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IRS Mileage Rate Increase for 2019 -- Highest Rate in 10 Years

Published Thursday, December 27, 2018

The IRS has issued the 2019 optional standard mileage rate, with a significant increase for the new year. The optional standard mileage rate is used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes.

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New Year, New Deadline: New Harassment Prevention Training Requirements in 2019

Published Thursday, December 27, 2018

A new law for next year, SB 1343, requires that all employers of 5 or more employees provide 1 hour of harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to non-managerial employees and 2 hours of harassment and abusive conduct prevention training to managerial employees by January 1, 2020.

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Minimum Wage Increases on Jan. 1

Published Thursday, December 27, 2018

Under legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour over time, California’s minimum wage will increase on January 1 to $12 per hour for employers with 26 employees or more and to $11 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees.

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Let's Hire A Vet! Build Your Word-of-Mouth Network

Published Thursday, December 27, 2018

Are you placing job ads, but you’re not attracting veterans? You’re not alone if you are having this problem. In a national survey of employers by nonprofit Center For America, a majority of employer respondents cited the problem that their job advertisements are not attracting veterans.

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Older Workers Freelance More than Millennials

Published Thursday, December 27, 2018

FlexJobs has released new insights from its November 2018 survey, which gathered responses from nearly 1,000 freelancers about key topics related to their freelance career, lifestyle, and workstyle. 

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Counselors' Corner: Labor Law Poster Updates for 2019

Published Thursday, December 27, 2018

In California, all employers have workplace posting obligations. Between the state and federal requirements, California employers must post a total of 18 state and federal employment law notices.

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Trainer's Tips: Time Management is Choice Management

Published Thursday, December 27, 2018

We will all be setting goals on what we want to accomplish throughout the year. In some cases, it will be out with the old and in with the new. With all of the requests that are placed on our time, possessing skills in time management can be extremely powerful in your life.

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Real-time Feedback More Effective Than Annual Performance Review

Published Thursday, December 27, 2018

While respondents indicate they prefer ongoing feedback to annual reviews alone, they did offer some positive thoughts on portions of the annual review process.

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