This session is a visit to “Mr. Good Wrench” and is designed to ensure that your company’s HR engine and obligations are legally compliant in California and properly functioning. We will review recent trends and developments in privacy, corporate legal compliance, class action avoidance, workplace crisis management, and outline issues and concerns to be addressed in a self-audit, including providing a “self-audit checklist” that runs the gamut from the company’s organizational structure, to workplace planning, to recruitment and hiring, to hours of work, to compensation, to communication, to discipline, termination and leaves of absence, and to union-related issues (i.e., “employee engagement”) a very hot topic with the re-vitalization of the NLRB and the fulfillment of the “Obama Agenda.”
California Employment Defense Attorney Nicole Kamm will present the latest statutory changes affecting employers. The new laws govern large companies as well as those businesses or households with only one, a handful of workers. The first step in preventing employee claims and potential litigation is to stay on top of current legislation.
Nicole Kamm represents employers in discrimination, harassment, wage and hour and wrongful termination/retaliation matters. She defends clients in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies governing employee rights and protections. She works with business owners and executives in very diverse industries, including start-up companies, and businesses in the retail, food service, health care, transportation and manufacturing industries.
Today the California Departments of Child Support Services and Employment Development Departments’ presentation will discuss what employers should know about New Employee Reporting. We will provide an overview of the laws and requirements of new employee reporting, discuss Employment Development Department electronic business services available for new employee reporting and communicate the cause and effect of reporting inconsistent data to both state and federal entities and the impact of inconsistent data at the local levels specifically employers, employees and their dependents not just in California but in all states complying with new hire reporting.
When it comes to wage-and-hour lawsuits, there are two categories of companies in California: those who already have experience with them, and those who will soon. Wage-and-hour lawsuits – and particularly, class actions – remain big business in California. And, this area of law is especially harsh on employers, as even innocent mistakes are punished with big penalties and attorneys’ fees. Even minor “gotcha” violations can turn into bet-the-business cases if brought on a class action basis.
The silver lining is that exposure to liability on some common wage-and-hour claims can be mitigated with appropriate policies. This presentation will focus on those danger areas from which the majority of wage lawsuits arise. Participants will leave the presentation with the ability to identify common trouble spots for compliance problems, and will be able to help their companies take a proactive approach to minimizing risk related to wage-and-hour violations.
Check out this free event to get all your pressing healthcare questions answered.
HR.com and Small Business Majority are holding a free online workshop to discuss the healthcare law – the Affordable Care Act – and what it means for California small businesses. We will focus on key federal and state provisions impacting small businesses and the self-employed and what new health insurance options are available through our state’s health insurance marketplace, Covered California.
Covered California – a one-stop shop web portal to shop for health insurance based on your needs and budget
Small business health care tax credits (for businesses and non-profits) – who’s eligible and how to claim them
Affordable Care Act 101 – new consumer protections, cost containment measures and employer and individual shared responsibility
Tools and resources available for small businesses
A question and answer period will follow.
About Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority is a California-based national small business organization, founded and run by small business owners, that focuses on solving the biggest problems facing small businesses today. We conduct scientific research that helps us understand and advocate on behalf of small businesses and provide outreach and education on key policy issues.
California’s employment laws are among the most pro-employee laws in the country. Employee separations – both voluntary and involuntary – carry risks in California – administrative actions and lawsuits. And, relying on an employee’s “at-will” status is not a guarantee of success against a former’s employee’s wrongful termination lawsuit. All employee separations, whether an individual employee or a mass layoff, must be carefully thought through in advance and carried out with equal measures of tact and firmness. Offer letters, employee handbooks, personnel files, and severance agreements require serious consideration and, if needed, updating, because employee separation is a serious thing in California.
Is your business up to date on all of the recent changes in California employment law? Come learn what these changes mean for your business, during our 2014 Employment Law Update presentation. Brian Koegle, from Poole & Shaffery, LLP will provide insight and practical suggestions which will assist you in bringing your company into compliance. Among the topics to be covered are:
• A review of the 2014 legislation, case law and administrative decisions affecting employers;
• An update on wage and hour laws, meal and rest period requirements, overtime compensation and calculations, reasonable accommodation laws and employee privacy, among other issues; and,
• An overview of upcoming and anticipated legislative changes and court cases for 2014.
This 15-minute webcast will provide information on the Institute for Human Resources: HR in California certification program.
The purpose of this webcast is to introduce attendees to the virtual program and will review some background information on HR.com as well as the Institute for Human Resources, which has a total of 23 different certification programs.
All of the webcasts (with the exception of this introductory one) are approved for HRCI re certification credits - both as webcasts and as eLearning credits. These credits are tracked on the individual's HR.com membership profile and this will be reviewed as well.
The Institute for Human Resources: HR in California also has its own certification program. This session will provide an overview of the program, what features are included free of charge as well as what purchase options are available.
2013 was a big year for workforce analytics, and 2014 will prove to be even more impactful in the industry with analysts predicting that workforce analytics will become a “must have” tool for HR this year. But how to do you get started with this complex topic?
Join analytics expert Ian Cook as he provides an introduction to this complex topic, and shares the best practice approach to how you can get started with Workforce Analytics.
The Webinar will cover:
Introduction to Workforce Analytics: Moving from Metrics to Analytics
Factors Driving the Increased Demand for Workforce Analytics
PLEASE NOTE: THIS WEBCAST DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR CERTIFICATION CREDITS.
The Human Resources Certificate Institute (HRCI) sets HR professionals apart! HRCI certification demonstrates to peers and colleagues within the Human Resources profession that you are a recognized expert and have mastered the core HR principles. Earning an HR certification wreaks many benefits for both the employee and organization.
• Enhances your resume and candidacy. “One out of two recruiters prefer those (job applicants) with an HR certification” www.hrci.org.
• Certified professionals drive business through increased self- motivation, empowerment and confidence
• Certified professionals remain competitive in the workforce and raise their professional value
• network with HR professionals
• Uphold competitive advantage in the market place because of the mastery held by human capital
• Internal career advancement for certified staff reduces hiring and onboarding costs
• Clients have more confidence in the results of certified staff
HRCI statistics record that the average pass rate of the PHR and SPHR exam is 59 to 67 percent and 52 to 60 percent, respectively. An academically aggressive and reliable means of preparing for these exams is now available to ensure you don’t fall within these statistics.
HR.com has partnered with the Human Resources Certification Preparation (HRCP) program to help professionals prepare and pass their PHR or SPHR exam. This program, like no other, offers a 100% guarantee or your MONEY BACK!!
Features of the HR.com prep course include:
• up to 36 hours of live online blended learning classes with an HR practitioner and HRM
• 6 study manuals, each covering the body of knowledge as prescribed by HRCI
• Flash cards to test your knowledge
• Online practice exams
A couple of well known exam preparation resources are available, however their correspondence based product has not proven to drive high turnover of successful pass rates. As you will see within this product demonstration, HR.com Exam Prep Course is proficient, reliable and intimate. The key ingredients to supporting fellow professionals get certified.