Company Policy: Required Company Policies vs Recommended Policies

Company Policy: Required Company Policies vs Recommended Policies

What is the purpose of company policies and procedures? Company policies serve many different purposes for both the employer and the employee. Employers typically combine all of their policies into an employee handbook, where employees have access to review policies at any time. Company policies may:   Serve as an orientation tool for new employees- When […]

CFRA: California Family Rights Act

CFRA: California Family Rights Act

What is CFRA? CFRA is the California Family Rights Act, which is essentially the state’s equivalent to FMLA leave. In California, employers with 5 or more employees have to provide CFRA leave to eligible employees. Similar to FMLA, folks are eligible for CFRA when they have worked for the company for a year and have […]

Emergency Action Plan (EAP): Is Your Business Prepared?

Emergency Action Plan (EAP): Is Your Business Prepared?

What is an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)? An Emergency Action Plan should review emergency situations that could occur in the workplace and how employees should deal with these situations. What is considered a workplace emergency? A workplace emergency is a situation that is harmful to employees and customers or disrupts the organization. This could include:  […]

Heat Illness Prevention Plan FAQ

Heat Illness Prevention Plan FAQ

What is a Heat Illness Prevention Plan? When working in a warm environment, our bodies rely on their ability to get rid of excess heat to maintain a healthy internal body temperature through methods such as sweating to cool down. Factors such as high temperature and humidity, low fluid consumption, direct sun exposure, lack of […]

Fall Protection In The Workplace

Fall Protection In The Workplace

Did you know that falls are the number one cause of death in the construction industry? Cal/OSHA requires employers to provide training for any employees that are exposed to a fall hazard. OSHA defines a fall hazard as a drop of 6 feet or more from a working/walking surface to a lower level or grade. […]

Employee Classification: Exempt vs. Non-exempt Employment

Employee Classification: Exempt vs. Non-exempt Employment

What is employee classification? There are a number of classifications into which an employee might fall. These classifications include: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Intern and Seasonal. Employees are usually classified based on the hours worked, the expected duration of the job, and the job duties. It is important that employers have a clear policy determining what […]

HRIS (Human Resource Information System) by Bizhaven

HRIS (Human Resource Information System) by Bizhaven

What is an HRIS? An HRIS is a Human Resources Information System which is the integration of HR functions and information technology. This software can hold employee information and improve processes internally to benefit the company. An HRIS stores, processes, and manages employee data while also streamlining the HR functions of the company. What tools […]

Employee Diversity: What are the Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace?

Employee Diversity What Are The Benefits of Diversity In The Workplace

What is employee diversity? Employers must create a diverse culture within their company to stay competitive. What does diversity entail for an employer and their company? Employee diversity means, creating a workforce where your staff consists of a diverse group of individuals. When people think of diversity they usually think of attributes such as different […]

Employee Termination Checklist: What to Include In the Termination Process

Employee Termination Checklist: What to Include In the Termination Process

What to do when terminating an employee? Employee terminations can be tricky and are dreaded by most managers and human resources professionals, but having a consistent termination process can help make the termination easier. Before you meet with your employee for the termination, take a look at the employee’s previous performance reviews to see if […]