Posts Tagged: Employment Law Compliance

New Sexual Harassment Training Laws – What You Can Do to Prepare Your Employees

Last month, we discussed a series of new sexual harassment laws that will soon go into effect, impacting businesses throughout California. With more attention being drawn to gender inequality, workplace sexism, and hostility in various working environments, it’s more important than ever for businesses to make their work spaces safe and open for employees. RTR… Read more »


‘Yes’ on Allowing Employees Time Off to Vote

While employers must allow their employees time off to participate in jury duty, companies have different rules about whether this time out of office is paid or not. Like jury duty, some of the details regarding employers’ expectations on Election Day can be murky. But murky or not, RTR Consulting wants employers to know they’re… Read more »


Employee Rights for Breast Pumping at Work

In the workplace, employees have rights when it comes to pumping during work hours. Mothers should not have to dread going to work and worry about finding a private place to pump. How can employers be accommodating to mothers and ensure they are following the FLSA requirements? A Look at the Laws Unfortunately, not everyone… Read more »


Guide to Employer Required Workplace Postings

The state of California’s Department of Industrial Relations, the federal Department of Labor, and other agencies mandate businesses display information regarding wages, hours, and working conditions in an easily accessible, visible, high-traffic area. Note that there are some postings that apply only to certain businesses. There have been some recent updates to workplace posting requirements…. Read more »


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 »


New Overtime Pay Rules

The Department announced a Final Rule focused primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for Executive, Administrative and Professional workers to be exempt. For more information, see  http://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016/. The primary change raises the salary test to a weekly salary $913.00 or annual salary $47,476. The salary test in CA currently is $800.00 per… Read more »



On Demand Workforce

Fed Ex just settled a claim making their freelance independent contractor employees! What does that do to the rest of the companies using the on-demand workforce? We are seeing many companies, created and instead of hiring employees, they utilize the freelance worker.  Genius, they eliminate the cost of employees, or the expenses of their business… Read more »