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It is the most wonderful time of the year… well, the second most wonderful time of the year!  Things are heating up as we enter the first few days of summer. If it has not already, the idea of summer vacation has probably crossed your mind...

ATTENTION: Payroll (Direct Deposit) Diversion Fraud is on the Rise In an effort to inform and protect our clients against payroll related fraud, we want to bring to your attention the types of fraudulent emails and scams that are circulating and the best practices to protect...

Remote work has proven to be much more than a trend.  With 70% of employees all around the world working from home at least one day a week and 53% reportedly working remotely at least half of the week, the concept doesn't appear to be...

  The competitive nature of our market today has put a whole new emphasis on employee training. It’s evolved into so much more than orientation and 2 weeks of classroom-style education.  And rightfully so, because in the end, thoroughly trained employees are your cash cow. This...

California employers are likely familiar with expanded sexual-harassment-prevention training requirements that took effect this year. They should also be aware of additional anti-harassment legislation and update their handbooks accordingly. Employers can no longer enter into nondisclosure agreements involving claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment or sex...

Handbooks are a key asset for communicating company policies and promoting fairness and consistency in the workplace, and ever-evolving federal, state and local laws make routinely reviewing and updating handbooks critical for employers. 2018 proved to be a busy year, particularly at the state and local...

In light of recent developments in California, HR teams are likely focused on creating meaningful anti-harassment training programs, complying with pay-equity laws, reviewing employee classifications and more. Here are the key issues to watch in the months ahead. 1. Sexual-Harassment-Prevention Training A priority for many California HR professionals this year will...

Organizational leaders have a ton on their plate during this time of year. Between juggling their workloads and meeting year-end deadlines they still have to manage their teams and guide them on a path for success. For many employees, both their work and home lives...

It's the most wonderful time of the year… but is it? There is something more contagious than the flu that makes its way around the office. Like clockwork, it begins just before the week of Thanksgiving and lasts up until the New Year, decreased employee...

As deadly wildfires make their way through California, thousands of residents have been forced to leave their homes. Worksites may be closed or damaged, and employees may need to take leave or work remotely. Here are some compliance tips for employers to note during a natural...