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Independent Contractor VS Employee: Are You Up To Date?

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 19, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Determining the employment status of workers can be a process fraught with with risk. Being clear on a worker's status is a matter of being up to date on the law.

There is still some confusion on the part of employers and managers regarding the "rules" for classifying workers as either an independent contractor vs employee. Much of this has stemmed from government agency's shifting interpretation of the existing guidelines.

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Topics: independent contractors, HR compliance, employee classification, IRS, DOL, dol fsla

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

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

5 CA Labor Laws Compliance Issues That Can Hurt Your Business

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Sep 21, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Small businesses must navigate numbers of fiscal challenges as well as labor law compliance issues.

Businesses in California are subject to an every increasing number of CA labor laws and regulations that govern the employment relationship. And their HR managers are tasked with understanding and complying with them to avoid costly fines and other penalties.

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Topics: ca labor laws, HR compliance, HR management practices, labor law compliance, compliance mistakes

California Labor Law, Paid Family Leave, And HR Management

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Sep 19, 2017 10:24:38 AM

California employers are subject to both state and federal labor laws for paid family leave. Now it appears there may be new changes that will impact even more employers.

A proposal to expand the state’s parental leave protections to small-business employees passed the state Senate, despite Gov. Jerry Brown’s opposition to a very similar measure last year.

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Topics: HR compliance, california labor law, family leave, labor law, paid family leave, FLSA

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