Friendly versus Friends

I have a few employees who I consider to also be my friends. However, I’m noticing these friends don’t take me as seriously as my other employees do. How can I change this?  [click to read more …]

When an Employee is Too Good

I have a fabulous employee that seems to want (and deserves) more than I’ll ever be able to provide. How do I handle this issue?  [click to read more …]

How to Set Goals for Employees

I would really like to set goals for my employees but I don’t know how to create the process.  [click to read more …]

Salaries Up For Review

I know the minimum wage increased but, when that happens, no one explains how it affects the salaries I pay.  [click to read more …]

How to Create a Pay Scale

One of the new laws going into effect in California on 1/1/2023 requires the disclosure of company pay information by employers. Pay scale disclosure (SB1162) applies to all employers, however, the rules are different for different company sizes.  [click to read more …]

When to Ask for Advice

The problem I have is knowing when to use my own instincts when something happens and when to ask for advice.  [click to read more …]

Tis the Season

I’m so confused now about what to do when an employee sneezes or coughs. What do I need to know?  [click to read more …]

Upcoming Legal Changes

The California legislature has made sure our new year is filled with lots of changes for employers. This is just a quick heads-up about what’s coming. Be sure to update your Employee Handbook or policies accordingly.  [click to read more …]

Salaries Legally Too Low

I’m always a bit confused about how much I must pay my salaried employees but my lowest paid is currently earning $56,000.  [click to read more …]

Ignore the Title

I’m interviewing applicants for a position and one has told me they’d prefer to call the position something else. I’m not really comfortable with the new title suggested. What do I tell them?  [click to read more …]