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 …]

Rescinding Offer Letters

A written offer letter is often desirable because it can protect your company by ensuring your offer is not misunderstood. In some situations, such as when you want to run a background check, California requires a written offer letter to be provided first. In that case, you add a contingency clause.  [click to read more …]

Masks On or Off

“I know many places are no longer requiring masks but I’m confused about how to make it safe for employees.”

Your HR Survival Tip

COVID’s evolution has kept all of us confused for nearly 1.5 years. The latest information from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) is great news for those who have been vaccinated. However, masks and distancing are still strongly recommended for those refusing or unable to get vaccinated. Also, California is still enforcing the mask mandate until June 15th so don’t drop those masks too early.

While some companies are no longer requiring masks at work, you need to decide for yourself whether or not this is in your favor. California still has several laws and regulations in place making it the company’s responsibility to pay for quarantines and report cases to workers’ comp carriers. If you no longer require masks, will your risk and costs increase? Those vaccinated will be protected but what about the unvaccinated?

Some companies are choosing to follow the mask mandate in general. However, if an employee chooses to share their vaccination proof with the company, they will be allowed to work without a mask. This means some vaccinated employees will  [click to read more …]

Catching Up

If you haven’t yet become compliant with California’s deadlines and new laws, you aren’t alone but need to make time or potentially face fines and penalties. The immediate list is short so this isn’t too painful but it is critical.  [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 …]

Vaccination and Mask Update

Even as more people are getting vaccinated, we still struggle with how to handle the COVID-related questions and policies in the workplace.  [click to read more …]

Time to Start Saving

HR Jungle

CalSavers is the retirement plan California has created that allows employers to offer a way for employees to save toward retirement. Actually, the state is trying to force people to save but this is one of those occasions where their plan is a good idea overall.  [click to read more …]