NEWS & HAPPENINGS

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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June 12, 2019
Tips to Prevent Workplace Back Injuries

Every year, back injuries are a leading cause of workplace injuries across the nation. Studies have shown that around 80 percent of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. We rely on our backs everyday to lift items, to reach items, to rotate, and to bend over. Reminding your employees of  […]

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June 5, 2019
The Employers Guide to Getting Sued

Owning a business in California is complex with the abundant laws and how employee friendly it is. Not to mention, the overlapping federal laws which can make running a business in the Golden State not so golden. Are you confident that you’ve classified your employees correctly? Do you document your meal and rest periods? Are […]

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May 31, 2019
How much time do I have to give my employees for meal and rest breaks in California?

This is a regular question employers have in California.  California dictates that a 30-minute uninterrupted meal period generally must be provided if a nonexempt employee works more than five (5) hours in a work day. The meal period must be provided no later than the end of the employee’s fifth hour of work. If an […]

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May 23, 2019
Why are Job Descriptions so Important?

There is no specific law that requires you to create job descriptions or any law that dictates what job descriptions should contain. However, it’s highly recommended that every organization create and maintain a job description for every position within the company. Effective job descriptions provide your executives, managers, supervisors and employees with a clear understanding […]

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May 13, 2019
The Ugly Truth About I-9s

Are your I-9s compliant?  What’s the story behind I-9s? The reality is all employers must complete and retain Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for every person they hire for employment after Nov. 6, 1986, in the U.S. as long as the person works for pay or other type of payment. Exceptions include: Individuals hired on […]

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May 10, 2019
What you need to know about “Reporting Time Pay” in California

Have you heard the term “Reporting Time Pay” here in California?  Is your organization complying with this?  California law requires employers in California to pay “reporting time pay” under the applicable Wage Order.  This requires that when an employee is scheduled to report for work and in fact reports to work, but is not put […]

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May 8, 2019
Do Employee Handbooks Make Me Compliant?

Definitely a great question and I would say they are the backbone of any strong HR infrastructure in business today and do help you stay compliant. But like the backbone of your body, your employee handbook is only a piece of the HR requirement puzzle. So you will need to address other labor law mandates […]

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