New California Law Requires Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for all Employees

Since 2005, California’s Assembly Bill 1825 had required employers with 50 or more employees to train and educate their supervisory employees in the prevention of sexual harassment.  The #MeToo movement has renewed the attention on sexual harassment in the workplace.  As part of the 2018 legislature, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1343 into law which [...]

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Employee’s Discrimination Case Involving Medical Marijuana Usage Provides Warning to Employers

"A recent case out of Arizona demonstrates that drug testing employees for marijuana use, and taking disciplinary action on the results, remains a complex issue in the many states which have legalized medical marijuana use. State statutes may (or may not) provide employee protections for off-duty use of medical marijuana or for status as a [...]

5 Evolving Trends Regarding Employee Time Off

With recent unemployment rates reaching historic lows, employers across the country are struggling with one downside of a strong economy: fierce competition for talent. To attract and retain qualified workers, companies of all sizes are bolstering their employee benefit offerings. Currently, there are 5 largely evolving trends regarding employee time off.

Securing an Educated Tenant Rep Broker is a Smart Decision

By Laurel Lewis http://naihorizonblog.com When a tenant asks, “do I need representation on my office lease?,” the short answer is an unequivocal, yes. It’s very likely that the landlord is a sophisticated owner of real estate with vast experience and knowledge in negotiating leases. The landlord  or the landlord’s agent will know the general conditions of [...]

Workplace Wellness Programs: The Key to Healthier Employees and a Healthier Bottom Line

While large corporations have been adopting workplace wellness programs for decades, smaller and mid-sized organizations often hesitate to implement such programs due to concerns that their benefits will not be sufficient to justify their costs. However, workplace wellness programs—which offer a wide variety of services designed to help employees achieve better health—are linked to several [...]

Expanding Labor and Employment Laws

In recent years, cities and states across the country have been enacting laws designed to improve fairness in the workplace. Although these laws have been effective at bolstering the rights of employees, they also impose new costs and onerous administrative burdens on employers. As new laws and regulations are put into place, it is becoming [...]

Are Accountants Entitled to Overtime Pay? Here’s What Firms Should Know

For CPAs and other professionals in the accounting industry, working long hours is common—particularly during tax season. As their average work weeks exceed 40 hours, some accounting firm employees have wondered whether they are entitled to overtime pay. This question hinges on whether they are classified as exempt or nonexempt employees under the federal Fair [...]