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- Employment Law Tip: 5 Tips for Drafting Bereavement Leave Policies
It's a sad situation that every employer must face at one time or another--the death of someone in an employee's family. While there's no law in California requiring private employers to provide bereavement leave in this situation, most employers do allow employees a few days off when an immediate family member dies, and sometimes the leave is paid. . . .
- Employment Law Tip: Jury Duty Dos and Don'ts
Every day, thousands of employers learn that one or more of their employees has been called up for jury duty. But do you know your rights and responsibilities vis-à-vis an employee's jury duty? Here's a quick primer. . . .
- Wage and Hour: New FLSA Overtime Calculator
The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has unveiled a free, new Web-based tool to help employers and employees calculate overtime pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). . . .
- Taxes: IRS Raises Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2007
The IRS has increased the standard mileage rate commonly used to reimburse employees for business use of a car to 48.5 cents per mile, up from 44.5 . . .
- California Required Notices Package
The California Required Notices Package is a complete collection of your required state and federal posters--fully updated for 2013--as well as 20 copies each of five mandatory pamphlets you must distribute at various points in the employment relationship. . . .
- Employee Blogging—Part 1: Web Logs Suddenly a Big Employer Headache; Know the Risks
In this first installment of our two-part series, we'll examine the blog-related problems employers face and explain when you can and can't fire an employee for blogging. Next month, in Part 2, we'll provide you with practical strategies to prevent and manage blogging problems so that you can protect your company's business and reputation and stay out of court. We'll also provide a sample computer use policy that can be customized to the needs of your business. . . .
- Electronic Monitoring: Employer Had Duty to Investigate Employee's Criminal Online Activities; 3 Protection Steps
Suppose an employer that monitors its workers' Internet use
finds evidence that an employee is using company computers to
access child pornography online. Does the employer have to
investigate the situation and take action to stop any criminal
activity? According to a landmark court decision the answer is . . .
- COBRA and Cal-COBRA: Your Employee Notice Obligations Explained; Do Your Procedures Comply?
California Employer Advisor Audio Conference
Originally presented February 7, 2006
California employers have to worry about more than
just the federal rules. This conference is designed exclusively . . .
- Disabled Workers: New Case Shows Importance of Interactive Process in Finding Reasonable Accommodation; Tips You Can Use
Arnie Armstrong worked as a distribution stock clerk for Burdette-Tomlin Memorial Hospital in New Jersey for about 18 years. During his tenure, he was sometimes plagued by a preexisting neck and back condition. . . .
- IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rate 12/14/05
The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2006 standard mileage rate commonly used to reimburse employees for the business use of a vehicle. The new rate will be . . .
- Tour: News and Resources
How do the latest California and federal employment law cases affect you and your business? What employment mistakes are others making--and what steps should you take now to avoid similar problems?
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- Wage & Hour Regulations in California:
How to Comply with Overtime and New Break Period Rules and Avoid Explosive Lawsuits
Originally presented May 17, 2005
To help you stay in compliance, California Employer Advisor brought together a distinguished panel of speakers--including a former California Labor Commissioner--to give you the information you need to comply with tricky wage and hour laws in California. . . .
- DOWNLOAD: Employee Complaints: An Investigation and Action Guide
Suppose an employee tells you she was sexually
harassed by a supervisor. Or an employee reports that
a co-worker is violating a company policy. Or perhaps
a worker informs you that an expensive piece of
equipment is dangerous and should be replaced. In this Special Report, we've created a workplace
investigation and action guide that all employers -
regardless of size - can use as a checklist to help
focus on the critical issues. . . .
- How To Comply with California Wage & Hour Law
Just-Updated Comprehensive Guide to California Wage & Hour Law! How To Comply with California Wage & Hour Law, covers everything you need to know to stay in compliance with the state's complex and ever-changing rules, laws, and regulations in this area. Revised and updated for 2011! . . .
- Employment Law Tip: Exempt Employees and Holiday Shutdowns
During the holiday season, many employers shut down their operations for a few days over Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's. If you're thinking of closing up shop for the remaining holidays this year, first make sure you're up on special pay rules for employees who qualify as exempt from overtime. . . .
- California Employee Handbook Template
101 Must-Have Policies -- Fully Editable and Customizable for Your Workplace! Our brand-new HR Management & Compliance Report, the California Employee Handbook Template, includes 101 vital policies -- written specifically for employers in California. . . .
- Tour: Resources That Save You Time and Money
Here are just a few of the valuable resources you can download immediately once you become a member. Choose from a vast and growing list of practical timesavers--checklists, sample forms and policies, special reports, employer guides, and much, much more! . . .
- Employment Law Tip: What Makes a Good Interviewer?
Hiring the right people is key to a company's success. And the job interview is one of the most important ways you can assess whether someone is a good fit. So how can you get the most out of interviews? A good place to start is to ensure that the interviewer has the right skills to conduct an effective job interview. Here's a list of traits to benchmark against: . . .
- Employee Leave Laws: How to Navigate the Workers' Comp, ADA, and CFRA Maze in California
California Employer Advisor Audio Conference
Originally presented January 24, 2006
Join this expert panel of speakers as they guide you through the maze of family leave, workers' compensation, and disability discrimination laws. One mistake can make you the target of an outrageously expensive employee lawsuit . . .
- DOWNLOAD: The Step-By-Step Sexual Harassment Prevention Guide for California Employers
In this Special Report, we pull together the latest rules and advice on what constitutes sexual harassment--and how you can prevent it. We also examine how to investigate harassment complaints, protect yourself from lawsuits by fired harassers, handle harassment charges involving vendors or customers, manage the delicate issue of workplace dating, and comply with recent California rules regarding sexual harassment training for managers. . . .
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