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New COVID-19 Laws, Regulations and Employers’ Responsibilities

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 5, 2021 4:52:17 PM

With the New Year comes new laws and a reminder about some related notifications from the past. There are new COVID-19 Rules and Regulations effective January 01, 2021 that all California Employers need to be aware of and actions taken to be compliant.

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Topics: HR compliance, OSHA, COVID-19

California Labor Law Update 2020

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 25, 2020 8:00:07 AM

Amid the current COVID-19 crisis and the fallout from it, there are other California labor law issues that employers should keep on their radar.


California, like many other states, has adopted a "living wage" initiative to gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Topics: payroll management, california labor law, labor law compliance, california minimum wage, COVID-19

OSHA Guidance On Face Coverings And RTW

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 16, 2020 8:04:24 AM

Returning to work after the coronavirus shutdown presents a number of challenges and issues for businesses. Among these is the matter of wearing masks to work.


On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a series of FAQs regarding the use of face coverings in the workplace due to COVID-19. This includes cloth coverings, surgical masks, and respirators.

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Topics: labor law compliance, OSHA, COVID-19, return to work, health and safety

Company Culture And Employee Engagement

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 11, 2020 7:25:17 AM

Finding and keeping good employees is an essential function in every business. And a key component of successful recruiting and hiring is an engaging company culture.

[This post was originally published in July 2018 and has been substantially revised and updated to reflect a more current view of this topic.]

Your company's culture exists either by default or by design. While some of the factors are organic in nature, there are definite culture development practices that organizations can implement to help build and sustain an engaging culture. 

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Topics: training, workforce management, benefits, company culture, employee engagement

Surviving Crisis: HR Management And Employee Engagement

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 9, 2020 8:00:26 AM

Business owners, leaders and managers have been put to the test over the last few months by external factors that seem to be unprecedented.


While some organizations and businesses have succumbed to the financial damage caused by the recent pandemic and more recent civil unrest, many are still struggling and hoping to survive and re-build. But what will that take?

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Topics: HR best practices, company culture, employee engagement, employee retention, return to work

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