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Sat April 14 2018

Equal pay - equal work

It's the law! Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 358, effective January 1, 2016, which strengthens the existing equal pay laws from 1949. Two years ago, Governor Jerry Brown helped put an end to the wage gap between men and women with the California’s Fair Pay Act. The existing law which was signed in 1949 didn’t completely eliminate the wage gap as men still earned more money than women for performing the same or similar work.

Mon April 09 2018

Posting required notices and posters in the workplace

Posters may not be pretty; nor may they fit with your "Décor," but it's the law! Failure to post legal notices could result in a fine of $10.000.00. Whether it’s posted in the staff lounge or in the main office, employers are required to place legal notices and posters in areas which are easily accessible to all employees. Failure to comply with these regulations goes against the law and can result in a hefty fine.

Sun April 01 2018

New workplace safety and health regulations protecting hotel housekeepers

It’s soon to be the law! Effective July 1, 2018, Cal/OSHA will be enforcing a new set of workplace health and safety regulations that specifically target the hospitality industry. These regulations are the first in the nation to protect housekeepers from common risk factors leading to on-the-job injuries.

Mon March 26 2018

Administrative Assistant’s Day – Show your Appreciation

Your employees are your greatest asset; show them you care! Administrative Assistant’s Day is April 25th, 2018, and it’s important to show your assistants what a valuable part of the business they are. Showing appreciation for their hard work can have a positive effect on their work performance.

Mon March 19 2018

Understanding Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

It is the law. Employers are required to make "reasonable accommodations" for persons with disabilities. Employers are not allowed to discriminate against employees with disabilities. Companies need to make special arrangements for their workers who may be physically or mentally unable to perform certain tasks.

Mon March 12 2018

Investigations of harassment and/or discrimination

When an employer receives a complaint of alleged harassment or discrimination, they are required by law to conduct an internal investigation. Employers should make sure that their employees feel respected and safe at work. Therefore, if any employee addresses issues of harassment or discrimination, employers should take the matter seriously and not have it overlooked.

Mon March 05 2018

Establishing a sound employee attendance policy

Have a sound attendance policy included in your employee handbook. Attendance and punctuality is an important aspect of work and can determine your employee’s productivity and commitment. By establishing a comprehensive and easy to understand attendance policy, employees know what expectations are required and can be held accountable if these requirements are not met.

Mon February 26 2018

Daylight Savings Time is coming up! – Friendly Reminder!

Spring ahead! Change your clocks for Daylight Savings Time on March 11, 2018! Changing our clocks to an hour ahead mean we lose an hour of sleep. This can often be a difficult event for many employers, as it results in employees showing up late for work.

Tue February 20 2018

Safety Tip: Lost Time Injuries

Your workers’ compensation premiums will increase when you have employees who lose time from work because of a work-related injury or illness. Getting injured on the job negatively affects both the employee and the company. Having employees who are unable to physically complete their work responsibilities due to injuries can be problematic for your company.

Mon February 12 2018

HR policy: Smoking in the workplace

Smoking in public areas is against the law. Smoking in the workplace puts employers at risk for violating health and safety laws. Smoking laws in the workplace apply to employers who have more than five workers. Smoking restrictions state that employees are not permitted to smoke inside a public building or in an outdoor area 20 feet of a main exit.

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