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Archive for December, 2019

PREVENT NO-CONSENT TORMENT

Workplace Harassment Training California’s Government Code requires employers with five or more workers to provide “classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment” by December 31, 2020.  All nonsupervisory personnel must receive at least one hour and supervisors must receive two hours minimum. Employers must then repeat the instruction every other year. […]

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FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – ILLUMINATION

Attend the Annual Employment Law Seminar Covering Employment Legal Essentials and New Workplace Laws for 2020 Over a day-long session in January and again in February, employment law specialist Tim Bowles will cover the structure and span of current workplace law from a management perspective, going over the significant 2020 changes for California. Among the […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – CALIFORNIA PROHIBITS MANDATORY EMPLOYEE ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS

Arbitration is a form of private dispute resolution that takes the place of a lawsuit and court trial.  Arbitration has many business-related advantages, including a more efficient, less-public process than the often-prolonged procedures of the court. Thus, employers often favor this alternative. California Labor Code section 432.6, effective January 1, 2020 as part of Assembly […]

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: GET SMART(ER)

Order Our 2020 Updated Model Employee Handbook and Hire-to-Fire Forms Over the past two decades, we have developed and refined a “soup-to-nuts” employee handbook and package of basic hire-to-fire forms and policies. Implementation of these forms and policies will greatly improve a company’s legal protection in employment screening, hiring, training, terminations, and other related issues. […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – CALIFORNIA MINIMUM WAGE RATES

On January 1, 2020, California minimum wage will increase to $12.00 for small employers with 25 or fewer employees and to $13.00 per hour for larger employers with 26 or more employees. These rates continue to increase annually until they reach $15.00 per hour in 2022 for larger employers and in 2023 for those with […]

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FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2020

SCIENTIA EST POTENTIA (Knowledge is Power) Attend the Annual Employment Law Seminar Covering Employment Legal Essentials and New Workplace Laws for 2020 Over a day-long session in January and again in February, employment law specialist Tim Bowles will cover the structure and span of current workplace law from a management perspective, going over the significant […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS NEW 2020 OVERTIME EXEMPTION RATES

California Labor Code section 515.6 exempts certain licensed physicians and surgeons from overtime compensation if they receive set minimum hourly compensation. Effective January 1, 2020, the California Department of Industrial Relations is increasing the minimum from $82.72 to $84.79 per hour, effective January 1, 2020. To avoid California’s requirements to pay overtime premium rates after eight hours worked in a day […]

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