Governor Brown signed many workplace related bills that will go into effect January 1, 2019. Through the end of 2018 and the start of 2019, we will highlight some of the most applicable pieces of legislation.
Current California law states that all employers must make reasonable efforts to provide employees with a room to express breast milk, "other than a toilet stall." This room must be private and near the employee's work area.
The #MeToo movement was born soon after the explosive New York Times feature exposing extensive allegations of sexual harassment against Harry Weinstein. Since then, we have seen many other public figures brought into the spotlight including actors, politicians, TV personalities and comedians.
During the last year, we have received higher than normal requests for company-sponsored training. While many requests have been for
Unlimited paid time off (PTO) has gained momentum, with household names like Netflix, Honeywell, Dropbox and GE offering unlimited time off to many, and in some cases all of their employees. While these large employers may have started the trend, many smaller companies are also offering this unique benefit. Regardless of your headcount, there are many factors to consider prior to implementing an unlimited time off policy.
In a recent study by Mercer, it was discovered that combined paid time off (PTO) policies have skyrocketed to over 63%, up from just 38% in 2010. To remain competitive, many employers are shifting how they structure their traditional sick and vacation policies in favor of a combined PTO policy. Regardless of your time off policy it should be easy to track, compliant and attractive to candidates as well as current employees.
The country is buzzing about the current unemployment rate. In May 2018, the national unemployment rate hit an almost record-breaking 3.8%. In the past we have discussed retaining and recruiting your employees, but what happens when the talent pool is a fraction of what it used to be?
Soft skills have become essential to hiring the best candidate. But what exactly are soft skills? How can you identify them in an interview? Why is