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HR Compliance And California Labor Law In 2020: Update

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 9, 2020 12:42:00 PM

A new year and a new quarter brings a great deal to do and take care of. And it’s easy to lose track of new laws that can impact your business. 2020 is no different.


The 2019 California legislative session brought us a number of significant employment law changes and additions. Here is a brief overview and summary of some key labor laws that can fundamentally impact your business.

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Topics: california labor law, labor law compliance, california minimum wage, employee classification, paid family leave

Culture Fosters Employee Engagement

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Engaged employees are absolutely critical for keeping a company thriving and growing. And the fact is that culture is the driving force for employee engagement. In other words, culture matters.

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Topics: employee onboarding, employee turnover, company culture, employee engagement, employee retention

3 Reasons To Revise Your Policy Manual

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Every business should have a comprehensive policy manual available for all employees. The challenge  is keeping it up-to-date.


[This post was previously published in July 2017. It has been updated and revised to provide the most up-to-date information.]

An organization's policy manual, assuming they have one, is often referred to as their "policies and procedures" manual. This can be a bit misleading, however, as a true policy manual or employee handbook should really only document an organization's policies.

Their procedures should be housed in a separate document, or documents.

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Topics: HR best practices, policies and procedures, HR compliance, labor law compliance, policy manuals

Benefits Of Engaged Employees

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 24, 2019 8:20:00 AM

Employee engagement is more than a business buzzword. The benefits of having employees that are genuinely engaged and motivated are very real.


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

The problem with the phrase "employee engagement" is that it is still too vague and subjective for most employers and managers. As a result, they either ignore the concept or hope to create an "engaged" workforce by simply offering more perks and a few team-building programs. 

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Topics: hr management trends, employee turnover, company culture, employee engagement, management practices

Workforce Management Highlights For 2020

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 17, 2019 11:02:00 AM

Employers and HR managers know that each new year brings with it a new set of workforce management changes and requirements. January 2020 is no different.

We previously posted an overview of the significant labor-related legislation that will affect most, if not all, employers in California. Here is a brief set of highlights of a few more items that will likely have the broadest impact California businesses.

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Topics: HR compliance, overtime pay, california labor laws, labor law compliance, california minimum wage, workforce management

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