• Things to Know: Weekly Updates

  • Every Monday we share a list of business things you need to know this week. We cover everything from HR issues to tourism trends. If you're not already subscribed, sign up for our Monday morning email newsletter for a quick wrap-up of Chamber and community news.

  • August 13

    • Restaurant recruiters work to take the headache out of hiring - Skift Restaurants Forum
    • New rule bans retaliatory drug testing of employees who report injury - CalChamber
    • Starbucks loses CA wage-theft case - Grub Street
    • The evolution of social media marketing - Sprout Social webinar
    • EDD updates required poster, pamphlet, but prior versions OK until January - CalChamber
    • CalChamber: state legislature needs to set standard on independent contractor test - CalChamber
    • New projections show future of work in CA - The Sacramento Bee
    • Hiring? Social media content is often a deal breaker - HR Watchdog

    August 6

    • Who is an employee? New standard for 2 million workers spurs clash at California Capitol - The Sacramento Bee
    • No tips allowed: how three small restaurants make it work - Skift Restaurants Forum
    • Wildfire alerts didn't reach everybody in danger; Gov. Brown is open to changes - The Sacramento Bee
    • Small businesses find micro-influencers a good marketing avenue - Forbes
    • CA wildfires: what employers need to know - CalChamber
    • U.S. employment costs increase from year ago by most since 2008 - Bloomberg

    July 30

    • New Proposition 65 regulations take effect August 30 - CalChamber
    • Options for paying outside salesperson include hourly or salary basis - CalChamber
    • 6 ways to keep your valued employees from jumping ship - Small Business Trends
    • Coalition builds support for independent workers - CalChamber
    • 7 ways managers motivate and demotivate employees - LinkedIn
    • Yelp adds health code ratings to restaurant pages nationwide - Skift

    July 23

    • Trust and ethics in the digital world - SBDC webinar (view the recording)
    • Cal/OSHA provides new safety info for housekeeping workers - CalChamber
    • Inside one initiative to improve kitchen workers' health and well-being - Skift
    • U.S. weekly jobless claims hit more than 48.5 year low - Reuters
    • What is a a microloan and where can you get one for your small business? - Small Business Trends