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 …]

While You Were Busy

It seems that COVID conversations continue to knock every other topic aside. But, while you were busy, other things have happened that need a bit of your attention. This article is to draw your attention to them so you are better informed.  [click to read more …]

Cost of Doing Business

A few of my employees have to drive to client sites as part of their job. One employee consistently receives parking violations because he doesn’t want to walk an extra block but then forgets to put money in the meter. Can I make him pay for those parking tickets?  [click to read more …]

The Offer

Is it okay to put a lot of details into my offer letter to a candidate? I like to add details about benefits, a description of job duties, and other information so I’m sure the candidate has all the information they need.  [click to read more …]

Compliance Sanity Check

It has been a tough time for many companies, thanks to the pandemic and the never-ending changes it has caused. Between remote workers refusing to return to the office and the difficulty in finding workers, most companies are still struggling to find their balance. We wanted to remind you not to ignore compliance when your focus is elsewhere.  [click to read more …]

Digging Deep

I’ve hired two employees who haven’t worked out even though their resumes and interviews seemed to fit the position exactly. How can I be more confident of my hires in the future?  [click to read more …]

Working Interviews

I have a candidate work for a couple of days as a trial period. If I like them, I hire them. If I don’t, I pay them cash for the time worked. This has worked well for me so far. Is this okay?  [click to read more …]

Timing is Everything

Contrary to Federal law, California law is very specific when it comes to minutes and even seconds an employee works. They don’t vary, which helps, but you do need to understand the language.  [click to read more …]

Cal/OSHA Re-Revised Rules

Once again, we have revised regulations regarding masks at work. Cal/OSHA (California Occupational Safety and Health Agency) approved new regulations only two weeks ago and almost immediately pulled them back for further review. The biggest problem was their regs still weren’t in alignment with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). The revised regulations are now in effect.  [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 …]