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Coronavirus, COVID-19, And HR

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 19, 2020 9:56:34 AM

Navigating the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 on your business functions can be challenging. And the road-map continues to change.

 

Businesses and HR professionals are struggling with compliance challenges and best practices in the face of a novel virus pandemic known as COVID-19.

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Topics: HR compliance, health insurance, workplace safety, coronavirus, COVID-19

Being Prepared For Employee Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 13, 2020 9:15:00 AM

No business wants to be subject to an employee lawsuit, but the odds are good that any business will be at some point. The question is whether they'll be prepared when it does happen.

 

[This post was previously published in June 2018. It has been updated and revised to provide the most up-to-date information.]

When it comes to thinking about employee lawsuits there are two major actions that need to be taken: prevention and preparation.

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Topics: HR best practices, HR compliance, harassment, discrimination, workforce management

Top Compliance Trends In 2020

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 4, 2020 12:07:15 PM

Most businesses are aware of the need for ADA website compliance for example, but in 2020 there are more compliance trends to consider.

 

Compliance risk is, essentially, a company's exposure to legal penalties, financial forfeiture and material loss an organization in the face of failure to comply with industry laws and regulations, as well as internal policies and industry best practices.

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Topics: HR compliance, california labor laws, labor law compliance, harassment, hr management trends, Dynamex

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

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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