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Free Form I-9 Webinar for All Employers

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Good news! We now have added this FREE webinar recording to our store for all employers in California to download and learn from.

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Good Meal Break Policies Keep Companies From Being Devoured

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019

If your company doesn’t have a strong meal and rest break policy, it may get eaten alive!  Ever since the pivotal Brinker court decision in 2012, California law has been clear, but let’s review it again.

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Trainers Tips: How to Keep Your Best Employees!

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The best way a company can keep its best employees and improve retention is to adopt employee training tactics that create opportunities for growth and create a positive work environment that bonds a team together.

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No April Fools' Joke Here: Mandatory April 1 Poster Update

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The updated poster contains information about the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) which applies to employers with 20 to 49 employees and provides up to 12 workweeks of job protected baby bonding leave in a 12-month period. Employers with 50 or more employees continue to be covered by the California Family Rights Act which provides both baby bonding leave and medical leave.

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Tilly’s Employees Don’t Have to Report to Work to Receive “Reporting Time Pay”

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019

A pivotal California decision on the issue of “reporting time pay, has expanded the definition of “time worked” here in California. In Ward v. Tilly’s, a divided California appellate court recently held that “reporting time pay” is owed to employees who have to call in two hours in advance to see if they are on the schedule (and then are told not to come into work).

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Message From Kim: Be Patient - Leadership is Definitely a Journey

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Most of you have probably read or at least heard of Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®    It is truly a business classic and I read it for the first time in 1989, as required reading in one of my college business courses. The day after I graduated, I moved to Portland, Oregon, and started my first “real job” as a manager at Target. 

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The Pros and Cons of Unlimited PTO

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019

On paper, it’s an intriguing idea: Unlimited paid time off (PTO) means no vacation banks or caps — workers can take as much or as little vacation time as they see fit. Employees like that they're not being nickeled-and-dimed, and HR professionals like the idea of having one fewer thing to track. But is it really that simple?

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Climate Surveys can Tell the Real Story

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019

How do you measure the efficacy of your harassment prevention initiatives? An article published in Harvard Business Review introduced a very simple and approachable way to answer that question - Ask your employees. These questionnaires can help employers measure the efficacy of existing prevention programs as well as identify blind spots relating to harassment and discrimination. The Harvard Business Review was responding to the EEOC’s 2016 earlier recommendation that “Employers should conduct climate surveys to assess the extent to which harassment is a problem in their organization.”

 

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