Preventing wage discrimination in the workplace
Wage discrimination is against the law. As an employer, it’s your responsibility to make sure that your employees are provided equal pay for equal work. The Equal Pay Act as well as Title VII, the ADEA, and the ADA target wage discrimination in all forms of pay including salary, bonuses, overtime, benefits, etc. Under these acts, discriminating against employees based on age, sex, color, religion or disability is strictly prohibited.
The importance of Employee Focus Groups after administering an Employee Engagement Survey
Gather ideas and feedback from employees. Employee Focus Groups allow company management to gather ideas from employees in regards to the effectiveness of their current policies and procedures. The focus groups are often conducted after employees complete an employee opinion survey. Focus Groups are the next steps taken to ensuring that employees’ concerns are resolved.
Beware of violence in the workplace. You never know when or how it will begin. Workplace conflict is not uncommon and issues can arise for a number of reasons. As an employer, it’s important to be aware of how your employees are interacting with one another and make sure that tension and hostility are not triggered or present.
HR policy: Mandatory sexual harassment training
It’s the law and New for 2019 – All employers with at least 5 employees must conduct harassment training for all of their employees, hourly and management employees alike! This training must be completed prior to year-end; December 31st, 2019.
Workers Compensation - What to do?
All employers are required by law to have workers compensation (WC) insurance, regardless of the number of employees on staff. Workers compensation insurance is mandatory for all employers to have and can help protect you and your employees in the event of a work-related injury or illness. Depending on the nature of your business, accidents in the workplace may occur and it’s important to be prepared.
Management Training 101
Management Training 101 covers supervisory and management skills for both new and experienced supervisors. This workshop is an overall view of the managers’ responsibilities vis a vis their employees, and your company’s policies.
Understanding the Fair Employment and Housing Act
It's the law! This act prohibits employers from discrimination of any protected class, harassment or retaliation in the workplace. Employers need to create an equal environment for their employees and refrain from discriminating against their gender, age, religion, marital status, etc. The FEHA protects employees in the workplace and ensures that they are treated fairly and respectfully.
HR recordkeeping: Dealing with employee’s travel time
It’s the law! Hourly employees must be paid at least minimum wage for "travel time." Labor law states that employees who travel for work purposes must be paid at least minimum wage when traveling for business purposes. While the employer can certainly pay the employee’s regular rate of pay for travel purposes, the law requires that the employer pay “at least” minimum wage.
Training & Development: Customer Service Excellence
Customers are essential to a business and contribute to a business’ success and growth. Therefore, it’s important for your employees to get the proper training in order to keep customers satisfied enough to return to use your service. Customers want their concerns to be heard and resolved and it’s important to know how to respond when such a situation occurs.
The Value and Risks of Company Picnics
Get to know your employees and their families through teambuilding events. It’s important to create a working environment that is fun and exciting for both employees and management and one way of doing so is to plan entertaining events like a company picnic.