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Sam Keshavarz

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Download Your Free Sexual Harassment Information Sheet [FEHA Compliance]

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

April 1, 2016

Preparing for the new FEHA updates for 2016 doesn't have to be stressful. In fact, we've made the process a little bit easier by creating a few tools for you.

In addition to the free harassment policy template, we created a sexual harassment information sheet you are required to distribute per FEHA's new regulations.

This handy PDF contains all the required information and is easy to distribute to your team electronically or as a handout.

Keep reading below to find out more about how to comply with the new FEHA regulations for 2016 regarding the sexual harassment brochure.


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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations

Top Onboarding Strategies: Q&A with Steve Cadigan

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

March 15, 2016

During our Top 5 Onboarding Strategies webinar, we gave attendees the opportunity to pick the brain of Silicon Valley talent expert and former VP of Talent at LinkedIn, Steve Cadigan.

Here are the top attendee questions with answers from Steve Cadigan:

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Topics: HR, Training, People Skills, onboarding

30 Day Employee Onboarding Checklist [Free Download]

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

March 7, 2016

During our Top 5 Onboarding Strategies for 2016 webinar, we asked attendees how long their onboarding process is.

63% of those surveyed said their onboarding process lasted less than one week. Yikes!

Steve Cadigan, former VP of Talent at LinkedIn, said that "employee onboarding isn't an orientation, it's an experience. A structured and consistent experience that lasts more than the first few days."

To help you build a more structured and consistent onboarding process that nurtures a healthy workplace culture, download your free 30 Day Onboarding checklist. 

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations, Wage-and-Hour

3 Smart Ways to Stop Workplace Bullying

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

March 4, 2016

Workplace bullying has been in the spotlight over the last few years. While bulling itself isn't illegal, the passage of AB 2053 (effective Jan, 2015) means sexual harassment training must include training on the prevention of abusive conduct.

As you know, training alone can't stop workplace bullying. To help you close the gap to prevent abusive conduct in the workplace, here are 3 smart tips you can use to stop workplace bullying.


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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Talent Management, People Skills

Employment Status Worksheet: Independent Contractor or Employee?

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

February 1, 2016

 

Employee misclassification and wage & hour issues are top of mind for HR professionals in 2016.

In fact, 70% of those surveyed during our recent webinar indicated that wage & hour and employee misclassification issues are at the top of their list of concerns in 2016.

Due to the rise of the on-demand economy, it's become increasingly difficult to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee.

Misclassification claims and lawsuits will rise in 2016 as the courts continue to grapple with the legal gray area of an on-demand economy.

Use this free Employee Classification Worksheet, along with the Worker Classification Checklist, to help you properly classify your workers as independent contractors (IC) or employees (EE).

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations, Wage-and-Hour

Worker Classification Checklist: Independent Contractor vs Employee

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

January 27, 2016

 

During our Employment Law Essentials in 2016 webinar, we asked attendees which employment law risk areas they are most worried about this year.

70% of those surveyed indicated that wage & hour and employee misclassification issues are at the top of their list of concerns in 2016.

To protect your organization from misclassification claims and lawsuits, use this free worker classification checklist to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee.

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations, Wage-and-Hour

Employment Law Updates in 2016: Q&A with Phyllis Cheng

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

January 26, 2016

During our recent webinar, we gave attendees the opportunity to ask employment law expert Phyllis Cheng about employment law updates in 2016.

Here are the top attendee questions with answers from Phyllis Cheng, DLA Piper partner and former Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.


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Topics: HR Compliance, Legal, Wage-and-Hour, Employment Law

Let's Honor MLK by Creating A Level Playing Field

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

January 15, 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s courage paved the path for change in our culture -- such that actions our society viewed as common (and expected) 50 years ago now seem outrageous.

Honoring Dr. King means we must further his ideas of equality by not only creating a level playing field, but to actively open the doors and invite a diverse group of people to play.

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Topics: HR Compliance

Free Checklist - How to Prepare Your Organization for the Fair Pay Act

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

November 30, 2015

In January 2016, the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358) goes into effect. This law may provide a new vehicle to address unconscious gender bias, which discrimination laws don’t adequately address.

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Topics: HR, HR Compliance, Laws & Regulations, Preventing Harassment

California Fair Pay Act: Q&A with Phyllis Cheng

Posted by Sam Keshavarz

November 24, 2015

During our recent webinar, we gave attendees the opportunity to ask employment law expert Phyllis Cheng about how to prepare their organizations for the California Fair Pay Act.

Here are the top attendee questions with answers from Phyllis Cheng, DLA Piper partner and former Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

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Topics: HR Compliance, Business Compliance