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Demystifying California Overtime Laws: What Are the Rules?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2019 7:03:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Payroll, Managing Employees, Maximizing Your Job

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California Overtime Law Defined

Labor laws define overtime as work done in excess of the standard eight hour day or the standard 40 hour week. Employees are entitled to earn additional compensation on top of their hourly wage for the hours that they've worked past the standard work day or work week. However, every state has different overtime laws that include exemptions, exceptions, and penalties. Both employers and employees need to be familiar with the overtime laws in California so that they know what to expect in terms of payments--and so employers avoid making costly mistakes. This article presents a detailed guide into the overtime laws in the state of California.

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11 Considerations and 401(k) Termination Rules to be Aware Of

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2019 4:09:01 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Laws & Regulations, Managing Employees, Payroll

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11 Considerations and 401(k) Termination Rules to be Aware Of

If your business currently participates in a 401(k) plan for your employees, then you'll want to know what the rules and regulations are in the event that you ever decide to terminate the plan. There are a number of reasons why you might be considering the termination of your company's 401(k) plan: maybe you're closing down the business or merging with another company. Whatever the reason may be, the following are 11 things to consider if you plan to terminate your company's 401(k) plan.

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Pros and Cons of Staffing Agencies: An Honest Reflection

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 29, 2018 7:54:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Hiring the Best People

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The Pros and Cons of Staffing Agencies You Need to Know

Before trying anything new, it is always best to understand both the pros and cons. This is also true of staffing agencies. Here are the most important positive and possibly negative points about staffing agencies.

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How Does a Staffing Agency Work? How We Unite Employers & Job Seekers

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 28, 2018 7:53:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Hiring the Best People

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A Step-by-Step Guide on How Staffing Agencies Work

Knowing how a staffing agency works will make it easier to decide on whether or not to use a staffing agency when you next have employment needs.

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Come to Think of It, What Exactly is a Staffing Agency?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 27, 2018 7:52:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Hiring the Best People

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What is a Staffing Agency?


You may be wondering what a staffing agency does and how it differs from a headhunter. This article will help you learn the differences between the two, making the choice of whether or not to work with a staffing agency an easier one.

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10 Actionable Tips to Get The Most Out of Your Staffing Agency

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 26, 2018 7:51:00 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Hiring the Best People

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Follow These 10 Tips to Get The Most Out of Your Staffing Agency

Your business is important. You have spent countless hours and invested a sizable sum getting it to where it is now. The biggest resource you have is your staff. A staffing agency can be a lifesaver in helping you keep up with staffing your business with top talent but they aren't miracle workers or mind readers. There are some things that you can do to help the staffing agency you hire do the best job possible.

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The Importance of Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2018 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture, Laws & Regulations

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Personal Protective Equipment Plays a Key Role in Workplace Safety

Anytime there is a task or workplace that involves some kind of an environmental risk to an employee, the employer is required to provide personal protective equipment. Not only does it protect the employee from direct harm, PPE also reduces the cost of accidents, workers’ comp premium increases, and employee down time due to preventable injuries.

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California Workers’ Compensation Premiums Explained - Breaking Down the Costs

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2018 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations, Management, Managing Employees

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We Run Through How Your Premiums Are Calculated for Workers’ Compensation Coverage

In the state of California, employers of all kinds, big and small, are under a legal obligation to take care of their workers when they are injured in the course of doing their jobs. This legal mandate, generally known as workers’ compensation protection or coverage, comes in the form of an insurance policy every employer has to have in place and pay for if operating within California. The cost of this coverage for the employer is determined by a specific formula and cost factors that the employer is expected to accept but has no control over. This is an ongoing matter of concern for employers because the cost of the coverage is an unavoidable operating cost to do business in the state.

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Employees and Social Media Use Outside of Work: Where is the Line Drawn?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2018 11:12:34 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Managing Employees, Company Culture

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Employees and Social Media Outside of Work: Drawing a Line in the Sand

Controlling social media use of company employees is nearly an impossible task as there will always be someone who goes against the grain. However, making sure that rules and regulations are clear; minor mishaps may be able to be prevented.

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Benefits of Using Proper Workers’ Compensation Class Codes

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2018 8:10:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture, Laws & Regulations

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Save Money and Time Using Proper Workers’ Compensation Class Codes

Like most businesses in California, almost anyone who employs workers is required to also have workers’ compensation insurance in place to protect such employees from injuries and harm while working. This is well known as general business practice. However, what is not well understood are the codes used by the coverage industry to determine the cost and premium the business pays for the necessary coverage.

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