On September 18, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5, which clarifies when workers should be considered “employees” under the California Labor Code and the California Unemployment Insurance Code, thereby entitling them to the protections afforded by those laws. The bill codifies the standard set out in last year’s California Supreme Court… Read more »
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Safety First- Lowering Your Experience Modification Rating
Worker’s Compensation is required for most employers in most states. It covers more than 140 million U.S. workers, over 94% of employees. The total cost to employers of workers’ compensation insurance is more than $95 billion annually. But the individual price for workers’ compensation insurance for each employer is dependent on various variables.
6 Tips for Making a Remote Workforce Work for Employers
The idea of companies allowing their teams to work remotely is an issue that has come under the microscope in recent years. As employees look to gain personal freedom while companies seek to cut costs, the prospect of working remotely is beneficial for both parties. According to Up Work, nearly two-thirds of U.S. companies today… Read more »
Stay Up-to-Date When it Comes to Paying Regular Rates
Typical nine-to-five employees will put in an average of 40 hours per workweek. But not everyone has a typical job. Those who work in demanding fields or work for businesses that go through hectic seasons may need to put in more than the usual 40 hours at the office. That’s why it’s essential for employers… Read more »
Employee Classification Laws Should Encourage Business Owners to Be More Accountable
One of the most challenging parts of human resources management is handling employee compensation. While it might be up to the higher-ups to hire staffers on a full-time or contractual basis, the human resources department is usually the one responsible for handling payroll duties.
How to Avoid Common HR Mistakes
For small to medium-sized businesses, it can be a challenge to implement effective HR policies and procedures when the focus is solely on building your business. Keeping a safe, fair, and comfortable work environment is crucial to retain your top employees and avoid lawsuits. Mistakes are made in the workplace though. RTR Consulting reviews the… Read more »
Guidelines for Communicating with Employees After Hours
Communication is one of the key elements to success in business. What happens when employee communication takes place after hours though? Do the rules change or is there a separate set to follow? RTR Consulting reveals some helpful guidelines about how to effectively communicate with employees after business hours.
Dos and Don’ts of Attending a Company Picnic
Now that summer is in full swing with sunny skies and warm weather, companies can plan fun events for their employees. Company picnics are a popular choice among employers to boost employee morale and embrace the community. How can you ensure your company picnic runs smoothly and is fun for everyone? RTR Consulting reveals the… Read more »