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2014 New Employment Laws for California Employers

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NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS – 2014  The following is a summary of new laws for 2014 that affect California employers operations and policies.  Unless otherwise indicated, all new legislation went into effect on January 1, 2014.  Should you have any questions about these laws, or any other employment

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New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage

New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage  PART A: General Information When key parts of the health care law take effect in 2014, there will be a new way to buy health insurance:  the Health Insurance Marketplace. To assist you as you evaluate options

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U.S. Extends Family Leave to Same-Sex Spouses

  Department of Labor Extends Family Medical Leave Act Coverage to Same-Sex, Non-   Traditional Parents By SEAN HIGGINS  | AUGUST 13, 2013 AT 9:55 AM In a directive announced Friday to Labor Department employees, Secretary Thomas Perez said the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in US v. Windsor, which

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Legal Watch

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DOL Publishes Model Employer Reporting Requirement Notices Under ACA American Staffing Association (05/16/13) Toby Malara Earlier this year, an employer notice requirement under the Affordable Care Act was scheduled to go into effect in the coming months. The requirement requires affected employers to provide employees information about

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California’s unemployment rate unchanged at 9.8 percent

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California gained 327,400 payroll jobs in 2012 SACRAMENTO – California’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.8 percent in January 2013, and nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 1,700 during the month, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two separate surveys. Last

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Have you updated your Employee Handbook?

When was the last time you updated your employee handbook? Recent guidance from the EEOC on social media and applicant criminal backgrounds are but two reasons you may want to review the policies in your employee handbook. Making sure your policies reflect current practices is also important.

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Improving Employee Morale

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“Money can’t buy happiness” isn’t a cliché when it comes to improving morale around the office. In these precarious times, when many organizations are tightening their belts, it is critical to know how to engage and reward employees without spending an arm and a leg. The sad reality is that if we don’t

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Teamwork

Teamwork

People in every workplace talk about building the team, working as a team, and my team, but few understand how to create the experience of team work or how to develop an effective team. Belonging to a team, in the broadest sense, is a result of feeling

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