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 workspaces safe and open for employees. RTR has… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Communication is one of the key elements to success in business. What happens when employee communication takes place after hours though? Do the rules change or is there a separate set to follow? RTR Consulting reveals some helpful guidelines about how to effectively communicate with employees after business hours.