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News from 2017

California Bans the Box

(posted: Oct, 2017)

California Bans the Box

AB 1008 will prohibit most public and private employers from asking applicants about criminal conviction histories until after a conditional offer of employment has been made.

Latest Article from Patty Woolcock

(posted: Jun, 2017)

Path to becoming CHRO

Becoming a Chief Human Resources Officer is no easy task. Read the latest from Patty to learn some tips to guide your career towards the top HR position.

Minimum Wage Increases in Several CA Cities

(posted: Jun, 2017)

Minimum wage increase

Four California cities have separate minimum wage increases going into effect on July 1st.

HRSPI Sponsors HR Symposium 2017

(posted: Apr, 2017)

HR Symposium 2017

Once again, we are sponsoring this great HR event on May 3rd. Hope to see you there!

Understanding the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

(posted: Jan, 2017)

Tax takeaways

Does your small business offer health insurance coverage to your employees? You may qualify for a tax credit.

ACA Remains in Effect After Executive Order

(posted: Jan, 2017)

Regulations and compliance

President Trump has signed an executive order calling upon federal administrative agencies to minimize the economic burden of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), pending repeal of the law. Until further guidance is issued or legislation is signed, however, all

News from 2016

Patty Woolcock Joins HR Solutions Partners Team

(posted: Sep, 2016)

Patty Woolcock

HR Solutions Partners is excited to announce Patty Woolcock as the newly-appointed Executive Director of our HR Search & Interim Staffing.

CA Employers: Providing Notice of Domestic Violence Rights

(posted: Sep, 2016)

Domestic violence rights notices

California employers with 25 or more employees must inform each one in writing of their rights regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Compliance: Revised Posters Required August 1st

(posted: Aug, 2016)

Compliance

New (revised) posters for the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act must be posted as of August 1, 2016.

SF Employers: Minimum Wage Increases July 1st

(posted: Jun, 2016)

San Francisco minimum wage increase

Minimum wage goes up to $13 per hour; you'll find posting and notice requirements in this article.

New Overtime Laws Effective December 1

(posted: May, 2016)

Get the details here, including a breakdown of what employers need to know, and how to handle newly reclassified employees.

SF Employers Compliance Alert: New Paid Parental Leave Law

(posted: Apr, 2016)

San Francisco paid parental leave law

San Francisco is the first US city to require employer-funded parental leave to supplement California's family leave, beginning in 2017.

HR Symposium 2016

(posted: Feb, 2016)

HR Symposium 2016

HRSPI is a major sponsor for the event again this year. Join us April 26th in Santa Clara! The speaker line up includes execs from Pinterest, Starbucks & SurveyMonkey...

News from 2015

California Minimum Wage Increases Jan 1, 2016

(posted: Dec, 2015)

California minimum wage increase

California employers need to be prepared for another state-wide minimum wage increase at the beginning of 2016.

Employers: 5 Supreme Court Cases to Watch

(posted: Dec, 2015)

Employment-related Supreme Court Cases in 2016

2016 brings a handful of employement law cases that employers may want to watch.

Employers: California's New Fair Pay Act

(posted: Dec, 2015)

Fair Pay Act

The new Fair Pay Act goes into effect January 1, 2016. Here's what California employers need to know about how this law will impact their workplace.

New California Employment Laws

(posted: Oct, 2015)

New California employment laws

Fair Pay Act & meal period waivers for health care workers.

California Mandates Paid Sick Leave as of July 1, 2015

(posted: Jun, 2015)

California mandatory paid sick leave law

Employers, are you prepared for California's new paid sick leave law?

HR Symposium 2015

(posted: Mar, 2015)

HR Symposium 2015

HR Solutions Partners (HRSPI) is proud to be a major sponsor of the "2015 HR Symposium".

HRSPI Workshop: HR Compliance Audits

(posted: Jan, 2015)

HRSPI Workshop: HR Compliance Audits

In a rare workshop open to the public, Donna DeGrande will take you through the basics of a human resources audit.

