COVID Confusion

As you know, HR Jungle is a human resources consulting firm… not a safety or risk management company. We, too, struggle to read all the latest COVID news and try to understand it. Unfortunately, the information continues to change nearly weekly so everyone needs to keep checking on the latest regulations. Here are the resources we use most frequently.  [click to read more …]

New Year Checklist

After having the holidays off, it’s time to make sure you are ready for the new year. We have provided a short checklist to help out.  [click to read more …]

It’s Back!

Federal vaccination mandates have been bounced around the courts but one just bounced back into our laps. A federal appeals court has reversed a previous block and the mandate for companies of 100 or more employees to require vaccinations or weekly testing is, once again, active. The new deadline is Monday, January 10, 2022.  [click to read more …]

One Drink Too Many

hat’s the worst that can happen if I serve alcohol at our company holiday party but offer cab service to and from each employee’s home?  [click to read more …]

Pay Now or Pay Later

I have an employee who is always late with his timecard. Is it okay to pay him on the next pay period?  [click to read more …]

Update Their Pay

January 1st should just be called New Pay Day because that’s when we must update wages and salaries every year. December is the perfect time to review the exempt and non-exempt status of your employees to ensure you have correct classifications. It is also the time of year to review any independent contractors to ensure they still meet the legal standards for contractors in California.  [click to read more …]

Upcoming Legal Changes

Just as the holidays are on the horizon, our good mood drops because we know the legislature has new surprises for us. This is just a quick heads up about what’s coming.  [click to read more …]

Managing After the Fact

I currently have an employee on a leave of absence who is due back in three weeks. We don’t want her back. While she’s been gone, we have found so much that she didn’t do well or even do at all. Is it okay to tell her we don’t want her back?  [click to read more …]

Where Did They Go Wrong?

California’s Labor Commissioner’s Office is tasked with ensuring employees receive all monies legally due them by their employers. Since this is a state agency, most of the money collected goes to the employees and a much smaller amount to the state. Here are some notable cases and tips.  [click to read more …]

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 …]