Rights in the Workplace

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


Business Gets More Complicated!

Employers have to review their employment practices for 2015 and change some of there practice to be in compliance with the new laws taking affect in 2015. AB 2751, This bill prohibits employer from discharging or in any manner discriminating, retaliating, or taking any adverse action against an employee because the employee updates or attempts to… Read more »

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Rick Rossignol


Employment Law changes for 2015

Employers have to review their employment practices for 2015 and change some of there practice to be in compliance with the new laws taking affect in 2015. AB 2751, This bill prohibits employer from discharging or in any manner discriminating, retaliating, or taking any adverse action against an employee because the employee updates or attempts to… Read more »

Posted on September 14, 2014 by Rick Rossignol


What Are The Records Employers Are Expected To Develop In The Course Of Employment?

The employer is the keeper of the record and failure to have accurate records puts the employer at risk. The employer needs to develop certain records to be in and keep them to be in compliance. In general, all records must be maintained for a minimum number of years. The time various from document to… Read more »


Workplace Laws Every Employer Needs to Know

You need to know about laws governing the employment relationship As an employer, you have to follow a host of state and federal laws that regulate your relationship with your employees. Among the things you’ll be expected to know and understand are: Proper hiring practices, how to conduct interviews and record keeping. Rules on hiring… Read more »