New Laws in 2015

(posted: Jan, 2015)

New Laws in 2015

There are a host of new employment and labor-related laws and/or regulations that became effective on January 1, 2015.

News from 2014

California Adds Anti-Bullying to Harassment Prevention

(posted: Nov, 2014)

California Adds Anti-Bullying to Harassment Prevention

Starting January 1, 2015 California employers will need to add abusive conduct to their mandatory sexual harassment prevention training.

Does Telecommuting Decrease Absenteeism?

(posted: Oct, 2014)

Does Telecommuting Decrease Absenteeism?

Survey indicates flexible work arrangements (FWAs) are successful and can improve productivity.

Client Training at Project HIRED

(posted: Sep, 2014)

Client Training at Project HIRED

HR Solutions Partners has been selected to provide training for clients at Project HIRED.

Government Contractors: Fair Pay,Safe Workplaces

(posted: Aug, 2014)

Government Contractors: Fair Pay,Safe Workplaces

Companies that violate labor laws will find it tougher now to do business with the federal government.

Bay Area Commuter Benefits

(posted: Jul, 2014)

Bay Area Commuter Benefits

By September 30, 2014, Bay Area employers with 50 or more employees (excluding seasonal/temporary employees) must comply with the new Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program (CBP).

New COBRA Notices

(posted: Jul, 2014)

New COBRA Notices

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released two new model notices regarding COBRA eligibility.

Background Checks - Changes

(posted: Jul, 2014)

Background Checks - Changes

AB 218 prohibits a state or local agency from asking an applicant to disclose information regarding a criminal conviction until after the agency determines the applicant meets minimum employment qualifications.

Work Sharing Plans - Requirement Changes

(posted: Jul, 2014)

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) uses a special work sharing program to help companies avoid mass layoffs by sharing the available work among employees.

Workers' Compensation - Regulation Change

(posted: Jul, 2014)

Workers' Compensation - Regulation Change

Workers' compensation regulations on the predesignation of personal physicians take effect July 1.

Paid Family Leave Changes Require New Notices

(posted: Jul, 2014)

Paid Family Leave Changes Require New Notices

SB 770 expands Paid Family Leave (PFL) wage-replacement benefits for employees so that they include benefits for''' time taken off to care for a seriously ill grandparent, grandchild, sibling or parent-in-law.

Minimum Wage Notice Requirements

(posted: Jul, 2014)

Minimum Wage Notice Requirements

With the minimum wage increase taking place today, employers also have several requirements for posting and providing notices to employees...

FMLA Proposed Rule: Coverage for All Same-Sex Couples

(posted: Jun, 2014)

FMLA Proposed Rule Extends Coverage to All Same-Sex Couples

In a new rule change proposed by the Department of Labor, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) would cover same-sex married couples in all 50 states.

California Minimum Wage Increases July 1

(posted: May, 2014)

California Minimum Wage Increases July 1

On July 1, 2014 the California minimum wage increases to $9.00 per hour.

HRSPI Major Sponsor of HR Symposium 2014

(posted: Mar, 2014)

HRSPI Major Sponsor of HR Symposium 2014

HR Solutions Partners (HRSPI) is proud to be a major sponsor of the 2014 HR Symposium, the premier human resources event in Northern California.

Donna DeGrande Keynote Speaker at January 2014 CEAC

(posted: Mar, 2014)

Donna DeGrande Keynote Speaker at January 2014 CEAC

Donna DeGrande will be presenting a keynote speech January 28th for the California Employer Advisory Council.

Now Offering HR Executive Search

(posted: Mar, 2014)

Now Offering HR Executive Search

HR Solutions Partners (HRSPI) is pleased to announce the expansion of our current HR Talent Search Practice to include Executive Search.

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    AB 1008 will prohibit most public and private employers from asking applicants about criminal conviction histories until after a conditional offer of employment has been made.

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