Tag: HR

Employment Law Tip: 5 Tips for Drafting Bereavement Leave Policies

It’s a sad situation that every employer must face at one time or another—the death of someone in an employee’s family. While there’s no law in California requiring private employers to provide bereavement leave in this situation, most employers do allow employees a few days off when an immediate family member dies, and sometimes the […]

Employment Law Tip: Keeping the Focus During the Holidays

According to the results of a new poll by Accountemps, most employees get distracted and are less productive during the holiday season. The poll included responses from HR, finance, and marketing executives at the country’s 1,000 largest companies. Forty-four percent of executives polled said their employees are less productive the week before a major holiday, […]

Short Takes: Harassment Training for Temps

I have a question about sexual harassment training. We have 35 full-time regular employees and usually about 40 or 50 temporaries. The temps work for months at a time, but we release them during slow periods. I think the law says you have to provide harassment training if you have 50 or more employees. Do we […]

Holiday Parties Are All the Rage in 2005

According to a new survey by HR consulting firm Hewitt Associates, almost three-quarters (74 percent) of employers are planning to host a party for employees this holiday season. Twenty-seven percent of these employers plan to spend $5,000 or less on their parties, 30 percent will pay between $5,000 and $20,000, and 15 percent will spend […]