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These 5 New Laws Will Impact California Employers Starting in 2018—Is Your Organization Ready to Comply?

In recent months, the California Legislature has been busy enacting a series of new laws designed to enhance the rights of employees. From an attempt to narrow the gender wage gap to protections for immigrant workers, these laws—which will go into effect on January 1, 2018—will impose new requirements on public and private sector employers [...]

2017-11-09T12:31:50+00:00 By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employee Filed a Workers’ Comp Claim? Here are 5 Tips for Avoiding Retaliation Lawsuits

Workers’ compensation claims often result in staggering costs for employers, including the costs of escalating rates for workers’ comp insurance. As a result, employers may develop negative feelings toward the employees who file claims, and may even be tempted to fire, demote, or otherwise punish them—particularly if their job performance had already been faltering. However, [...]

2017-10-30T16:36:33+00:00 By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

The DACA Program is Ending—Here are Some Do’s and Don’ts for Employers

On September 5, the Trump Administration announced that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was enacted in 2012 by former President Obama. Beneficiaries of DACA—also known as “Dreamers”—encompass approximately 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors. Assuming that they met certain requirements relating to [...]

2017-09-28T10:59:07+00:00 By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Your Employee Handbook Up to Snuff?

During former President Obama’s eight years in office, his administration advanced a strong pro-union, pro-worker agenda. Although the federal government is shifting to a more business-friendly approach under President Trump, change is gradual and employers must remain aware of the recent enforcement priorities of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which has been particularly critical [...]

2017-08-23T00:42:56+00:00 By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

USCIS Releases Mandatory New Form I-9

On July 17, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an updated version of the Form I-9, which employers must use to verify that new hires are legally authorized to work in the United States. Employers will be required to begin using this new form, which has a revision date of 07/17/17 N, by September [...]

2017-07-20T10:15:01+00:00 By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

Healthcare Reform is Underway—What Should Employers Know About the New Bills from the House and Senate?

Since his days on the campaign trial, President Trump has made clear that repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would be one of his main priorities. Congress has been working to achieve this goal, and both the Senate and the House of Representatives have recently released sweeping new healthcare bills. On May [...]

2017-07-14T10:23:56+00:00 By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Warning Signs of Employee Disengagement—and How to Fix It

For an organization to achieve optimal success, its employees must not simply do their jobs—they must do them with enthusiasm, a sense of personal investment, and a commitment to surpassing goals and driving results. These are characteristics of employee engagement, which refers to employees’ emotional commitment to and involvement in their organizations. Fully engaged employees [...]

2017-05-19T01:39:19+00:00 By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Improve Recruitment By Creating a Better Candidate Experience

Building a workforce that will drive business success begins with attracting, screening, and hiring the right people. As organizations navigate employee recruitment, it is crucial that they consider the process from the candidates’ perspective and take steps to create the best possible candidate experience—even for those who are not offered a position. The candidate experience [...]

2017-05-18T18:24:17+00:00 By |Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Outsource HR? 5 Benefits of Working with a PEO, According to CBR Clients

For an employer to succeed, the primary focus of all efforts must be advancing the organization’s profitability and growth. However, HR issues inevitably generate time-consuming paperwork and legal pitfalls that interfere with this goal. Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) and the growing trend of outsourcing HR functions have emerged as solutions, allowing employers to maximize workforce [...]

2017-03-21T11:19:35+00:00 By |Uncategorized|0 Comments