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Give Mom a Break! New Lactation Accommodation Rules for 2020

Give Mom a Break! New Lactation Accommodation Rules for 2020

Monday, December 2, 2019

Since 2002, California law has required employers to provide reasonable break time and a location (other than a bathroom) for employees to express breast milk in private. Now, a new California Law for 2020, SB 142, imposes important new lactation accommodation requirements. 

How to Handle Alcohol at Work Functions

How to Handle Alcohol at Work Functions

Monday, December 2, 2019

Holiday office parties are common this time of year. One question our HR Directors frequently receive is how to handle alcohol at office celebrations or whether to serve it at all.

Remote Workers – Managing Performance and Risk

Remote Workers – Managing Performance and Risk

Monday, December 2, 2019

Telecommuting can be beneficial for your company and some of your employees. It can be a win-win, but you and the employees should be prepared, with a mutual understanding of the process and a plan—especially in regards to safe work practices and responding to 

Tips For Our Future Workforce

Tips For Our Future Workforce

Monday, December 2, 2019

Companies face fierce competition when it comes to hiring skilled workers. As more Gen Y workers are hired to replace the retiring Boomer generation, the real question is, how to not only attract, but also retain millennials in the workplace.

What NOT to Include In Your Employee Handbook

Monday, December 2, 2019

The employee handbook serves several purposes. It educates employees about the company’s mission and vision, explains workplace policies and procedures, lays out expectations and strategic goals, and includes information about culture and leadership. That’s a tall order for one document!

Wildfires and Your Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP)

Wildfires and Your Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP)

Monday, December 2, 2019

Cal/OSHA’s Emergency Regulation on Protection from Wildfire Smoke has been in effect since July 29, 2019.. and directs employer preparation, response, and compliance protocol. Although currently set to expire in January, Cal/OSHA expects at least two 90 day extensions beyond

Kim's Message: I'm Making a List and Checking it Twice!

Kim's Message: I'm Making a List and Checking it Twice!

Monday, December 2, 2019

The holidays are now in full swing and I find myself making more lists than usual this time of year. The whole point of making a list, for me, is to provide me with a small measure of control (ha), reduce my stress and help me prepare for whatever event is in front of me at the time.

Gifts To Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet!

Gifts To Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet!

Monday, December 2, 2019

CEA is giving our members the best gift we can think of this year—the gift of knowledge!

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