North State SHRM News & Legal Updates
Your source of relevant news in HR in the North State, California and nationwide.
The Minister of Finance has introduced Canada’s 2018 Federal Budget and supplementary tax measures, which include a proposal to discontinue the Health and Welfare Trust regime and provide for the transition of existing Health and Welfare Trusts into Employee Life and Health Trusts. …read more
Employers can ensure their vendors are delivering competitive pricing and services by putting contracts out to bid at least every three to five years. Here are tips for negotiating a good deal. …read more
By Andie Burjek How-to HR, Workforce’s new monthly video series, takes a look at the do’s and don’ts of on boarding new employees. An employee’s first day can be a disaster or a dream. Your onboarding program needs to be viewed as a process, not just a single event. Include retention strategies and management support that goes beyond the initial first-day experience.
Manager: Hey, come on in… Gina?
Nina: It’s Nina, actually.
Manager: You know, it says Tina in here. But, you know, we’ll get it all squared away. So, um, yeah, really happy to have you here. Here’s your bathroom key. The bathrooms are upstairs, …read more
By Andie Burjek As you likely remember, last fall there was a huge data breach at Equifax, the nation’s largest credit bureau.
We were heads down, working though our busiest time of year: open enrollment. Amid all the chaos and advice about what people should do to protect themselves, my business partner, Isabelle, was concerned about our team taking steps to protect their credit. She knew that with our busy work schedule, they probably wouldn’t.
So in January, after things had settled down, Isabelle reminded our team about the breach. She encouraged them to take time during the workday to review their credit score and …read more
Many companies, if they are not already in the middle of one, are on the brink of a talent failure—and they might not see the mistakes that got them there. …read more
A California appeals court ruled that there was enough evidence to support a jury’s award of more than $67,000 in damages to a former California Department of Parks and Recreation employee who sued her supervisor. …read more
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