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HR Compliance And California Labor Law In 2020: Update

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 9, 2020 12:42:00 PM

A new year and a new quarter brings a great deal to do and take care of. And it’s easy to lose track of new laws that can impact your business. 2020 is no different.

 

The 2019 California legislative session brought us a number of significant employment law changes and additions. Here is a brief overview and summary of some key labor laws that can fundamentally impact your business.

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Topics: california labor law, labor law compliance, california minimum wage, employee classification, paid family leave

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

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

Spotlight On California Work Break Laws

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Aug 26, 2019 2:11:00 PM

Even the most diligent employers can run afoul of California work break laws. Compliance trumps perceived efficiency in these cases.

 

California employers are often painfully aware that their state has some of the strictest employment laws in the U.S. And this includes California work break laws.

Managing and complying with the regulatory maze of California labor laws can be a challenge for most employers and their HR staff. Each year new employment laws are added to the books, while very few if any existing laws ever get removed. The result that workforce management functions become more confusing and frustrating for both management and staff.

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Topics: california labor laws, labor law compliance, meal and rest breaks, california break laws, rest breaks

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