Employment Law & HR Topics

HR Form of the Week: Checklist – New Hire Orientation

Each week, we will feature a different document from our forms library and provide information about where to find it, what it’s used for, and any necessary instructions. With this program, you’ll always be one step ahead of the game when it comes to finding the forms you need. This week, the HR Form of …

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Monthly Compliance Calendar Alert – Keep Your Company Compliant in February: OSHA Recordkeeping and Safety

If you are in HR, you’re no stranger to compliance management, forms, and deadlines—though keeping them all in order may be a different story. We want to be sure you are equipped with the right information to keep everything on track throughout the year, from ACA to FLSA. That is why we put together the …

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URGENT CA: Why Wage Theft is So Critical in California

Effective January 1, 2024, California has published a new Wage Theft Notice, often called the Notice to Employee at Time of Hire (and found in the Guardian HR Forms Library), which has been updated to reflect both the new California Sick Leave law, as well as non-exempt employee’s pay rates, designated paydays, appliable overtime rates, …

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HR Form of the Week: How to Design a Disciplinary Procedure

Each week, we will feature a different document from our forms library and provide information about where to find it, what it’s used for, and any necessary instructions. With this program, you’ll always be one step ahead of the game when it comes to finding the forms you need. This week, the HR Form of …

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Independent Contractor Rule Will Take Effect March 11

On January 9, 2024, the US Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule that will establish an economic realities test for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule takes effect on March 11, 2024. This new worker-friendly standard will replace the more business-friendly five-factor test put in …

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Monthly Compliance Calendar Alert – Keep Your Company Compliant in January: 2024 Law Updates, Employee Performance Review and Employee Handbook Finalization

If you are in HR, you’re no stranger to compliance management, forms, and deadlines—though keeping them all in order may be a different story. We want to be sure you are equipped with the right information to keep everything on track throughout the year, from ACA to FLSA. That is why we put together the …

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2024 Employment Law Changes

California Paid Sick Leave (SB 616) California’s new paid sick leave law, Senate bill (SB) 616, significantly expands California’s existing paid sick leave law (i.e., the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014). Paid sick leave entitlement Under SB 616, an employee is now entitled to five days or forty hours of paid sick leave. Previously, …

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Minimum Wage Increases for 2024

Minimum wage increases will take effect on January 1, 2024. Please see the below list, showing the locations where the increases will take place and the rate of increase. Please feel free to reach out to your Dedicated HR Manager to discuss further.Alaksa – $11.73Arizona – $14.35Flagstaff – $17.40Tucson – $14.35California – $16.00Belmont – $17.35Burlingame …

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HR Form of the Week: Holiday Party Memo

Each week, we will feature a different document from our forms library and provide information about where to find it, what it’s used for, and any necessary instructions. With this program, you’ll always be one step ahead of the game when it comes to finding the forms you need. This week, the HR Form of …

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Monthly Compliance Calendar Alert – Keep Your Company Compliant in December: Preparing for the New Year

If you are in HR, you’re no stranger to compliance management, forms, and deadlines—though keeping them all in order may be a different story. We want to be sure you are equipped with the right information to keep everything on track throughout the year, from ACA to FLSA. That is why we put together the …

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