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Safety Preparedness in the Workplace

News headlines have made it clear that businesses and organizations across a variety of industries need to be on guard when it comes to workplace violence prevention. After the tragic shootings in San Bernardino, Thousand Oaks, and countless other cities, RTR Consulting encourages businesses to put a violence preparedness and response plan in place to… Read more »


New Sexual Harassment Training Laws – What You Can Do to Prepare Your Employees

Last month, we discussed a series of new sexual harassment laws that will soon go into effect, impacting businesses throughout California. With more attention being drawn to gender inequality, workplace sexism, and hostility in various working environments, it’s more important than ever for businesses to make their work spaces safe and open for employees. RTR… Read more »


‘Yes’ on Allowing Employees Time Off to Vote

While employers must allow their employees time off to participate in jury duty, companies have different rules about whether this time out of office is paid or not. Like jury duty, some of the details regarding employers’ expectations on Election Day can be murky. But murky or not, RTR Consulting wants employers to know they’re… Read more »


New Laws Coming into Play – What You Need to Know About Gender Quotas and Sexual Harassment

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a series of Senate bills related to gender quotas in the workplace and sexual harassment. These new laws, which are coming on the heels of 2017’s #MeToo movement, may affect you and your employees. To help you stay in the know, RTR Consulting reveals some of the changes Senate… Read more »


Understanding the de minimis Rule

It’s a blurry line: when can certain work tasks be considered de minimis? When an employee clocks out but continues to complete work-related tasks should they be paid for their unmarked time? What about when you call an employee while they are on vacation? RTR Consulting demystifies the de minimis rule by clarifying what California… Read more »


Employee Rights for Breast Pumping at Work

In the workplace, employees have rights when it comes to pumping during work hours. Mothers should not have to dread going to work and worry about finding a private place to pump. How can employers be accommodating to mothers and ensure they are following the FLSA requirements? A Look at the Laws Unfortunately, not everyone… Read more »


How to Clearly Outline Appropriate Workplace Behavior in Your Handbook

Your employee handbook serves as both a legal and foundational tool for your business. It protects you from risks in the workplace, but also clearly communicates your company values and expectations. When it comes to appropriate workplace behavior, how do you effectively address the topic to keep your employees informed? RTR Consulting reviews the key… Read more »


How to Avoid Common HR Mistakes

For small to medium-sized businesses, it can be a challenge to implement effective HR policies and procedures when the focus is solely on building your business. Keeping a safe, fair, and comfortable work environment is crucial to retain your top employees and avoid lawsuits. Mistakes are made in the workplace though. RTR Consulting reviews the… Read more »