Tag: California

HR

New HR Careers Report Unveils Trends in Salaries, Titles, and More

Namely, an HR platform for midsized companies, has released its HR Careers Report 2018. The report analyzed data from over 1,000 companies to uncover trends in the fast-growing HR profession. The resulting data cuts through stereotypes to take a closer look at the 5.6 million HR professionals across the United States who are so central […]

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5 Reasons the Single-Payer Insurance Debate Matters

Support for single-payer health insurance is growing, slowly but surely, yet many employers are taking little heed of the debate. Amy Evans, an employee benefit insurance expert, and attorney Christine Roberts contend on the Employee Benefits News website, though, that employers can’t afford to ignore it anymore. They enumerate several reasons you need to stay […]

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Immigration

On Thin ICE? Must Be Time for an Immigration Enforcement Update!

Winter must be coming, because immigration enforcement has been turning up the heat in recent weeks. What’s new? How about quintupled worksite enforcement efforts, an unprecedented monetary penalty, and a brand-new state law wrinkle in, where else, California?

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Raising the Bar: Eliminating ‘Unconscious Bias’ in the Workplace

“Unconscious bias” is a workplace term we often hear discussed these days by HR professionals and legal experts. Many people are unsure of the exact meaning of this term or they think it is some new age concept or perhaps the latest buzzword describing a new form of discrimination in the workplace. Actually, it’s neither. […]

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Los Angeles, San Francisco minimum wages going up July 1

Employers in Los Angeles and San Francisco must prepare to pay higher minimum wages starting July 1. In the city of Los Angeles and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, the minimum wage is going to $12 an hour on July 1 for businesses with more than 25 employees, up from $10.50 an hour. […]

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In California, You Can’t Fight Fire with Firings: Preventing Domestic Violence at Work

On April 10, 2017, a 53-year-old man walked into a special needs classroom in San Bernadino, California, pulled out a gun, and shot his estranged wife, 53-year-old Karen Elaine Smith. Two children standing near Smith were also hit by gunfire; 8-year-old Jonathan Martinez died later at the hospital. The gunman then turned his gun on […]

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Salaried Employees Miss Work, Too: Handling Absenteeism and Tardiness Issues in California

Increases in absenteeism and tardiness can be especially frustrating when they involve exempt salaried employees because many practices often used to curb those issues may not be permitted. Although it is generally understood that some tactics—e.g., docking an employee’s pay—should not be used to curb chronic absenteeism or tardiness, there are a few other options […]

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Ask the Expert: California Meal Period Rules and ‘Premium Pay’

In the state of California, if an hourly associate works 6.5 hours without a meal period, what does the company owe them? I have an associate claiming she should be receiving an hour of extra pay for any shift where she did not receive a meal period before her 5th hour. She is also asking […]

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Heat

Cal/OSHA Intends to Close the Door on Indoor Heat Illness

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) has had a heat illness prevention rule in place since 2006; that rule has been revised and updated several times. But, as often as it has been updated and as determinedly as Cal/OSHA has enforced it, the rule has had one huge, gaping hole in coverage: indoor […]

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