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California Minimum Wage Changes in 2020

For 2020, the state of California is increasing the minimum wage to $13, a dollar more than the minimum wage in 2019. Although this is a part of California’s plan for a $15 minimum wage by 2023, several cities within California have established their own minimum wage laws, a few of which have already surpassed the $15 minimum wage. Here is a full list of municipalities with separate minimum wage laws going into effect in 2020: Alameda ($15 an hour on July 1, 2020) Belmont ($15 an hour on Jan. 1, 2020) Berkeley ($15.59 an hour and indexed to inflation [...]

By |January 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

4 Steps to Handling a Search Warrant

Picture this: you are at your company when you hear a commotion outside. You see a team of law enforcement officers abruptly enter with a search warrant in hand and begin searching your premises. What should you do? To help business owners navigate scenarios like this, we put together a quick guide of what you should—and should not—do in the face of search warrants. Don’t talk your way out of it. If your company has received a search warrant, it means that law enforcement has already gathered enough evidence to convince a judge of probable cause to search your premises [...]

By |December 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Have You Updated Your Privacy Policy Lately?

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) will officially go into effect. Businesses must ensure they comply with the proposed regulations in the upcoming new year or face civil damages that could total up to $1 million. For those who need a quick refresher, the CCPA aims to give California consumers increased transparency and control over how businesses use and share their personal information. The CCPA impacts a wide range of businesses as it applies to all entities doing business in California and those collecting consumers’ personal information. As a business owner, you must be [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Key to a Successful Employee Evaluation

Not many supervisors enjoy doing employee evaluations.  Too often evaluations are considered painful and time consuming.  However, they are an important opportunity to provide employees with constructive feedback that can help them succeed in their career and workplace.  Additionally, providing employees with honest feedback and direction promotes efficiency and increases morale that can translate to improved profitability in the workplace.  The key is planning a proper employee evaluation process that will positively impact both employees and supervisors. Planning a successful employee evaluation process includes: Selecting the Right Evaluator Management needs to have impartial individuals responsible for employee evaluations.  Usually, this [...]

By |November 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

How Slack Is Changing the Workplace

In the recent years, Slack, a popular instant-messaging team collaboration tool, has seen huge growth with 6 million U.S. workers reported using the service in 2018. Its popularity comes from the ease at which employees can communicate with others and its seamless integration with popular online services like Google Suite and Dropbox. Slack offers multiple features designed to stimulate productivity and collaboration in the office. The platform offers three types of communication channels: direct messages, private group channels, and public group channels. With these different channels, departments and teams can create designated chains for themselves and certain topics to keep [...]

By |November 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hiring Healthcare Help: When You Are an In-Home Employer

If you or a loved one needs in-home help, you can either seek a caregiver through an agency, or hire one directly. Hiring through an agency involves less paperwork, but it is not the right solution for everyone. Agencies often charge more to cover their overhead and profits, so you may be able to hire a caregiver with a greater level of expertise for less, if you hire the person directly.  They may also not send the same caregiver each day, depending on staffing and availability. If it is important to you to have one person continuously responsible for care, [...]

By |November 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|