Human Resources

City Ordinances changing minimum wage in California!

California ranks 4th in the US, for minimum wage laws. However, four city ordinances have increased minimum wages in there city. Employers have to make sure they are in compliance with the minimum wages and benefits required by the city. In San Francisco, the City will gradually raise its minimum wage from its current rate… Read more »

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Rick Rossignol

IRS increases the limits of 401k

Limits That Increase for 2015 Are As Follows: –The annual Salary Deferral Limit for 401(k), 403(b), and most 457 plans, currently $17,500, increases $500 to $18,000. –The age 50 and up catch-up limit also increases $500, to $6,000 total. This means that the maximum plan deferral an individual aged 50 or older in 2015 may… Read more »

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Rick Rossignol


Wage and Hour laws in California!

Wage and Hour laws are complicated. You have federal, state and city laws the rules that are most favorable to the employee is the rules that the company must follow.  What makes a little more difficult is the minimum wage might be higher at the local level, but the rule for employee classification of exempt… Read more »

I-9 Audits on the rise.

We are seeing a sharp uptick in I-9 audits. Fines resulting from I-9 audits have exploded in recent years, and employers should put a high priority on making sure their policies and paperwork are in compliance. Failure to be in compliance with form I-9 leads to fines. Employer need to develop a program that enables… Read more »

Posted on September 20, 2014 by Rick Rossignol


Tips for Running HR

HUMAN RESOURCE TIPS As a business owner, you know your product, service, market, and customers. But sometimes one of the most challenging aspects of operating a business is employees. What keeps most employers up at night is employees. How do I keep them, how do I get them to perform, how do I terminate the… Read more »

California Employers must provide All employees PAID SICK Time

Life just got a little more complicated for employers! Employers have to provide Part-time and temporary workers up to three paid sick days a year. Beginning July 1, 2015, every employee, whether full time or part-time, who is employed in California for 90 days or more will be entitled to accrue paid sick leave at… Read more »

Posted on September 5, 2014 by Rick Rossignol

Why small companies need Human Resources

The employer needs to have access to strong HR to protect its asset’s, and capital. Not only do they need a strategy for compliance but they need one for Talent. Not having Human Resources expertise leads to companies not being in compliance with employment law. Which exposes the organization to employment lawsuits, by mistakes in… Read more »

What Happens when the DOL Audits!

When a wage and hour investigation is initiated, the DOL sends a letter explaining the complaint and everything they want to look at. The key for the employer is to have everything they want ready for them. What is important to remember is that they can start down a path and change directions pretty quickly… Read more »