NEWS & HAPPENINGS

August 16, 2019
Wages, are you in compliance?

What is wage theft? Wage theft is an illegal act of withholding wages from employees. This includes: No pay at all Not paying overtime Minimum wage violations The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is in place to enforce that employees receive overtime pay for anything over 40 hours worked per week.  A report found by […]

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August 12, 2019
FROM PERSONNEL POLICIES TO PAGA: PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS FROM EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION @ GOLDEN 1 CENTER

Join us October 8th, 2019 as we partner with the Sacramento Business Journal at Golden 1 Center for a Fall Legal Update where Brian Bertossa, an attorney and partner at Cook Brown, LLP will recap some of the recent California Supreme Court and high profile decisions that are impacting employers in California and beyond. Recent […]

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August 12, 2019
Travel Incentives and Why They Should be Encouraged!

Travel incentives are a motivational tool to recognize employees’ achievements by rewarding the employee with a personal travel experience.  If your company hasn’t implemented incentive travel, here are a couple of reasons on how both the employee and the company will both benefit from this experience. Cost- Although most people associate the word “travel” with […]

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July 30, 2019
SB 588: IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS WHEN YOU’RE LIABLE

On January 1, 2016, Senate Bill (SB) 588 known as the “The Fair Days Pay Act” went into effect. The purpose of the bill was to enhance the Labor Commissioners ability to enforce California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) judgments. Specifically, this bill authorizes the Labor Commissioner to use any of the existing remedies […]

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July 12, 2019
OUTSOURCING HR: The Benefits!

With today’s focus on having a strong company culture, little room for error when it comes to compliance, and treating employees fairly, the Human Resources role has become increasingly more important for a business’ success.  With minimum wage rising and HR being a higher paying role, it’s not always easy for small and medium sized […]

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July 5, 2019
Labor Law 2018 Refresh

We are already well in to 2019 and 2018 seems like a distant memory. As new laws are changing, we tend to forget about what laws were pushed out the years prior. Listed below is a summary of the most impactful changes from 2018:  Wage Increases in California (SB 3)  Below is a chart of […]

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July 2, 2019
Minimum Wage Increasing July 1st in many local ordinances in CA

Most employers in California are subject to both the federal and state minimum wage laws, including local ordinances. When there are conflicting requirements in the laws, the employer must follow the stricter standard; that is, the one that is the most beneficial to the employee. Since California’s current law requires a higher minimum wage rate […]

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June 25, 2019
It’s HOT!! What do you need to do as a California employer?

While this California heat affects everyone, it can be deadly to California’s outdoor workers in industries such as agricultural or construction. In response to triple-digit forecasts, Cal/OSHA will conduct high-heat inspections at outdoor worksites to ensure compliance with California’s heat illness prevention regulations and other workplace safety and health requirements.  Certain industries, like agriculture, construction, […]

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June 20, 2019
All About American Trucking Association (ATA) & California’s Meal and Rest Periods

What the Truck?  TRUCKING COMPANIES: 1 CALIFORNIA: 0  California is famous for their strict meal and rest period requirements but fortunately for Trucking companies, the Golden State’s break laws no longer apply to drivers regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) hours-of-service requirements.  For years, trucking companies have had a long history with California’s […]

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June 18, 2019
5 Tips to Minimize Workplace Negativity

Remember, being proactive is the best way to fend-off workplace negativity to stop if from occurring in the first place.   There are several ways to keep bad juju from entering the workplace. Here are the top 5 tips to ensure you keep the negativity out:  Opportunity – create an environment that allows people the opportunity […]

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