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EEO-1 Reporting Requirements Finalized

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The hotly contested issue of what exactly needs to be filed for EEO-1 reporting this year has been resolved—at least for now. Pay data for both 2017 and 2018 must be reported to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019.

IRS Publishes Recorded Webinar to Help Understand the New Form W-4

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As announced before , the Internal Revenue Service released a final Form W-4 for use in 2020 on December 5, 2019. In an effort to help individuals fully understand the new form, the IRS published a recording of a comprehensive webinar they hosted. The webinar went over the following items: Explain the reason for a new design of the W-4. Explain Steps 1-5 of the 2020 Form W-4. Explain who must use the 2020 Form W-4. Illustrate how to complete two of the five worksheets from Publication 15-T.

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California Mid-Year Local Minimum Wages Going Up

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As usual on July 1, a number of cities across California will see an increase to their minimum wage. The new rates are as follows, with employee count listed if applicable: Alameda – $13.50. Berkeley – $15.59. Emeryville – $16.30. Fremont (26 or more employees) – $13.50.

Employees Required to Call in Before Shift Must Receive Pay

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Last week, a California Appeals Court ruled that requiring an employee call in two hours before a shift to see if they are needed must result in the employee receiving reporting time pay.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Four Ways to Show Employees That You Appreciate Them

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How often do you say “thanks” to your team? Daily, occasionally, during an annual review? Saying thanks and showing appreciation shouldn’t be limited to special occasions. Here are four ways to create a culture of appreciation in your workplace: Involve your employees in the big decisions and strategic planning of the organization. Solicit their ideas about the direction you’re headed. Discuss the future of the company with them, along with their place within it.

FLSA Changes: FAQs

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The Department of Labor has released their final rule to increase the minimum salary for exempt employees. What are the new minimum salary levels, and when will they go up next?

California Passes Independent Contractor Law

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Recently, the California Legislature codified much of a previous California Supreme Court ruling relating to independent contractor classifications.

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

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In an effort to create more diversity-friendly workplaces, tech giants like Google and Facebook have been training employees to recognize their unconscious biases. As the term implies, these biases are below the surface, unintended, and often undesired. They’re implicit rather than explicit.

Why You Should Care About Your Employer Brand

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Lots of HR leaders today are talking about the importance of using marketing techniques to build an effective employer brand. The topic was a focus in several sessions at the latest annual Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference. What is an employer brand? To answer that question, it may be helpful to go over what a brand is in general. A brand is a name, image, or some other feature that distinguishes your products and services from those offered by others.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule, Effective Jan 1, 2020

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The Department of Labor has announced the final rule that will increase the minimum salary for certain exempt white collar employees. The final rule is very close to the proposed rule we reported on in March. The new minimums will take effect January 1, 2020.

New Form W-4 for 2020

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On December 5, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service released a final Form W-4 for use in 2020. Employees who have submitted Form W-4 in any year before 2020 are not required to submit a new form merely because of the redesign. Employers should continue to compute withholding based on the information from the employee’s most recently submitted Form W-4. Employees complete the Form W-4 so that their employers can withhold the correct amount of federal tax from their paycheck.

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The Three Ways HR Makes Employment More Profitable

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HR covers a lot of territory—much of it cluttered with paperwork—but it really does have a precise business purpose. The point of HR is to make employment more profitable. HR does this in three fundamental ways. First, HR protects the organization against employment-related lawsuits and fines.

California Minimum Wage & Law Updates

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The following changes to California employment laws will take effect on January 1, 2020: Minimum Wages California’s minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees will increase to $13.00 per hour. The minimum wage for employers with 25 or fewer employees will increase to $12.00 per hour. The following municipal minimum wage increases will also take effect: Belmont: $15.00 Cupertino: $15.35 Daly City: $13.75 El Cerrito: $15.37 Los Altos: $15.40 Menlo Park: $15.00 Mountain View: $16.05

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

FLSA Changes: Updating Your Policies and Practices

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Have you reviewed your policies and practices in light of the upcoming overtime changes? Reclassified employees may have to follow procedures and policies that didn’t apply to them before—or that you didn’t have.

