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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.

California Harassment Training Deadline Extended

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California has passed an emergency bill to extend the deadline for the first round of sexual harassment training by one year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

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.

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.

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.

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

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.