Silvers HR Wise masthead 2010
Bottom Line Human Resource Issues
December 2016 
Our Full Training Calendar

January 24, 2017   
  (Our retained clients receive a special discount for this webinar. Contact Katrina Murphy for the discount code.)

February 16, 2017

**  This webinar is required for all CA supervisors and managers in firms with 50 or more employees and contractors.  It meets all requirements under the new FEHC regulations.

Reservations are required for Silvers HR classes.

Contact Katrina Murphy at
(916) 791-8506 or 

Don't forget the new Form I-9
 is ready to be used. And it must be used for any new hires on or after January 21, 2017.  
has dozens of new employment related forms, sample letters and resources added this year.  Check it out - if you are lucky enough to have a password.  Sorry, it's only for our clients.
 Silvers HR, LLC
(916) 791-8506


This ezine is intended as a communication and thought provoking tool for our clients and friends. It is not legal advice. 
  If you would like to be
removed from our distribution list, please reply to this email and note "unsubscribe" in
the subject line.
© 2016 Silvers HR, LLC. All Rights Reserved

What a Year!
By Kim Silvers, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP
One of our roles as HR consultants is to ensure our clients have resources and knowledge back-up to stay out of employment court. We do a pretty good job of that and I'm proud of the ethical employers we hand pick as our business partners. (You think we take any Tom, Dick, or Harriet? Think again. If you're a retained client, you've been carefully screened by us. Kind of like who Dad allows his daughter to date.) But sometimes even the well-intended employer gets caught up in unfortunate circumstances. We've had some doozies this past year; I'll spare you the details.
It is not my goal to be indispensable and attached at a manager's elbow on every employment decision. We offer lots of training to aid in the day to day journey with employees. But, the feds and the state of California certainly make it a regular "trip to the fountain" to refresh on the new court cases and laws that overlay just about everything an employer does in our great state. As we wrap up 2016, here's a quick stroll through some of the highlights with a promise of (likely) more to come next year.

Click here to read more.
All Gender Restrooms Are on the Way
By Kim Silvers, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP
If you've combed through our 2017 employment law update, you'll find a new bill ( Assembly Bill 1732 ) tucked into the middle of this tome that requires all single-user toilet facilities be identified as an all-gender toilet facilities using proper gender neutral signage.
A " single-user toilet " is defined to mean a toilet facility with no more than one water closet (aka flushing toilet) and one urinal, with a door locking mechanism controlled by the user and designated for use by no more than one occupant at a time or for family or assisted use.
The new requirement will apply to ...  Click here to read more.

What is the Difference Between Success and the Status Quo?
By Cami McLaren
The best way to be successful - really successful - is to plan for your success.  No matter how you define success, you will be vastly more likely to achieve it if you are intentional.  Starting now.  In this article, I will give you some information on how to set yourself up for success in the new year.  Many studies have been done on the nature of success.  Successful people are intentional.  They are purposeful.  They have a clear direction and clear goals.  And they move in alignment with that vision.

As you will see below, there are measures of success that can be created without a clear plan, but they are far lower levels of success.  So jump start your year and make a plan!  Don't wait for the perfect time.  Now is that time.

Click here to read more.