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 [...]
Creating a crisis management response plan is something most organizations don’t want to think about. Numerous studies also confirm that only about half of all organizations have any kind of crisis plan in place. Make sure your company is prepared. If your company is one of the 51 percent of organizations that admits to not [...]
The world of Human Resources is constantly evolving, and each new year ushers in new laws and trends that impact the workplace. For employers and HR professionals, it is crucial to keep abreast of these changes and understand how they affect an organization’s ability to build and manage a successful workforce. Several trends defined HR [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]