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7 Tips For A Solid Policy Manual

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 16, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Your company's employee policy manual is a critical document for your business success. Yet it can be a challenge to create one that is both concise and sufficient.

While there are no federal or state laws requiring businesses to have a documented policy manual, it is highly recommended. This is because of the many laws that require employers to notify workers of certain workplace rights. Unfortunately, far too many employers choose not to have one.

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Topics: policies and procedures, HR compliance, california labor law, labor law compliance, employee lawsuits, labor law, policy manuals

Employee Classification: The Contractor Vs. Employee Dilemma

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 5, 2017 9:06:00 AM

The Department of Labor has hired scores of new auditors solely to investigate misclassifications. State investigators are also placing more attention on employers. And more workers are challenging their classifications.

Employee classification has become increasingly risky for businesses in California and across the country. Incorrectly classifying employees as independent contractors is on the rise, but may represent a 'red flag' for many employers.

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Topics: independent contractors, overtime pay, employee classification, employee lawsuits, dol fsla, final rule

Tips For HR Management Best Practices: Avoiding Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Sep 26, 2017 8:40:24 AM

No business wants to be subject to an employee lawsuit. Effective HR management and improved HR best practices can help prevent them.

[This post was modified and updated from a previous post published in January 2017]

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Topics: HR best practices, independent contractors, HR compliance, overtime pay, HR management practices, employee classification, employee lawsuits, dol fsla

Avoiding Employee Lawsuits And Claims

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Aug 24, 2017 12:11:07 PM

Employers must constantly balance expenses with the needs of their business. But the costs of compliance with labor laws is essential.

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Topics: ca labor laws, california labor laws, labor law compliance, employee lawsuits, compliance mistakes

What Employee Turnover Really Costs Businesses

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Aug 1, 2017 9:03:00 AM

No business wants to see good employees leave, but what many businesses fail to appreciate is the very real costs associated with employee turnover.

According to the US Department of Labor and Statistics, an employee leaving can cost a business up to 33% of that employee’s total compensation including both salary and benefits.

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Topics: HR best practices, recruiting and hiring, HR management practices, employee lawsuits, employee onboarding, employee turnover

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