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michele
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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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 to Do When an Employee Files a Complaint - employee complaints binder on a desk
It can be stressful and scary trying to figure out what to do when an employee files a complaint. But it doesn’t have to be. First of all, just take a deep breath. An employee complaint needs to be taken seriously, and you need to take the appropriate action in handling it, but you don’t...
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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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What Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Looks Like
To discuss what sexual harassment in the workplace looks like, we first need to define what it is. According to the California Attorney General, “sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.” The U.S....
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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. To start, employers must comply with both federal and California labor laws, orders from the California Department of Public Health, and requirements set forth by Cal/OSHA. There also may be local requirements that...
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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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