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October 2015 

Our Remaining 2015 Workshops 



Our Next Workshops... 


Respect in the Workplace - Webinar

December 1, 2015


Harassment Prevention for Managers & Supervisors Respect in the Workplace - Workshop

  December 9, 2015

Reservations are required for Silvers HR classes.

Contact Susie Nesseler at

(916) 791-8506 or 
Communication 101 Nuts and Bolts workshop
offered by
Cami McLaren
Nov 4, 2015
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The CA Labor Commissioner
 has just updated the  Paid Sick Leave Frequently Asked Questions. Click here for a copy. 
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"Lose the Attitude..."
By Kim Silvers, SPHR-CA
We recently received a draft policy from an employer asking if the following "basic rules" for new employees could be included in the onboarding package:
  • Show up when scheduled
  • Lose the attitude
  • Cooperate with fellow staff and managers
  • Do your job
  • Don't lie
  • Don't steal 
I suspect all managers have spoken or thought these sentiments on many days. Although I suggested some of these could be worded in a more positive frame ("Tell the truth" is better received than ""Don't lie") I strongly urged him to drop the attitude reference. Here's why...
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Paying Employees Equitably -
Bring on the Salary Surveys
SB 358 Changes the Landscape
One of the more far-reaching California state laws affecting gender-based pay will become effective January 1, 2016. The CA Fair Pay Act (SB 358) expands current law to require employers to not only pay all employees fairly based on internal equity with similar jobs, but also will prohibit employers from paying any of its employees at wage rates less than those paid to employees of the opposite sex at other firms for substantially similar work, when skill, effort and responsible are considered.

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DOL Offers More Clarification on Independent Contractors
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued new guidance on the classification of independent contractors as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL Administrator's Interpretation (AI) sets yet another shadow on a fading classification of workers. There are many independent contractor vs employee classification "tests" available from the IRS, the state Employment Development Department and the courts. Although the DOL document is not law, it may be used as another tool for the DOL to make decision on matters that come before them.

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Changing Your Culture with a Strategic Disciplined Financial Approach
By Jeff Birkholz, Partner, CFO Performance Group
Can you change the culture of your company with finances? The following case study shows you can. Utilizing principles of disciplined financial management process, an incentive plan was designed to specifically accomplish the company's strategic goals, and align management with ownership's interests.

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