Happy New Year to all our friends, colleagues, and clients! We consider ourselves fortunate that so many of you have become friends over the years which makes supporting your businesses that much more rewarding.
This newsletter updates you on the latest employment-related cases and law changes that might affect your business or organization this year. Whenever possible, we will call out your action steps so if you only have a few minutes, skim the information for the next steps.
What’s in this newsletter:
Action Item: Update handbook policies to include the new requirements and communicate to employees. Ensure that your payroll manager knows to immediately update sick leave accruals or front-loading amount, effective January 1, 2024.
Action Item: Add a reproductive loss leave policy to your employee handbook or other policy documents.
Action Item: Talk to your employment counsel if you plan to terminate the employment of an employee who has engaged in protected activity within the last 90 days.
Employers must pay the employee for any cost associated with obtaining a food handler card such as:
Effective 1/1/24, it is unlawful for employers to mandate that employees sign post-employment noncompete agreements and require employers to notify current and former employees that any post-employment noncompete agreements previously entered are void.
Action Item: By February 14, 2024, employers must provide all current and certain former employees with individualized written notices that any post-employment noncompete clause in an employment agreement and/or post-employment noncompete agreement with the employer is void.
To keep this brief, we will include only bullets. Note that each bullet includes detail and requirements not listed in this NLS update. This is not an exhaustive list. Contact your consultant for more details.
HR 101: Tuesday, February 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
This is a great training for new managers and overwhelmed entrepreneurs. Topics include: new for 2023 updates, multi-state employment, Covid/safety requirements, paperwork requirements, tip laws, defining exempt and non-exempt employees, independent contractors and exempt/non-exempt classification, a variety of wage and hour issues such as meal and rest breaks, leaves of absence, local ordinances, harassment prevention information, final check and termination requirements, and much more!
“Finders Keepers”: Thursday, February 29th, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST
The Great Resignation, Big Quit, or whatever we want to call it, has resulted in 58 unemployed people for every 100 jobs. In many industries, employers struggle to find and retain talent. As a result, many of you may be settling for mediocre employees. We want to help you attract and retain great people! In this workshop, we will discuss ways to improve the candidate experience, how to properly identify your needs, write an effective posting, ask the right interview questions, hire without spending a ton of money, look at internal processes that are slowing you down, and ways to make your onboarding process “sticky” for new employees. Once you’ve found great employees, how do you optimize their experience with you while also optimizing their productivity, loyalty, and performance? We are going to share as many tips and tricks as time allows to ensure that you leave the workshop with some new ideas you can apply right now to your hiring and retention needs.
Performance, Discipline & Termination: Wednesday, March 6th, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST
Clients requested we create training to assist in employee performance management and the termination process. Topics include goal setting, how and when to do reviews, performance coaching, performance feedback, corrective performance strategies, conflict resolution, and proper termination techniques.
Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to attend.
All workshops are live webinars using the Zoom app.
$139 per session, $250 for two sessions, or $300 for three sessions, including materials.
RSVP to Brenda Kennedy, 415.876.NEXT or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space. We limit the number of attendees to allow for plenty of questions.