Tag: Employer Resource Institute
A Quick Tour of the New CED Site
As we mentioned yesterday, our new free daily email service, California Employer Daily, has an accompanying website (also called, conveniently enough, California Employer Daily).
Resources to Help You All Year Long
Need help with an FMLA issue? Having difficulty determining whether an employee’s time off qualifies under the California Family Rights Act, the state counterpart to the FMLA? At the Employer Resource Institute, we offer valuable resources that can put the information you need right at your fingertips, 24 hours a day, every day of the […]
Performance Evaluations: Can You Give Me Pointers on Evaluating Our Workers?
We’re reworking our evaluation process and want to make sure we’re appraising workers properly. What should we keep in mind? And how should we address supervisors who procrastinate in completing the evaluations? That’s often a problem for us. Thank you. —Caroline M., HR Director in Oxnard
Employment Law Tip: Protecting Exempt Status: The Seven Deadly Sins
While California law generally requires employers to pay overtime when employees work over eight hours in a day or 40 in a week, certain executive, administrative, and professional employees are exempt from this requirement if they meet three conditions: 1) the employee is paid on a salary basis; 2) the employee earns a certain minimum […]
Employment Law Tip: Steer Clear of Investigation Missteps
Conducting internal investigations can be key to helping employers avoid lawsuits when an employee complains or there’s other evidence of misconduct or workplace problems. But if not handled properly, investigations can also land an employer in hot water. In a recent Employer Resource Institute audio conference, California employment attorney Roy A. Clark discussed problems that […]
Legislation: What’s Coming for 2008
On October 14, Gov. Schwarzenegger wrapped up his review of pending measures, signing bills that are of interest to employers and vetoing many others. Join the Employer Resource Institute and noted California employment law experts on December 10-12 at the historic Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California, for a full rundown on legislation California employers need […]
Employment Law Tip: Warning Signs of Violent Behavior
In the wake of last week’s horrific violence at Virginia Tech, employers across the nation are asking themselves whether their own workplaces could be vulnerable to a similar tragedy and what can be done to prevent it.
Employee Blogging: Can You Fire a Blogger?
I just found out that one of my employees is keeping a running diary on a personal website. A lot of the diary concerns his job here, his complaints about management and his coworkers, etc. Needless to say, I’m quite upset about this—it’s unprofessional, and I know he’s been encouraging other workers to check it […]
Cal-OSHA Tackles Heat-Related Illness
The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published tips for workers and employers to keep in mind during heat waves. The new materials include an advisory for employers that explains the duty to take steps necessary to prevent heat-related illness, plus fact sheets for workers to help them recognize and respond to symptoms of […]