Are you familiar with the SECURE Act? If you’re running a small business, you should be. The new bill, which stands for Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE Act), was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in December and took effect on January 1st. While many have focused on… Read more »
Owning and managing a small business can be time consuming and overwhelming. You’re often required to perform a variety of tasks yourself, everything from marketing to human resources. With so much going on, it can be easy to get so involved in monitoring business growth that other tasks are pushed to the side. Here… Read more »
Diversity is the spice of life, but a staff comprised of a wide variety of people doesn’t mean much if your workplace doesn’t also practice inclusivity. Having an inclusive company is a great way to influence good work, a healthy lifestyle, and workplace cohesiveness. So, what is inclusivity, what does it look like in the… Read more »
Millennials love workplace benefits, and for good reason. Who doesn’t love working for a company that provides benefits that alleviate certain pressures of life? Some benefits that millennials are finding to be the most beneficial include health insurance (physical/mental), fitness club memberships, student loan repayment assistance, flexible working hours and schedules, the ability to work… Read more »
The California legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom considered and ultimately passed a number of significant laws in 2019 that will affect California employers beginning January 1, 2020. Some of the new laws that will affect employers include: SB 142 and AB 1223. Both of these new laws provide employees more time and space to do… Read more »
Governor Gavin Newsom has just finished signing a flurry of bills as part of an annual tradition coinciding with the end of the legislative season. This year it was particularly significant for employers, with a number of new laws going into effect in 2020 that could have huge ramifications on businesses in the state…. Read more »
With the holiday party season upon us, many will be dreading much more than simply the prospect of small talk over appetizers with their colleagues. Perhaps one of your otherwise excellent employees had an embarrassing incident at last year’s soiree, or your business’s reputation was comprised some other way.
2019 has been a year of change for the employment legislation. The influence of the #MeToo movement can be seen in the number of bills meant to protect employees who have suffered harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. The California Legislature also targeted arbitration abuse, worker misclassification, and other wage and hour law violations. Below, we cover… Read more »