IRS Releases Employee-Facing Publication about Tax Cut Law

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The IRS, in partnership with the American Payroll Association (APA), worked on Publication 5330 titled The New Tax Cut Law Will Impact Your 2018 Tax Return.

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Five Reasons to Rehire Former Employees

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It’s not uncommon for organizations to have a policy against rehiring former employees. This sort of policy makes perfect sense with respect to troublemakers, poor performers, or others who left under a dark cloud.

The Ins and Outs of Conducting Background Checks

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Have you considered conducting background checks as part of your hiring process? The practice is fairly typical in the banking and financial services industries, as well as for those who work with children, the elderly, or people with disabilities. If you’re wondering whether you should do so as well, check out our overview of the process below. Identify the business reason for conducting pre-employment background checks.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Are Association Health Plans an Appealing Option for Small Businesses?

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On June 21, the Employee Benefits Security Administration published the final regulation around Association Health Plans (AHPs) which allows small business and certain self-employed individuals to band together and expand their access to affordable health coverage for their employees.

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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In 2018, over 13,000 sex-based harassment claims were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This number doesn’t include charges filed with state and local agencies or situations where employees went directly to an attorney.

California State and Local Minimum Wages Going Up

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On January 1, 2019, the California minimum wage will be increasing at the state and local level in several cities. SB 3 , approved by Governor Jerry Brown back in 2016, mandates a $15.00

Conflict Resolution Strategies

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The recipe for workplace conflict is decidedly simple: bring two or more people together and assign them a task. Unless the stars have aligned in your favor, there’s going to be some cause for disagreement between them, and if conflict ensues, their ability to cooperate will suffer.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

7 Tips for a Successful Payroll Implementation

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There is no doubt that making a switch in payroll vendors and going through an implementation process is daunting. You are dealing with sensitive information that requires extreme attention to detail to ensure all employees get paid correctly, making the process even more intimidating.

What Is Culture, Anyway?

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Blog Courtesy of HR AnswerLink. When you belong to an organization, there’s usually a reason, right? Whether the organization is a business, club, or other group, something about it appealed to you, and you chose to associate yourself with it.

What You Need to know About California’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

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By January 1, 2020, all California employers with five or more employees must provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to supervisors and at least one hour for non-supervisory employees as mandated by SB-1343.

What You Need to Know Before Disciplining or Terminating an Employee

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The prospect of corrective action or termination makes a lot of managers nervous. That’s understandable. For employees, being disciplined or losing their job can be anything from moderately embarrassing to financially devastating, but it’s rarely a happy occasion.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

New California Posting Requirement

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On April 1, 2019, a new posting requirement took effect in the state of California. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing has made updates to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) regulations and has therefore released a new poster.

FLSA Changes: Updating Your Policies and Practices

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Have you reviewed your policies and practices in light of the upcoming overtime changes? Reclassified employees may have to follow procedures and policies that didn’t apply to them before—or that you didn’t have. Changing habits can be a challenge, but changing those of your formerly exempt employees with respect to hours worked and tracked is critical to preventing wage and hour violations. Newly non-exempt employees are likely used to “running the clock” after hours.

FLSA Changes: FAQs

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The Department of Labor has released their final rule to increase the minimum salary for exempt employees. What are the new minimum salary levels, and when will they go up next? Under the rule, exempt executive, professional, administrative, and computer employees must be paid at least $684 per week, on a salary basis. Employees who are exempt under the Highly Compensated Employee (HCE) exemption would need to be paid at least $107,432 per year.

FLSA Changes: FAQs

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The Department of Labor has released a new proposed rule to increase the minimum salary for exempt employees. Here are some common questions we’ve received. What are the new minimum salary levels, and when will they go up next?

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

New overtime rule proposed by DOL

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On March 7, the U.S. Department of Labor released a notice with an update on a highly-anticipated new overtime proposal since the last Obama Administration proposal that was stalled a few years ago.