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5 Things Employers Need to Know About the California Sanctuary State Law

You’ve probably already heard that Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark sanctuary state legislation into law recently, set to go into effect on January 1, 2018. California is home to an estimated 2.3 million unauthorized immigrants. Senate Bill 54 protects immigrants without legal residency in the U.S. How? By restricting when local law enforcement can help federal… Read more »


7 Ways Management Diminishes Employee Morale

Perhaps your employees are performing the minimum expected, but wouldn’t you prefer they took the initiative to go above and beyond?   By fostering a healthy employee morale, employers can get the most out of their team. Morale is the oil for a smoothly running machine and can have a profound effect on productivity, talent… Read more »


Does Your Company Have An Onboarding Plan?

  Companies tend to spend a lot of time perfecting their recruitment processes, from projecting an appealing corporate image as a great place to work to perfecting their interview techniques to weed out the posers from the true talent.   But what happens after an interviewee becomes an employee?   Finding the right talent is… Read more »


Employee classification: exempt or non-exempt?

Are your employees classified correctly according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? If not, your business may be subject to severe financial consequences, including hefty fines and payment of back wages. To ensure your employees are classified properly, keep reading to learn the difference between exempt and nonexempt employees.   Pay requirements for nonexempt… Read more »


What Should Employers Include In A Job Description?

Some employers just aren’t convinced of the necessity of a well thought out, detailed job description, often haphazardly throwing one together that lists off random responsibilities. So, before we enumerate the elements of a solid job description, let’s talk about why employers should take the time to communicate their expectations of their employees.   The… Read more »

Posted on August 14, 2017 by Rick Rossignol


Guide to Employer Required Workplace Postings

The state of California’s Department of Industrial Relations, the federal Department of Labor, and other agencies mandate businesses display information regarding wages, hours, and working conditions in an easily accessible, visible, high-traffic area. Note that there are some postings that apply only to certain businesses. There have been some recent updates to workplace posting requirements…. Read more »


The Changing Role of Human Resources

Smart companies have been shifting focus from profits to people because they understand talent is the foundation for business success. By transforming the essential role of their human resource departments, CEOs can harness the capital of human creativity for financial gain.   Many of the tedious administrative functions of the traditional HR department are being… Read more »

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Rick Rossignol


Employer liability: Are you protecting your business?

It seems employers are on the hook for just about everything these days. That’s because the law is inherently designed to protect the rights of workers over companies. Even if a member of your staff injured themselves or were the ones who caused harm to a coworker or customer, your money and reputation is still… Read more »

Posted on July 5, 2017 by Rick Rossignol