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Increased Harassment Prevention Throughout California

Increased Harassment Prevention Throughout California

Beginning January 1, 2019, a new resolution took place in California to help reduce sexual harassment in the workplace. In an effort to help curb harassment and ensure that all employees are educated about exactly what harassment is, what to do about it, and how to avoid it, California has passed a resolution requiring all employers with five or more employees to provide this increased training.  



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Employee or Not Employee? That is the Question.

Employee or Not Employee? That is the Question.

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court made a ruling that may make it difficult for you to classify your workers as independent contractors.  Employers in California have traditionally used the set Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) standards, such as “exercises control”, to determine if a worker was classified as an “employee” or as an “independent contractor”.  The Supreme Court is now adopting an “ABC” standard for determining status of employee vs. independent contractors; we recommend that you review your classifications of workers to be in compliance with these new standards. 



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Don’t let your HR Practices go up in smoke - Stay Informed

Don’t let your HR Practices go up in smoke - Stay Informed

In light of recent laws regarding the legalization of medicinal marijuana, employers must establish a balance between maintaining an inclusive work environment that still focuses on employee safety. A CBS News poll recently reported that 88% of Americans now favor legalization of medicinal marijuana. With this shift in public opinion and ultimately the legalization of medicinal marijuana in 29 states across the country, a revisit on HR practices of marijuana use within the workplace requires further study. To avoid potential risks of wrongful-termination or negligent-hire claims while also balancing employee safety, each HR department must define clear policies to address this growing issue. 



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For An Outstanding Business, Recognize Outstanding Employees

For An Outstanding Business, Recognize Outstanding Employees

Great Employees make a great business. You really can't have one without the other. But how do you find outstanding people, and once you do, how do you keep them? In the next few paragraphs we're going to break that question down and help you find the answer.
 



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Nap Desks: Yea or Nea?

Nap Desks: Yea or Nea?

The Nap Desk has arrived, a lovely desk that folds, like a piece of origami, into a separate sleeping space underneath while retaining a functional desktop. The back wall of the desk slides into place as a mattress, thin but functional, and the side-ends can be lowered for a breeze. In theory, the desk can hold two workers, one sleeping below while the other works up top. Practically, though, the nap desk will be a single worker's space for resting and working. 



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How to Draw on Your Inner Reserves of Strength and Kindness to Lead People

How to Draw on Your Inner Reserves of Strength and Kindness to Lead People

When it comes to entrepreneurship, you come across many different types of people. There are people who are strong; they have a lot of force of will and determination. And then, there are people who are kind; they always have the time to talk to others and help them solve their problems. 



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