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Hold 'em or Fold 'em... Are You Ready for the New Exempt Salary Increase?
By Kim Silvers, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP
Should California employers put the brakes on preparing for the December 1, 2016 new salary threshold for exempt employees?

You may have heard that 21 state attorneys general and governors filed a suit against the Department of Labor last week claiming that the new minimum salary changes are unconstitutional. Led by Nevada's Attorney General, Adam Laxalt, the states claim the Obama Administration has overreached its authority in an attempt to "dictate how state and local governments allocate their budgets and provide service to their citizens and constituents." 

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When is Travel Time Paid?
By Stacey Sommerhauser, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP
We often receive questions from CA employers regarding when to pay non-exempt (hourly) employees for travel time.  Here's a "quick and dirty" reference to begin to understand the complexities of this additional compensation requirement.

With the exception of travel from home to work and back, most travel time is considered work time. However, because traveling does not require the employee to employ his/her skills, pay for travel time may be at a rate of pay that is less than the employee's normal rate of pay. The employer is permitted to pay the employee as little as the minimum wage for travel pay, subject to the following conditions:

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Current Form I-9 valid until Jan. 21, 2017
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently approved a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The USCIS must now publish a revised form by Nov. 22, 2016. Employers may continue using the current version of Form I-9 with a revision date of 03/08/2013  until Jan. 21, 2017. After Jan. 21, 2017, all previous versions of Form I-9 will be invalid. Of course, current employees will not be reissued the new form; this is only for new hires on or after this date.
Negativity in the Workplace -- Part I -- Why so Prevalent?
By Cami McLaren
This will be a 3-part series on the topic of negativity in the workplace - seeing it for what it is; deciding what to do; and a case study.

Part I - Why it is Contagious

When I teach classes to management, often I hear about the negativity that exists in the workplace.  This can be true no matter the company size or industry.  Law firms, banks, grocery stores - all have the same complaint:  too many complaints.

My first question is always why does it bother you?  And the answers typically include the following:

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