Happy New Year. I started the Friday’s Five articles at the beginning of last summer, and the interest in the articles has been astounding, so I appreciate everyone who has read them and provided comments and feedback. If you have any topics you would like me to address, please let me know. With that said, here is a list of five resolutions for California employers in 2015:
1. Relax–make sure your employees are taking their meal and rest breaks.
2. Train – your supervisors to comply with California’s required sexual harassment prevention training for employers with 50 or more employees.
As of 2015 this training now must also discuss bullying in the workplace to be legally compliant.
3. Read – and update employment handbook policies on a yearly basis.
2015 has a few new laws that should be addressed the employee handbook and new hire packets.
4. Run. Sorry, no play on words with this one, you just need to get outside and run a bit.
5. Organize – and keep employment files, time records and wage information for at least the length of any applicable statute of limitations.
Employers should review their systems to ensure there is a process in place on how to organize and maintain employment information for the required time periods, it is required under the law and can help defend the company should litigation ensue.
Ok – one more bonus resolution:
Learn – more by attending my webinars on California employment laws to stay up to date.
In February, I will be presenting on what documents should be in new hire packets to employees. Date is still to be determined, but drop me an email if you are interested and I will forward you information as we set the date.