Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Big Survey – How Do Your Perks and Insurance Compare? Part I

Benefits are a much needed, much discussed asset to your recruiting program. While perks and benefits can “boost” your compensation package, employers do have to be mindful of the costs involved. To help see where you stand, the Human Resources … Continue reading

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The Big Survey – How Do Your Perks and Insurance Compare? Part ll

Last month we shared results from the Human Resources Daily Advisor’s 2015 Perks and Insurance Survey. This month, we present Part II of the survey. It details what insurance is being offered by employers and how they contain their costs. … Continue reading

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Key Strategies for Successful Safety Audits

What is a safety audit and why is it important to a company’s success? A safety audit, done correctly, can identify work hazards and prevent accidents. It also aids companies in setting safety and health goals among employees. Before deciding … Continue reading

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New Leave Regulations for California Go Into Effect July 1, 2015

The new leave regulations set forth by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, specifically the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) have been amended. The regulations are effective July 1, 2015. CFRA, like the federal Family and Medical Leave … Continue reading

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DLSE Publishes FAQ’s to Help Employers With California Sick Leave Notice Requirements

In order to help employers interpret and comply with California’s new paid sick leave law, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) is providing a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). The FAQ’s state that written notice of the … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Leaving the Work Force – Don’t Let Their Knowledge Leave With Them

Baby Boomers Leaving the Work Force – Don’t Let Their Knowledge Leave with Them According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers will reach age 65 every day until the year 2030. It is a good idea for … Continue reading

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On-Call Employee Required to Sleep on Employer’s Premises? The Supreme Court Says They Must Now Be Paid

On-Call Employee Required to Sleep on Employer’s Premises? The Supreme Court Says They Must Now Be Paid   The California Supreme Court recently held that employees spending eight hours of their 24-hour shift sleeping on their employer’s premises, must be compensated … Continue reading

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Governor Brown Signs Bill Amending California’s Paid Sick Leave Law

Governor Brown Signs Bill Amending California’s Paid Sick Leave Law California’s paid sick leave law was amended on July 13 and the bill was passed by Governor Brown as an “urgency statute”. It took effect immediately. On July 1, 2015, … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Provides Guidance on Suitable Seating Requirements

California Supreme Court Provides Guidance on Suitable Seating Requirements Recently, the California Supreme Court was called on to clarify California’s suitable seating requirements, as requested by the Ninth Circuit. The Supreme Court complied and filed an opinion on April 4. … Continue reading

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It Happened So Fast and Sans Public Hearings – Did You Miss It?

It Happened So Fast and Sans Public Hearings – Did You Miss It? On March 31, 2016, the California legislature approved a new statewide minimum wage. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on Monday, April 4, 2016.   This … Continue reading

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