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Natural Disasters And Employer's Response

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 5, 2019 5:01:00 PM

It seems that natural disasters and severe weather events are constantly in the news. But when they happen in your own backyard, the impact on your business and your employees can be costly. 

 

[This article was originally published on November 22, 2017. In light of the recent wildfires in Sonoma County and other regions throughout California, this post has been updated and revised.]

Once again, residents and business owners in California have been dealt a devastating blow by raging wildfires that have destroyed 450 structures and damaged another 190 just in 2019 alone. 

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Topics: HR compliance, exempt employees, FLSA, disaster recovery plan, non-exempt employees, Cal/OSHA, OSHA

Trends For HR In California

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Aug 5, 2019 5:20:00 PM

Human resources, or HR, experiences trends and changes as do most professions. But some trends exist only on a state level.

 

Generally speaking, these trends tend to be the harbingers of the new "normal" in an industry of field of expertise. There are times, however, when the trend is simply a response to some other development. A good example might be the recent elevation of sexual harassment training courses.

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Topics: HR best practices, hiring trends, HR compliance, HR management practices, hr management trends

What Is Certified Payroll And What You Should Know

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 20, 2019 10:17:00 PM

All payroll is not created equal. This is especially true of certified payroll for government contracts and public works projects. 

 

So, what is certified payroll? A brief explanation is found on the State of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) website:

"Contractors and subcontractors on most public works projects are required to submit certified payroll records (CPRs) to the Labor Commissioner using DIR's electronic certified payroll reporting system."

That's fine, but a bit brief and high-level, so let's take a deeper look at certified payroll.

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Topics: payroll process, HR compliance, Certified payroll, Certified Payroll Software, Certified Payroll Services

Reporting Requirements For EEO-1 Data

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 10, 2019 7:19:30 AM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will collect pay data from both the 2018 and 2017 calendar years. Are you prepared?

 

The contentious issue of what exactly needs to be filed for EEO-1 reporting for 2019 has been resolved for the time being. Employee pay data for both 2017 and 2018 must be reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019.

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Topics: HR best practices, HR compliance, labor law compliance, reporting requirements, EEOC

California Employers And OSHA Compliance

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 26, 2019 3:18:22 PM

Almost every private sector business in the United States is subject to the mandates of OSHA and, in California, the requirements of Cal/OSHA. 

 

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Topics: HR compliance, compliance mistakes, Cal/OSHA, OSHA, workplace safety

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