Workplace Safety Amid a Pandemic

There are so many things that we cannot control right now. We are all living under the restriction of shelter in place orders by our state governor and our local public health officials. The only thing that we can be certain of is that this pandemic has created a new...

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Stay calm…..wash your hands and review your employment policies. Between fires, floods and power outages, Lake County residents have had our share of major disasters in recent years. We have learned the importance of preparing in advance and we have also learned...

The Soft Skill Standard

Raising the bar on behavior for a strong workplace  There have been countless times when, as a human resource professional, a leader has approached me with a concern about one of their team members. Often, the conversation starts with, “They’re a great employee,...

Workplace Safety – the ABCs of the IIPPs

Cal/OSHA is the agency charged with enforcing safety standards in our beautiful, golden state. Every employer must establish a safety program which is to be described in a written Illness and Injury Prevention Plan (IIPP). This can sound like an overwhelming task to...

Hiring ‘Do’s and Don’ts’

Important updates on laws employers should know when hiring employees  Every year the California legislature has new laws in virtually every aspect of business, and the area of human resources is no exception.The good news is we are often given advance notice, so...

AB5 DEMYSTIFIED

The new standard for classifying independent contractors and employees In 2018, the California Supreme Court decided in the Dynamex Operations West, Inc v. Superior Court of Los Angeles case that set aside a longstanding standard of classifying independent...

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