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Bottom Line Human Resource Issues
September 2017
Our Training Calendar
2017 Workshops and Webinars at-a-glance
Reservations are required for Silvers HR workshops. Clients receive a discounted rate. 

Contact Katrina Murphy at
(916) 791-8506 or 

It's usually a full house at our workshops.  Here's a scene from our Lifecycle of an Employee workshop last winter. We'll offer this again in October 2017.

Beginning Sept. 18, 2017, employers must use the revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, with the revision date 07/17/17 N. USCIS released the revised Form I-9 on July 17. Download instructions are also available on the Form I-9 page.

has hundreds of  employment related forms, sample letters and resources.   Check it out - if you are lucky enough to have a password.  Sorry, it's only for our clients.
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Waiting Periods for Vacation Reaffirmed - A Win for Employers
By Susan Breslauer, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP 
Employers received a "win" in a recent court case regarding the waiting period for vacation in Minnick v. Automotive Creations, Inc.   The plaintiff left the company after six months of employment.  He was not paid any vacation because the employer had a one year waiting period before vacation was earned.  The court deemed the employer's policy was written unambiguously and lawfully. Here's the key language:
 Click here to read more. 
Department of Labor Exempt Salary Ruling Struck Down
By Susan Breslauer, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP

Employers breathed a sigh of relief at the recent court ruling that the Department of Justice overstepped its bounds in raising the minimum salary for certain exempt employees to $913/week ($47,476 per year). This is good news for most US employers, although CA employers beat to a different (and more costly) drum.  
The court ruled that the regulations were unlawful because the new salary level excluded...Click here to read more.
Employment  Bills
Awaiting the Governor's Signature
By Kim Silvers, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP
As the triple digit temperatures fade in Sacramento, the state legislature wraps up its bills for the Governor's signature or veto. We watch the employment related bills closely throughout the year and call our state Senator and Assemblymember's offices to weigh in on the contents. Here are a few bills that are particularly concerning to us. The summaries are from the Legislative Counsel's Digest sans any personal or professional remarks/kvetching from yours
truly... Click here to read more.