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Natural Disasters And Employer's Response

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 22, 2018 10:47:18 AM

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. 

Fortunately for the vast majority of businesses in America, relatively few are directly impacted by severe weather disasters or other life and property threatening natural events. But no business owner is exempt from the possibility, and every employer has obligations during such events.

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Topics: UI filing, HR compliance, exempt employees, FLSA, disaster recovery plan, non-exempt employees

California Labor Laws 2018: Update

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Nov 6, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Several labor laws were signed by Governor Jerry Brown at the end of the 2018 California legislative session. These will have a fiscal and policy impact on businesses and employers in California.

 

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Topics: HR compliance, california labor laws, labor law compliance, employee lawsuits, sexual harassment

Workplace Bullying: Preventing Abusive Conduct

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Sep 5, 2018 12:58:03 PM

California businesses are required to train managers on how to identify “abusive conduct,” or workplace bullying. The challenge is in defining this behavior and addressing it when it occurs.

 

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Topics: HR compliance, harassment, company culture, management practices, workplace bullying

Being Prepared For Employee Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jun 8, 2018 3:25:49 PM

No business owner wants to be subject to an employee lawsuit, but the odds are good that any business will be at some point. The question for HR management is whether the organization is prepared when it does happen.

There are two major aspects that need to be addressed when it comes to employee lawsuits. These are prevention and preparation. Building a culture and management structure that minimizes the prospect of employee claims is an ongoing effort. Preparation is largely an HR task that can be integrated into standard management practices.

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

Are Your Sick Leave Policies Up To Date?

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 28, 2018 8:44:26 AM

With new labor laws and regulations being enacted each year, staying up to date and compliant is always a challenge for HR management. And this is true for sick leave policies in California.

Surprisingly to some, unlike most other developed countries, the federal government here in the U.S. does not  require paid family or sick leave. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does require eligible employers to provide unpaid family leave. But paid family leave and paid sick days are only required on the state and local levels.

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Topics: California Sick Leave Law, california paid sick leave law, HR compliance, paid sick leave, paid family leave

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