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Gig Economy Bill Signed into Law

Published Friday, September 27, 2019

Assembly Bill 5, also known as the “Gig Economy Bill,” was just signed into law by Governor Newsom. How will it impact employers that employ independent contractors in California? Most importantly, it will require a comprehensive review of such relationships. For those businesses that utilize independent contractors on any regular basis to perform tasks which are an integral part of their operations, the law may compel them to transition the workers to employees.

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Breaking News on Harassment Prevention Training Requirements!

Published Friday, September 27, 2019

In August, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill (SB) 778. Effective immediately, this bill extends the deadline for employers with five or more employees to provide anti-harassment training by one year—from January 1, 2020 until January 1, 2021.

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Be Prepared Not Scared! Active Shooter Preparedness

Published Friday, September 27, 2019

September is National Preparedness Month with the theme Prepared, Not Scared. By its nature, an emergency is an unforeseen crisis. California employers may be faced with many types of natural disasters or other emergencies, including fires, earthquakes, extreme weather (storms, high heat), and floods.

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Halloween in the Workplace - Treat or Terror?

Published Friday, September 27, 2019

Office parties can boost morale and lighten the mood. They can help connect people in different departments and at different levels in the organization. But Halloween office parties come with their potential frights! How can your company have fun without the scary ghouls from HR coming to spirit you away? 

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Poster Perplexity

Published Friday, September 27, 2019

As California employers, we know we must post the required federal and California posters somewhere conspicuous where employees are likely to see the poster (and therefore read it!) We also know that these posters have a way of getting updated, all throughout the year. 2019 was one of those years!

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1 in 5 Workers Age 40 and Over Report Age Discrimination

Published Friday, September 27, 2019

Yes, it’s true; the workforce is aging. By 2024, one-quarter of the workforce will be over age 55—with the fastest growth rate among those 65 and older. And ageism against those who might have a touch of gray is also on the rise, according to one recent study by Hiscox, an international specialist insurer.

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Message from Kim: Why I need an attitude check and you might too!

Published Friday, September 27, 2019

Winston Churchill once said, "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." What is your attitude—right now, at this moment—toward your supervisor? Your employees? Toward life in general? 

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The War for Talent Continues

Published Friday, September 27, 2019

Earlier this year in our June newsletter, we talked about how recruiting for top talent is tougher this year due to historically low unemployment rates. As we enter the last quarter of 2019, employers continue to count on CEA to help them with their recruiting needs, due to fewer available candidates and the recruiting challenges they are encountering.

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