Sun August 18 2019

Requirements for Worker’s Compensation Insurance

All employers, regardless of size, must have workers compensation insurance - it's the law. This mandatory insurance is used to cover medical costs and part of lost wages for employees who become injured or ill while at work. While several federal and state laws depend on the number of employees in the company, workers compensation is required, regardless of the number of employees in your company.

Mon August 12 2019

Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Allowing drugs or alcohol in the workplace is unsafe, unhealthy and can create chaos and trouble for your company. Substance abuse can affect an employee’s productivity level, their personal health, as well as their relationship with others in the workplace. Companies should have a no tolerance policy when it comes to drugs or alcohol in the workplace.

Sun August 04 2019

Know the Law: Organ and Bone Marrow Donor’s Leave

If you have 15 or more employees, this law applies to you! California law mandates that employers must grant paid leave of absence to an employee who is an organ donor in any one-year period. The time off cannot exceed 30 business days for an organ donor and 5 business days for a bone marrow donor.

Sun July 28 2019

Equal Employment Opportunities

It's the law! When hiring, it is illegal to discriminate based on any protected category. When hiring an employee, strictly look at an applicant’s qualifications and skills rather than any discriminatory features such as race and/or gender. The Equal Employment Opportunity law restricts employers from discriminatory acts in the workplace and failure to comply with these laws can results in potential litigations.

Tue July 23 2019

Keep employees safe from the Summer heat

California’s heat illness standards require employers to take precise steps to protect outdoor workers from heat illness. As summertime rolls in and temperatures increase, California’s outdoor employees place themselves at a greater risk for heat illnesses.

Mon July 15 2019

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.

Sun July 07 2019

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.

Mon July 01 2019

Conflict resolution

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.

Mon June 24 2019

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.

Sun June 16 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.