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What Every Employer Needs to Know to Avoid Wage Discrimination

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Payroll

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What is Wage Discrimination?

Despite the fact that similarly qualified workers who perform the same job duties for the same employer should be paid equal wages, this is often not the case. Unfortunately, minorities and women have historically been paid less than white males even when performing the same jobs with the same level of performance and responsibilities. This is known as wage discrimination. 

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Top 17 Best Websites For Jobs And How To Find Employment

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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Best Job Search Sites And How You Can Find Employment

In the current digital age, with the expansion of advanced smart technologies, e-commerce web assets, globalization, and an ever-increasing trend towards remote work, the Internet has become not only a critical asset for information research and communication, but for utilizing online job platforms for connecting with colleagues in a particular industry, publishing one’s resume, networking with potential employers, and researching job listings. Regarding the latter, it is possible to find job listings for general, or typical, on-site work, for typical remote work positions - such as Copywriting, Editing, Researching, Assisting, etc. - or to find work in a very specific field or “niche,” which includes on-site work and/or remote work. In fact, almost all job postings are now done exclusively online. These include such positions as:

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How is the Prevailing Wage in California Determined?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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Prevailing Wage In California And How It Is Determined

If you run a construction-based business in California that supplies electricians, plumbers, mechanics, pavers, or other construction-related laborers to perform work on public works projects, you are required to pay a prevailing wage rate, which is a fixed hourly rate predetermined by the state or federal government. We have detailed everything you'll need to know about paying your workers a prevailing wage in California.

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Are You Unknowingly Implementing Unfair Hiring Practices?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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What Are Unfair Hiring Practices?

Many laws are in place to prevent employers from discriminating against job candidates during the hiring process; however, many hiring practices that are considered unfair may not actually be illegal. Most companies have a specific recruitment process in place to help avoid discrimination. The problem is that some of these processes may still include areas that could potentially be deemed unfair.

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The Job Requirements For The Most In-Demand Jobs Today

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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Most In-Demand Jobs Today And Their Job Requirements


Filling positions at your company can be a challenging task, especially for certain jobs that have a lot of responsibilities. Not only will you go through hundreds if not thousands of resumes to identify potential candidates, you’ll interview them over the phone and in person to make sure that they are a good fit. Even then, you will likely have competition from other companies who are looking to fill similar positions. Just because you offer a job to a candidate doesn’t mean that they will take it.  To aid your search, here is a detailed discussion of what requirements to look for as well as a few examples of some of the most in-demand jobs of today and what their requirements entail.

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How to Negotiate Salary: Creating a Win-win Solution

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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How to Negotiate Salary with Your Chosen Candidate


Finding the right job candidates is a challenge in itself. Once you have identified a good candidate for your position, you’ll still need to offer a salary that’s fair for both sides. This is a lot easier said than done. Offer too much, and you could overpay the candidate and hurt your company's budget. Offer too little and you risk offending the candidate to the point where they won't be willing to negotiate further. Keeping that in mind, let us show you how to prepare and execute successful salary negotiations.

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A Small Business Owner's Guide On How To Manage Payroll

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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How To Manage Payroll As A Small Business Owner


If you’re starting your own business or your existing business has grown to the point where it’s time to hire employees, then you’ll have to learn how to set up and manage payroll. Unfortunately, managing payroll isn’t as simple as just paying your employees what they’re owed. Taxes make things much more complicated. We’ve put together a guide to help make setting up and managing your company’s payroll a little easier.

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An Overview to the California Labor Laws

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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California Labor Laws: An Overview


There was a period of time when someemployers would take advantage of their employees by paying extremely low wages for long, hard work in unsafe working conditions. The federal government put a stop to this in 1938 when it passed the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which established a number of federal labor laws, including overtime laws, working condition laws, minimum wage laws, and child labor laws. Employers must follow these laws or face stiff consequences; however, there may be additional state laws that employers must follow as well. For example, California has its own labor laws that are even stricter than those outlined in the FLSA. As an employer, it’s incredibly important that you abide by all of California’s labor laws in addition to the federal labor laws. Become familiar with the following California labor laws and how they differ from the federal labor laws.

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12 Tips on Hiring Part Time Employees for Your Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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Hiring Part Time Employees


If you’re in need of additional staff but don’t necessarily need a full-time employee (or can’t afford a full-time employee due to current budgetary limitations), consider hiring a part-time employee. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) doesn’t define what makes an employee full-time or part-time, but the U.S. Bureau of Labor does. According to them, part-time employees work less than 34 hours a week.

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Salary Exempt Vs. Hourly- What You Need to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom

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Salary Vs. Hourly - The Big Difference For Your Business

As a California business owner, you'll need to hire employees at some point if you haven't already. When you do, you'll have two ways that you can pay them: by offering a yearly salary or by offering an hourly wage. There are some major differences between offering a salary and offering an hourly wage, even if they end up being the same amount. It's important to understand what the differences are and how they will affect your business to determine what will suit your employment needs best.

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