Timing is Everything!!

  By: Ruth Evans, Owner of The Evans HR GROUP Retaliation claims are on the rise. Of the 99,412 new charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) during their 2012 fiscal year, 37,836 or 38.1% of all charges were for retaliation claims. California’s share of these claims totaled 7,399, and does…

NEW FOR 2013

By: Ruth Evans, Owner of The Evans HR GROUP The IRS standard mileage reimbursement rate for the use of a car will be 56.5 cents per mile. Written commission arrangement stating the precise method of commission payments are now required.  A signed copy of the contract must be provided to each employee covered by.  The…

Getting the Best from those who report to you

By: Ruth Evans, Owner of The Evans HR GROUP How well you manage the people who report to you determines your success as a manager and contributes to the overall success of the Company. Successful managers hire the right people for the job, set high expectations, and know how to motivate employees effectively.  In addition,…

Meal Period Seminar presented by Marcia Ross, a partner in the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Chamber members who attended the Meal Period Seminar presented by Marcia Ross, a partner in the law firm of Atkinson,Andelson, Loya, Ruud  & Romo, learned that the State Supreme Court unanimously ruled that they are not the “meal period police”.  The long-awaited Brinker decision concluded that employers are only required to provide a meal period,…

Have independent contractors? Beware!

By: Ruth Evans, Owner of The Evans HR GROUP In previous articles I’ve talked about the danger of misclassifying employees as Independent Contractors, and now there is another reason to take extra care in making this classification determination.  The California Secretary of Labor and the federal Department of Labor have joined forces to target misclassification…