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Mass Parental Leave Law Effective April 7, 2015

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

An employee who has completed the initial probationary period, not to exceed 3 months, is entitled to 8 weeks of parental leave for the birth of a child  or  for the placement of a child under the age of 18, or under the age of 23 if the child is mentally or physically disabled, for […]

Performance Management

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Performance Management is poorly executed in most Companies because the employer and/or management don’t understand what it is and why they are doing it. Employees are truly the most important asset that any Company has and it is extremely important to know how to give ‘ongoing and regular feedback’ to your employees. Ongoing and regular feedback is […]

Executive Coaching

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Executive Coaches provide a variety of Service to varying degrees of Quality and Effectiveness.   The key element in looking at an Executive Coach is the Qualification, Experience and Life Successes of the Coach.  There are many charlatans masquerading as Executive Coaches; some with great Academic Credentials (and not an ounce of common sense or experience […]

New Health Regulations in 2014

Friday, June 21st, 2013

If you have heard the expression ‘ a week is a long time in Politics’, then you can be sure that the very unclear program which is now scheduled for Health Reform in 2014 will be modified and changed many times before it becomes a reality. Many States have strong objections to the provisions of […]

Criminal Convictions and the Impact on Employment Hiring Decisions

Friday, June 21st, 2013

When considering Criminal Convictions and the impact on applicants for Employment, you should review; The facts or circumstances surrounding the offense or conduct The number of offenses for which the individual was convicted Age at the time of conviction, or release from incarceration Evidence that the individual performed the same type of work, post-conviction, with […]

Severance Agreements in California (Release of Claims, Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation…..)

Friday, March 15th, 2013

In California, if a termination is not a covered event under the WARN Act, there is no requirement to pay Severance to an Employee-at-Will.  Employees with Specific ‘Contracts of Employment’ and Notice Periods must be treated in accordance with the terms contained therein. Union Employees are covered under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement […]

Updated FMLA Poster

Friday, March 1st, 2013

The U.S. Department of Labor has released revised model Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) forms to administer Federal FMLA leave. The updated forms should be used  immediately. WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee’s Serious Health Condition WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member’s Serious Health Condition WH-381 Notice of Eligibility […]

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Outsourcing Human Resources, Insurance and Payroll

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

  With the RIGHT Partner, you get Large Company HR, Insurance and Payroll Power at a fraction of the normal cost. So what does the Right partner mean?  Not a Call Center. Beware of Call Centers!!!! This is a common model among PEO’s and some of the large Outsourcing Companies who are great at selling […]

New ‘No-Cost Sharing Guidelines’ will provide Women with access to ‘Preventative Care’

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

The guidelines adopted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Women’s Preventative Care Services became effective on August 1, 2012. The new Women’s Preventative Services guidelines are part of the Health Care Reform and were put into place to ensure that every woman has access to the necessary preventative care health services […]

Holiday Parties

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

It is that time of year and Holiday Parties are in full swing. If you are organizing a Holiday Party, just remember that alcohol can be a deadly enemy. Drinking and driving, misbehavior and alcohol overindulgence are problems which very often need to be dealt with after the Holiday Party is over. There can be […]