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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.

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.

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.

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.

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

Technology does not make Digital Transformations Effective - People Do!

There is no doubt that digital transformation strategies are technology driven; however, that is not the only factor. The human element is still relevant - in fact, it is necessary to succeed in the digital era.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

There’s a Loneliness Epidemic in the Workplace – Here’s How Employers Can Help

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Right now, in workplaces across the country, people are going about their jobs, seemingly content, but deep down feeling the ache of loneliness. They aren’t necessarily working alone or all by themselves with no one to talk to. They may be chatting amicably with customers on the phone or in person.

Four Keys to Improving Your Culture

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Blog Courtesy of HR AnswerLink. In the previous articles of the series on workplace culture, we showed you how to identify and evaluate your culture by examining the rules that govern behavior, the traditions that facilitate interactions, and people you employ.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

California Minimum Wage Increases Approaching

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With the 2018 halfway mark upon us, we also approach the mid-year minimum wage increases scheduled to take effect July 1 throughout various cities and counties in California.

How to Evaluate Your Culture

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Blog Courtesy of HR AnswerLink. This article is the third part of our series on workplace culture. In the first installment, we explained that every organization has a culture, and every culture has three components—the organization’s rules, traditions, and people.

Are Continuous Background Checks on the rise?

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As companies continually seek to protect their brand, existing employees, and customers to avoid reputation and monetary damages, employers are starting to ramp up their background check policies in new ways.

How to Identify Your Culture

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Blog Courtesy of HR AnswerLink. This article is Part 2 of our series on workplace culture. In the first installment, we explained that every organization has a culture, and every culture has three components—the organization’s rules, traditions, and personalities.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

IRS Reverses 2018 HSA Family Contribution Limit

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Earlier this year, the IRS announced a reduction in the 2018 contribution limit of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) linked to a family plan from $6,900 to $6,850. On April 26, however, the IRS announced that they’d by granting relief to taxpayers affected by the reduction in contribution.

How to Increase Diversity in Your Recruiting and Hiring Process

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*Blog Courtesy of HR AnswerLink *. The recruiting and hiring process is supposed to select the best candidates while deterring unqualified job seekers from applying or advancing.

Your Applicant Tracking System Needs to Handle this Hiring Trend

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As the year comes to an end, the start of a new year is a great time to be proactive and assess the growing needs and demands of a business. As businesses prosper, additional staff may be required. With the U.S. Unemployment Rate at an all-time low of 3.9

Is Off-the-Clock Work Compensable or Not?

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The recent California Supreme Court ruling on the “Troester v. Starbucks” case has been stirring up discussion and debate and has left employers wondering how this could impact their organizations.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

5 Proposed Laws that Could Impact California Employers

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The final legislative deadlines for the Senate and Assembly are fast approaching before bills are submitted to the governor for review and approval. There have been several hundred legislative bills introduced in 2018 but the following five, if enacted, will directly impact employers in California.

5 ways a Benefits Administration System Eases the Burden

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In today’s fierce and tight labor market, the need to provide competitive employee benefits to recruit and retain top talent has become one of management’s top priorities.

IRS Reminds Employers About New Paid Leave Credit

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The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law on December 22, 2017, included a new tax credit for employers who offer paid family and medical leave.

E-Verify Resumes Operations After Government Shutdown

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Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security announced that E-Verify has resumed operations following the government shutdown which commenced on December 22, 2018. The following notice was published on Monday, January 27: “E-Verify has resumed operations following the lapse in government appropriations.

Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.