Rights in the Workplace


Tips for Implementing a Dress Code Policy

Implementing an effective and appropriate dress code for the workplace does not have to be a daunting task. As an employer, it is your right to establish and enforce a dress code that employees must adhere to during business hours. RTR Consulting gives your business our best dress code tips whether you are implementing a… Read more »


What to Know About Transgender Rights and How It Could Impact Your Business

Change is the word. It’s at the core of the transgender issue and transgender workplace protections.   Who are we talking about? Transgender describes those with a gender description different than what their sex defined for them at birth. Law has defined it to mean a… “…person’s gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically… Read more »


Sex Harassment Discrimination I-9

There are a number of changes that employers in CA. Employers need to redistribute their Discrimination And Harassment policy after making some changes. Employers must provide employees with a copy of the written policy. It can be provided via email if a tracking system ensures employees read and acknowledge the policy. Employers can discuss the… Read more »


Retaliation Claims Cost Company $$$

Today, employers face increased scrutiny and have a greater chance of lawsuits and huge fines if they take any action that is viewed as retaliation against an employee or group of employees. Retaliation can include any negative job action, such as demotion, discipline, firing, salary reduction, limited scheduling, or job or shift reassignment. One thing… Read more »


Employment Decisions

Managing a workforce requires employers to make employment decisions…  hasty decisions can have costly consequences. On a daily basis, I receive questions from employers, on employment related issues. Can I terminate this employee because they are on LOA? Can I lay off this employee who filed a sex harassment claim? How long do I have… Read more »


When is the Last Time You Looked at Your Job Descriptions?

The Importance of Job Descriptions Most of the time, when I conduct audit of the HR function, I find that they have a job description.  It typically outlines the necessary skills, training and education needed by a potential employee. It will spell out duties and responsibilities of the job. It can be used for interviewing… Read more »

Posted on March 4, 2015 by Rick Rossignol


Mileage Rates Increase in 2015

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will be: 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, up from 56 cents in 2014 23 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down half a cent from 2014 14 cents per… Read more »

Posted on December 10, 2014 by Rick Rossignol