A message from our CEO - Nancy Lindholm
You know that pending state legislation, a proposed regulation or a ballot measure will have a huge impact on your business, either directly because it affects your company/industry, or indirectly because of its impact on the jobs climate and economy. You’d like to let your employees know about your concerns — but can you? The answer is yes — IF you keep in mind and follow some “dos and don’ts” outlined in state law or regulations. Following is a quick overview from the HR specialists at the California Chamber of Commerce, including actions to avoid.
Communicate with your employees, stockholders and their families about the company’s support of or opposition to state legislation, regulations or ballot measures.
Encourage your employees, stockholders and their families to support or oppose state legislation, regulations or ballot measures.
Communicate your political messages to your own employees (and their families) through such means as:
Control or direct the political activities of your employees “through or by means of threat of discharge or loss of employment.”
Coerce your employees to support or oppose a ballot measure.
Reward or punish employees for their political activities or beliefs (or threaten to do so).
Put any political messages in or on employees’ payroll envelopes. NO PAYCHECK STUFFERS.