Yes, you really do need an employee handbook. If you don’t have clear guidelines for your employees, there will be misunderstandings and disputes. Without an employee handbook it is also hard to prove that employees know the company policies if there is a termination for violating policy. In addition to dealing with bad hires or employees,
Stay compliant by understanding State and Federal Regulations
Of course, the majority of us work for the money and we want to be paid what we are worth. So… what can you do if your company’s budget is stretched thin and you can’t dangle the monetary carrot to keep your talent motivated? Would you be surprised that
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act makes some employment practices illegal. This includes the sexual harassment of an employee directly by the employer or by agents of the employer with the employer’s knowledge.
What causes your stress at work? Have you ever taken the time to analyze what throws you off your game and causes you to feel that physical discomfort that is the stress response? When you experience stress, you feel the “fight-or-flight” response. This makes your heart rate increase
With the growing opioid epidemic, more and more employers are concerned about the effect it will have on their company if employees are abusing prescription pain killers. You may want to add this drug testing to your pre-employment routine, but how do you stay in legal compliance?
If you work for a company that uses fear or intimidation to motivate employees…you know the importance of this question! Before you answer it, there are some things to observe:
Is it the company culture overall?
Is it specific people in authority or from the top?
Are all the employees in on it?
Does your company routinely find reasons to avoid hiring older workers? There is a long list of reasons managers who hire have for this bias that makes them reject older candidates.
Do you have employees with commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) that operate the following vehicles?
a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds
a vehicle that is capable of transporting 16 or more occupants
any size vehicle that is transporting hazardous materials that require a placard
On October 12, 2017, California’s Gov. Brown signed AB168, increasing the scope of the fair pay law. Assembly Bill 168 will be added to Section 432.3 of the Labor Code and states that employers are not allowed to seek salary history information about an applicant to use as a factor in deciding whether to offer them employment or to determine salary.
Whether you were the interviewer of the interviewee, most of us have been involved in an interview that was not effective. We know what it looks like and we definitely know what it feels like! At best, traditional interviews don’t bring out the information you really need to make the optimal hiring decision and, at their worst, they can be very ineffective and even illegal.