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Five Signs of a Toxic Culture

Posted by: CEA's HR Advisor Team on Thursday, March 29, 2018
A corporate culture can be a significant factor that leads to ethics violations and, in its worst case, is the direct cause for a violation, said presenters at a webinar entitled, "How Corporate Culture Impacts Compliance – And What to Do ...

New Regulation to Protect Hotel Housekeepers

Posted by: CEA's HR Advisor Team on Thursday, March 22, 2018
CalOSHA recently announced that California has adopted a new workplace safety and health regulation to prevent and reduce work-related injuries to housekeepers in the hotel and hospitality industry. This is the first ergonomic standard in the nation ...

Employee Friendly Overtime Adopted

Posted by: By Lorene D. Park, J.D. (edited) on Thursday, March 15, 2018
The California Supreme Court, reversing the appellate court, has held that in determining an employee’s regular rate of pay, which included a flat sum attendance bonus for working unpopular weekend shifts, the divisor used to calculate the ...

What do Lovers and Clients Have in Common?

Posted by: CEA's HR Advisor Team on Thursday, March 8, 2018
I’ve got a quick and easy assignment for you. Take a moment and think about the things that originally attracted you to your current love and list them on a piece of paper. On a second piece of paper write down the reasons you believe your ...

Immigration Raids -Time to Audit Your I-9?s

Posted by: CEA's HR Advisor Team on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
US agents arrested more than 200 undocumented immigrants and targeted 122 businesses in a Southern California sweep last week. With California in the hot seat as a sanctuary state, now is the time to audit your Form I-9s and ensure your house is in ...

Violence in the Workplace ? What Every Employer Should Know

Posted by: CEA's HR Advisor Team on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Each year, an average of nearly 2 million American workers report having been a victim of violence at work, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the number of annual workplace ...

February Deadline for California Employers

Posted by: CEA's HR Advisor Team on Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Certain California employers are being reminded by Cal/OSHA to post 2017 annual summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses. The summaries must be posted from February 1 through April 30 and must be placed in a visible and accessible area at ...

Time to Schedule Sexual Harassment Training

Posted by: CEA's HR Advisor Team on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
With recent highly publicized sexual harassment allegations and the #MeToo movement, it is important that all employers take steps to prevent all forms of workplace harassment from occurring and respond appropriately when complaints are made. Here ...

ICE is Targeting Employers

Posted by: CEA's HR Advisor Team on Thursday, January 25, 2018
NBC News reported that 98 7-Eleven stores were recently raided by ICE in 17 states and 21 suspected illegal immigrants were arrested. Managers and owners were given three days to provide the immigration status of employees. Three-prong strategy. ...

2018 Health Care Spending Rates: San Francisco

Posted by: CEA's HR Advisor Team on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Employers located in the City of San Francisco must either contribute a specified amount toward their employees’ health care costs on a regular basis or pay into a city health care fund for San Francisco residents. Effective January 1, 2018, ...

What?s in Your First Aid Kit?

Posted by: CEA's HR Advisor Team on Thursday, January 11, 2018
Does your first aid kit comply with Cal/OSHA requirements? You may be surprised to learn that unless your first aid kit contains an approval note from a "consulting physician", it may be in violation of California law. Legislators are trying to ...

Workplace Harassment Guide for California Employers

Posted by: CEA's HR Advisor Team on Wednesday, January 3, 2018
With sexual harassment scandals in the news, employers may find more employees coming forward with similar claims in their businesses. For businesses who are unsure of how to put together an effective anti-harassment policy or what to do if they ...
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