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.
Every action an employee takes has the opportunity to either reinforce or diminish your brand. When HR and marketing join together, employees can become brand ambassadors and ultimately help create brand distinction in the marketplace.
An organization’s employees are its best brand ambassadors. They have the power to move the organization forward and make the brand live and breathe. There are no two ways about it, engaged employees build strong brands! The benefits of a strong brand are tremendous and all the best leaders realize that strong brands are not built by the marketing department alone they need HR in order to be successful.
In this session, we will hear from Patricia Nazemetz and Will Ruch, co-authors of “HR and Marketing Power Partners,” as well as executives at top global companies who have implemented a partnership between HR and marketing and discovered the impact it has on customer loyalty, business growth, talent acquisition and retention.
This is not your ordinary, dull boring safety talk; it’s a lighthearted safety presentation that goes beyond work to teach you about your personal safety and then how to identify potential problems in people before you allow them into the inner circles of work and family.
Leading a proactive life has tremendous positive rippling effects throughout our communities, as well. In contrast, this session also focuses on how small thoughtless social interactions can have devastating rippling effects on our co-workers and communities, as well. Suzanne points out the pitfalls and traps to avoid in our dealings with our fellow man on a daily basis and gives the audience tactical advice on how to be proactive in their safety.
Learn how empowering your employees and providing safety and security training can make your company a better and more profitable workplace! Learn the benefits of personal safety and security training(non-OSHA and off of the clock)in the workplace. Demonstrate to your employees that you care about their safety. Protect your business by preventing time off for dealing with issues employees face when they have been victimized by identity theft, online scams, rape and sexual assault, home burglary, auto emergencies, etc. Teach them how to use technology to stay safe, protect their families and valuables, etc. Education is the key. Arm your employees with knowledge!
Marianna Lead, PhD, will share with you her proven Positive Psychology Coaching Templates and exercises that she uses with her own clients and teaches at her highly acclaimed Goal Imagery Institute's ICF-Approved Coach Training.
You will learn about the science of Positive Psychology, the concept of "emotional contagion", and how to be positive without being "fake" about it and how to apply that positivity in a "down-to-earth", practical way, modeling the behaviors and attitudes you'd like to see in your workplace environment.
You will discover the importance of having a positive attitude throughout the day based on scientific research findings, as well as how to promote good mood and healthy habits in the workplace.
You will learn how focusing on your own strength and getting your employees attention to their own strengths is much more effective than focusing on what doesn't work. You will see how the same result can be obtained from the "corrective" and "supportive" attitudes; "judging" and "curious" attitudes. You will also see the significant difference these choices make in your employees health, productivity and overall workplace environment.
Millions of us still groan at memories of schoolyard bullies who resorted to name-calling, threats and even violence to control others. But how many of us remember (and hopefully regret) BEING the teen or pre-teen bully? Meet Tom Gagliano, who admits to lashing out at and bullying his classmates and neighbors in his youth. What can he teach us to reduce bullying problems in your community, especially during this new school year? What inspired him to become a sought-after mentor and anti-bullying expert who facilitates men’s and women’s groups, as well as marriage consultations, explaining how to stop the bully mentality in the home?
Creating a knowledgeable team of individuals with a unified vision will enrich the joint health and safety committee’s (JHSC) contribution at your workplace and assist in breaking down barriers between management and workers. A committee also needs to communicate their role within the workplace by using their mission statement as their ‘brand’, gathering input from workers, and promoting OHS initiatives.
If you are trying to establish a committee, this session will outline basic requirements and tools for success.
If you are in the process of assessing your committee, you may be asking yourself if momentum stalled, or if you are stuck on small issues.
Yvonne will provide an overview of the tools you can use to review the structure of your committee and assess legislative compliance. Methods to improve internal communication and gather feedback will be discussed to assist you to re-establish the focus, culture and spirit of your committee at your workplace.