Vax Madness

I want to stick my head in the sand and ignore all the craziness I’m hearing about vaccination mandates. How do I know what actually affects my employees?  [click to read more …]

Sharing Personnel Files

I’ve received a request by an attorney for a copy of an employee file. They included a very long list of things they’d like us to send them but they did provide authorization by the employee. Do I just copy the whole file and send it?  [click to read more …]

Social Etiquette at Work

An Employee Handbook usually tells employees what conduct is considered unacceptable. However, less is said about proper or preferred conduct. There are a lot of little things employees (and managers) can do to make your company a more enjoyable place to work.  [click to read more …]

Yes, It’s Possible

I’m never sure what I can and can’t do regarding my employees. I feel like they have more options than I do as a business owner.  [click to read more …]

Less Than the Ideal Candidate

It can be difficult to find and hire the ideal person. Many candidates have spent more effort in improving their interview skills than their job skills. Once you’ve discovered the employee has fewer skills or knowledge than you thought, you have decisions to make.  [click to read more …]

Too Much Time Off

I have an employee who has used all their paid sick time for the year, plus all their vacation time. She now takes unpaid time off but provides doctor’s notes and has good excuses, such as a relative who died, continued health issues, etc. However, I really need her at work. What are my options?  [click to read more …]

Latest Cal/OSHA Rules

I’m so confused about COVID precautions as my employees are returning to the office. What’s the latest?  [click to read more …]

Hybrid Work Stats

I can’t decide what I want to do with my employees now that they can work in the office again. Any ideas?  [click to read more …]

Not a Hostile Work Environment

CA human resources

We have found the phrase “hostile work environment” to be very overused and misunderstood. Regardless of what you might think actually happened, you must take the complaint seriously and learn more.  [click to read more …]

When a Writeup is Needed

When you have problems with employees, you need to do something to correct their behavior or actions. A conversation is the first step and, if you’re lucky, it’s the only step needed. Problem fixed! However, that’s not always the case.  [click to read more …]