Does the law require us to provide bereavement leave? Our HR Management & Compliance Report: How To Comply with California and Federal Leave Laws, covers everything you need to know to stay in compliance with both state and federal law in one of the trickiest areas of compliance for even the most experienced HR professional. […]
I have been instructed to look into an employee assistance program (EAP) for our facilities. Do you recommend these programs, and, if so, how should we go about deciding what services to offer and picking a provider? — Rachael, HR Director in Petaluma
It’s hard to believe, but many schools will be back in session in just a few weeks, which means that parents may be called upon to make an appearance at their children’s schools. Now’s a good time for employers to review the rules regarding when parents can take work leave to participate in their kids’ […]
by Boyd Byers In physics, chaos theory is the concept that systems rely on an underlying order and are sensitive to initial conditions. As a result of this sensitivity, a small error or imprecision in the initial conditions grows at an enormous rate over time. Thus, two nearly identical sets of initial conditions applied to […]
As HR professionals, you might sometimes find it’s easy to take parts of your job for granted — completing I-9 forms, signing employees up for health insurance, and overseeing annual performance evaluations. Unlike routine paperwork, however, performance evaluations are an important part of effective management and can be critical in defending against employment litigation. And […]
Our workplace is flooded with PDAs, cell phones, flash drives, and the like. We’re worried about security and productivity. What are you doing to deal with the proliferation of miniature electronic devices in the workplace?
Not unlike an annual employee performance evaluation, an HR or employment law audit provides an objective means to measure the effectiveness of HR functions with respect to productivity, efficiency, and morale, among others. As a risk-management tool, an audit can identify obsolete or ineffective practices and flag compliance issues. In fact, employment practices liability insurance […]
We feel vulnerable to lawsuits because our brand-new supervisors and managers haven’t been trained. What guidelines do you give for the first few weeks?
On Feb. 5, 2007, San Francisco’s landmark paid sick leave ordinance (adopted as Chapter 12W of the San Francisco Administrative Code) took effect, providing paid sick leave for full- and part-time employees working in the City and County of San Francisco.