Onboarding of new hires is a commonplace practice among most every company. However, effective onboarding with both desirable and measurable results is sadly lacking in many organizations.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), prohibits discriminating against individuals with disabilities in employment, with respect to the goods and services offered, and requires most businesses to equal access to goods and services. What many businesses may not know is that this protection may now extend to a company's website.
While California struggles through the flu season, employers may find that complying with the layers of paid sick leave requirements can be challenging. In addition to the state Paid Sick Leave Law, at least six local municipalities have their own sick leave ordinances. And these local laws impose greater restrictions on employers.
While the Department of Labor inches closer to making a final decision on proposed overtime eligibility, the state of California is still debating the definition of an independent contractor. Both pending decisions will have a significant impact on California employers, workers and the state's business climate.
With the addition of new legal restrictions being placed on HR and hiring managers in California, caution and strict compliance has become essential. Even seemingly innocent questions can land employers in legal hot water as the result of a complaint filed by a disgruntled interviewee.