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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...

  Natural disasters can hit at any time, and California employers need to be prepared—and help their workers be ready as well. Before a disaster strikes, employers should plan ahead and tell their employees about the benefits and resources available to help them recover from natural...

If you are like most HR professionals, you dread the fall open enrollment season. Although a headache for most, the open enrollment season is an opportunity for HR departments to personally engage with employees— in that of guiding them to make choices that will safeguard...

College is supposed to be a time for Students to prepare for a successful future but it turns out it is doing just the opposite. Rather than focusing on paving a path toward a stable financial future the amount a Student owes, come graduation, makes...

Keeping track of time is at the core of a workforce - and business. In order for a business to run like a well-oiled machine, you have to ensure all of the moving parts are running in a cohesive condition. Workforce management goes far beyond accounting...