Human Resources

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


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


A Manager’s Guide to Dealing With Difficult Employees

No matter the profession, managers inevitably will have to deal with the dreaded difficult employee. Whether that employee is the lone wolf, negative Nancy, or underachiever, uncooperative employees with bad attitudes can infect workplace morale and compromise productivity. Hoping for the best and ignoring the problem is not a solution- it can only exacerbate the… Read more »

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Rick Rossignol


Audit your HR and Payroll

Greetings from RTR Consulting: We know protecting your business from HR compliance risks is a high priority for you. Ignorance and blatant violation of workplace regulations could cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars. As today’s workers become increasingly litigious and the list of legislative compliance issues gets even longer, the risk of getting… Read more »

Posted on January 17, 2017 by Rick Rossignol


Employment Law Changes in 2017 CA

Bill Main Topic Summary Effective Date SB 1342 Agency Enforcement To enforce local laws or ordinances, including local wage laws, the city or county can delegate authority to a county or city official or a department head to issue subpoenas and report a failure to comply with subpoenas to a state court judge. 1/1/2017 AB… Read more »

Posted on December 6, 2016 by Rick Rossignol


Governor Brown signed three employment-related​ bills.

AB 1066 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) – Agricultural workers: wages, hours, and working conditions Existing law sets wage, hour, meal break requirements, and other working conditions for employees and requires an employer to pay overtime wages as specified to an employee who works in excess of a workday or workweek, as defined, and… Read more »