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Be Clear On Labor Law And Drug Policies In California

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM

November 2016 saw the legalizing of recreational use of marijuana in California. Then recreational marijuana sales became legal in California on January 1, 2018. But what does this mean for the workplace?

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Topics: policies and procedures, labor law, drug testing, privacy issues

Be Clear On Employee Technology And Social Media Use Policies

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 30, 2018 8:35:15 AM

Numbers of surveys confirm that social media and technology use among employees leads to a loss of productivity. But, more importantly, legal and security concerns are on the rise because of it, as well.

Technology has great potential for businesses in almost every realm of their organizations. However, its personal use by employees has also become the number one employment legal risk for employers. In fact, according to a recent study, businesses report that about 25 percent of outgoing email contains content that could pose a legal, financial or regulatory risk.

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Topics: policies and procedures, employee lawsuits, cybersecurity, personal technology, privacy issues

Be Clear On New Hire Onboarding

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 28, 2018 4:44:11 PM

Your employees are your most valuable assets and should be your greatest investment. Unfortunately, too many organizations give little thought or effort to the effective onboarding of new hires.

Statistics have shown that the quality and depth of the new hire onboarding experience has a direct correlation to both employee loyalty and performance. From a purely financial perspective, this means higher employee retention rates along with lower acquisition costs, and a stronger ROI from employee productivity.

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Topics: policies and procedures, new hire, onboarding best practices, employee onboarding process, employee onboarding

Essential Tips For Developing An Employee Handbook

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 17, 2018 10:02:37 AM

Although it may be taken for granted that every business has an employee handbook, or policy manual, that is not always the case. In fact, many business run huge risks with liability and compliance without one.

One of the first challenges a business has with this document is what to call it. The primary purpose of a policy manual is to inform and equip employees with policy information. Consequently, referring to it as an "Employee Handbook" can be a good choice.

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

HR Management Best Practices For Harassment Policies

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 28, 2017 9:35:00 AM

It is an unfortunate fact of business life that harassment of various kinds continues to occur. But businesses and their HR management can help eliminate it. 


Even with the increased efforts at awareness harassment has not appeared to decrease significantly in the American workplace. Whether the current statistics simply reflect this heightened awareness or an actual increase in incidents, the numbers are large.

And the recent events involving entertainment and political figures accused of harassment and assault has brought the issue to the forefront of public scrutiny.

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Topics: policies and procedures, harassment, discrimination, training, sexual harassment

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