Human Resources


Meal Periods in California

Employers need to provide employees with meal periods. Not only should we provide them with a written policy to follow, we should meet with them and explain the policy. Getting it right is a shared responsibility of both the employer and the employees. You are creating the working relationship both side will benefit from understanding their… Read more »


Tax Credits for Employers

As the economy heats up, so does the demand and competition for talent. There are a couple of programs employers can take advantage of and get tax credits as well as adding talent to their workforce. Need help finding the talent Your local Employment Development Department has a Veterans Rep that can help you find qualified veteran. This… Read more »



Healthcare cost in 2013

Here are some figures Buck Consultants put together after surveying 123 insurers and plan administrators nationwide: Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) costs are projected to increase 9.7% in the first half of 2013 High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) costs are expected rise 9.6% Point-of-Service (POS) plan costs are projected to increase 9.5%, and Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) costs are expected to… Read more »


Minimum Wage rates go up in 2013

Because of changes in employment law, and minimum wages, employer need to review their exempt employees to make sure they still meet the salary test to be exempt. Below is a quick summary of the Federal, California, and the 13 states that have rates above the federal rates. Keep in mind in CA the salary test is 2… Read more »


CA Employment Law Changes for 2013

Here are some of the new key employment laws that employers will see starting January 2013 (unless another effective date is indicated below):   Commission Pay Agreements — AB 1396 Any employers (based in or outside of California) with California-based employees who are paid on a commission-basis must have a written agreement with those employees… Read more »


Employer Practices 2013

2013 is going to be another year of challenges for employers. Employer’s practices are under attack by  Department of Labor and NLRB.  The DOL has organized a misclassification task-force to  actively address misclassification of independent contractors, and  non-exempt employees misclassified as exempt. In addition, employers are also under attack by the NLRB. The NLRB has weighed in on social media policies, mandatory arbitration,… Read more »