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3 Policy Handbook Best Practices For HR Management

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 10, 2019 12:55:00 PM

A policy, or employee, handbook is a vital tool and resource for any business. But creating one can be a challenge.

 

[This article was originally published in December 2017. It has been substantially revised and updated to reflect current information and trends.]

According to several HR experts, most small businesses do not have a written policy manual or employee handbook, an employee orientation process, or even a proper and documented termination procedure.

Yet all of these tools and processes can be the first line of legal defense to avoid costly employee lawsuits.

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Topics: policies and procedures, HR compliance, labor law compliance, employee onboarding, policy manuals, handbook

HR Managers and OSHA Compliance

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Many organizations have a safety office that manages OSHA compliance, but for smaller companies, this often falls to the HR managers. 

 

In larger companies, there may be one or several people whose job is to maintain workplace safety and compliance with OSHA regulations. But in most smaller organizations, the work of training, record-keeping, and reporting may often falls to HR managers.

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Topics: HR best practices, HR compliance, HR management practices, Cal/OSHA, OSHA

Payroll Compliance Best Practices

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 19, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Payroll compliance best practices are an essential part of payroll management. And sometimes the most difficult.

 

Every year seems to bring with it more legislation, regulations and Federal and State requirements. The pressure to be both up-to-date and proficient with these laws can be immense. Especially since failing to be in compliance can result in costly errors.

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Topics: payroll management, HR compliance, payroll compliance, compliance mistakes, wage and hour compliance

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

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