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New Overtime Rules for Ag Workers

Published Thursday, February 28, 2019

Big news in the agriculture world. The California Industrial Welfare Commission released an updated Wage Order No. 14-2001 (IWC No. 14-2001) regulating the wages, hours, and working conditions of employees in agricultural occupations, effective January 1, 2019.

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Employers on the Hook for Payroll Errors, Not Payroll Companies

Published Thursday, February 28, 2019

In a victory for payroll companies, the California Supreme court recently held that payroll providers aren’t on the hook for paycheck errors and wage and hour violations. The employer alone is liable for wage and other pay violations.

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Trainer's Tips: 5 Tips for More Effective Communication

Published Thursday, February 28, 2019

We communicate in every aspect of our life. The goal of communication is to understand and be understood. However, that goal can often go unmet in the workplace and the repercussions of miscommunication can be very serious.

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Tragic Act of Workplace Violence Puts Spotlight on Safety

Published Thursday, February 28, 2019

The tragic shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Illinois last month has put workplace violence back in the spotlight. When an employee learned he was being fired from his job, he began shooting.

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Message from Kim: Launching ThinkHR Comply and ThinkHR Learn

Published Thursday, February 28, 2019

Pop a cork, throw some confetti, and celebrate with us this month as we add two new features for CEA members. Members now have access to compliance tools with ThinkHR Comply and access to a learning management system (LMS) with 300 training courses with ThinkHR Learn.

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More Questions Off-Limits in a Job Interview!

Published Thursday, February 28, 2019

Several interview areas are now off-limits in California and the distinction between “okay” and “over-the-line” is critical.

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Winery Gets Crushed for $11 Million in Harassment Case

Published Thursday, January 31, 2019

Large sexual harassment awards are not going away anytime soon. A jury awarded over $11 million dollars to two winery employees who alleged they were sexually harassed by the General Manager and retaliated against after they complained.

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Get Me Off this Merry-Go-Round! OSHA (Again) Revises Electronic Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rules

Published Thursday, January 31, 2019

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a Final Rule to amend its workplace injury and illness recordkeeping regulation. 

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