Why every employer needs an Employee Handbook
While it isn’t a legal mandate, there are many good reasons why every employer needs an employee handbook. First of all, it’s considered a best practice to have an employee handbook because it’s where you can clearly communicate your policies and procedures to your employees to avoid misunderstandings that can lead to litigation. It’s also...
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5 Things You Need to Know Before You Fire Your Employee
Terminating someone’s employment is never fun, but there are five things you need to know before you fire your employee to make it as smooth and painless as possible. 1. California Labor and Employment Law California is generally an “at-will” state, meaning either the employer or employee can terminate the employment at any time for...
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What Questions Should I Ask an HR Consultant
It’s true an HR Consultant can be a valuable asset who can save you time, reduce your stress, and mitigate your legal risk, but what questions should you ask an HR Consultant before you hire them? Just as with any professional service you outsource, you want to feel comfortable with the provider you choose. You...
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Things You Can’t Ask at a Job Interview - businesswoman conducting a job interview
As if hiring employees isn’t already stressful enough with paperwork, background and reference checks, training, etc., you also need to be aware of the things you can’t ask at a job interview … or risk liability if you do. Being an employer in California can be a risky thing. But if you’re in business —...
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What Employers Need to Know about HR Laws in California
The first thing employers need to know about HR laws in California is that they change a lot. You should probably never assume that you know what the law says at any given time because it may have changed while you were going about your business, running your business. The next thing you should know...
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COVID Legal Requirements for Employers
Let’s face it, COVID legal requirements for employers in California can be overwhelming. There are many, and they change all the time. In late February, the CDC announce another new framework for how COVID-19 transmission rates are tracked, and updated public health guidance corresponding to each new level:  low, medium or high community transmission. At...
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