a location near you.

Pay Attention to the Headlines:

And much, much more! For all the essential headlines and breaking news, visit EGWELU.com for full details.

Register TODAY for one of the following five WELU events in California:

November 9, 2011

Burbank Airport Marriott

November 10, 2011

Hilton Ontario Airport

November 15, 2011

San Diego Marriott Del Mar

November 18, 2011

Disney's Grand Californian

December 1, 2011

Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco / Union Square

Take advantage of early-bird pricing discounts!
Register before September 30 and pay only $245! - a savings of $50 from regular registration fees!

Table and multiple registration discounts are also available.



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Topics: development, Legislation, advocacy, human resources, Employers Group, event, compensation, best practices, business, workplace benefits

California Legislative Update & NLRB Action

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Thu, Sep 1, 2011

The California State Legislature is wrapping up its legislative session and we are actively monitoring hundreds of legislative bills that are awaiting final action. One bill that we worked diligently to defeat is Assembly Bill 46-a measure that would have potentially jeopardized more than 1,000 businesses and tens of thousands of jobs. It would have also taken the unprecedented step of the State Legislature singling out a municipal entity and disincorporating a city. Employers Group actively opposed this measure and the California State Senate ultimately defeated this bill.

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Topics: Employer, Legislation, advocacy, workers comp, Federal, NLRB

Supreme Court rules in Wal-Mart Sex Discrimination Case

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Jun 27, 2011

United States Supreme Court Validates Employers Group Legal Committee Opinion and Hands Wal-Mart a Big Victory

Supporting the opinion of the Amicus Brief filed by Employers Group’s Legal Committee, the high court halts Sex Discrimination suit

Employers Group’s Position Regarding the Dukes v. Wal-Mart Case
The Employers Group Legal Committee filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal arguing that each employee’s claim of gender discrimination was individualized and, therefore, class certification was not appropriate. The Committee also argued that, given the size of the potential class, the case was not practically suitable for class action status. The multiple discrimination claims against Wal-Mart can not be collective, rather to be handled on a case-by-case basis. The recent United States Supreme Court decision mirrors the opinion held by Employers Group.

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Topics: advocacy, Employers Group, Legal Committee

The Importance of Lobbying by HR Executives

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Fri, Jun 10, 2011

Human Resources Officials Tell LERA Forum
That They Often Get Involved in Lobbying


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Topics: advocacy, human resources, executive