Got Pot?

With nearly half of the United States taking steps to legalize marijuana use, employers need to determine how to react to these new laws.  For instance, in the state of Washington, a worker was initially [...]

Are You Legal?

Two new laws went into effect July 1, 2014, and you need some new documents in order to comply with them. First, make sure that you give out the revised Workers’ Compensation pamphlet containing the new [...]

New Laws take effect July 1!!

Good afternoon! Effective July 1, 2014, new regulations change the employee criteria when predesignating a personal physician or medical group for work-related injuries or illnesses (includes two new [...]

Do any work in San Jose?? New Minimum Wage AND Posting Requirements apply to you!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water… If you or any of your employees do work in San Jose, you are required to pay the new minimum wage – even if you are not located in San [...]

California will have a new minimum wage in 2016!

FYI -- It’s official. Governor Jerry Brown just signed the legislation that will boost California's minimum wage from $8 to $10 per hour by 2016, making it the highest minimum wage in the [...]

If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

Neither can your employees! Good afternoon and Happy Fourth of July! In the wake of our local heat wave (as well as those in the rest of the country), I wanted to remind you that heat safety is not just [...]

Human Trafficking Notice Posting Requirement as of April 1

It’s Spring, when our thoughts turn to baseball, flowers, and … human trafficking. Not to poke fun, as human trafficking is a horrible crime. It is estimated that there are nearly 20.9 million human [...]

March Madness is Upon Us!

Ok, we all know March Madness is here, and so is the illegal gambling in the form of brackets and pools. Office pools are gambling; there is no way around it. As the employer, your employees may think [...]

New I-9 just released! Here it is!

Just want to update you – the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS – formerly INS) published a revised Form I-9 for use in verifying employment eligibility on Friday. All employers are required [...]

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