Are You Compliant with Required Meal and Rest Breaks?

Under California law, non-exempt (hourly) employees are required a 30-minute uninterrupted meal break when working 5-10 hours. A second 30-minute break is required for a non-exempt employee working 10-15 hours.  The following requirements must be followed: Meal Break Law Requirements:       If you have an employee that is working a 5-hour shift, they […]

Protect Your Employees Privacy

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As of January 1st, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), grants employees the right to know what information large companies are collecting about them. Employees will have the right to say no to the sale of their information and also have the right to have data deleted. Employees will have the right to know […]

AB 5: Employee or Independent Contractor?

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What does AB 5 consist of and how will this new law affect employers in California? On September 11, 2019, California lawmakers passed the bill making the effective date January 1 , 2020. The purpose of this bill is to protect workers from being misclassified, a worker will be considered an employee unless they meet […]

California Bans Discrimination Against Natural Hair

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California is the first state to ban discrimination against natural hairstyles. This new law is called the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act and was signed into law July 3rd, 2019 taking effect January 1 , 2020. According to Governor Newsom, this Act is intended to prohibit employers from enforcing […]

Are you as employers protecting yourselves from ageism?

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What is Ageism? Ageism is when an employer discriminates against or treats an employee unfairly because of their age. Examples of Ageism would include: -Firing employees once they reach a certain age -Only offering learning opportunities for younger workers -Leaving older employees out of company activities -Passing over employees for promotions or raises based off […]

Why Should you as an Employer Conduct Performance Reviews?

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Performance reviews are used to evaluate an employee’s position and track career growth. Performance reviews can be a benefit for both the employer and employee. These reviews will show employees where they are in their career and give a boost of motivation to make employees more productive. Here are some reasons why performance reviews should […]

Reasonable Accommodation

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When hiring employees, keeping reasonable accommodations in mind is essential. The ADA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to allow employees with disabilities the tools and support to be successful in their position. The term “reasonable accommodation” includes, but isn’t limited to: * Making existing job facilities used by employees readily accessible to and usable […]

My Employee Is Under The Influence At Work, Now What?

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As an employer, there may be situations that aren’t clearly defined in a guidebook, for example, how do you handle a situation where an employee is under the influence? The first step in this situation should be prevention, the employer should implement a policy regarding an alcohol and drug free workplace before this situation even […]

Holiday Pay… or should I say, How-do-I-PAY?

With the holiday around the corner, I’m sure employers are asking, “how do I pay my employees?” While most everyone is looking forward to relaxing over the holiday, business owners are feeling increasingly anxious and asking themselves “how do I pay since the holiday falls on the calendar mid-week?” or “do I have to pay […]

Wages, are you in compliance?

What is wage theft? Wage theft is an illegal act of withholding wages from employees. This includes: No pay at all Not paying overtime Minimum wage violations The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is in place to enforce that employees receive overtime pay for anything over 40 hours worked per week.  A report found by […]