High performers aren’t just differentiated by the health and safety incidents they avoid, but by the efficiencies they’ve built into their EHS programs.
To advocate for change, safety professionals need to have a seat at the table. And to gain that seat, they need to speak the language of the others at the table.
From higher-than-average employee injury rates to a reliance on manual EHS processes, poor performing organizations tend to have several things in common.
Q: Back in April, our employees approved an alternative workweek schedule in which they work 4, 10-hour shifts (4-10s). We’re currently in our busy season and need to hire temps. As a result, we’ve implemented a 2 on, 2 off, 10 hours-per-day schedule, instead of the approved alternative workweek schedule. Are there any compliance issues […]
Flexibility. It’s all the rage and no wonder! Compressing a week’s worth of work hours into fewer days makes it possible for employees to care for aging parents, spend time with family, recreate, travel and more. Plus, employers don’t have to pay overtime for such arrangements. Under California Labor Code 511 (as amended in 2009), alternative workweek schedules […]
CALIFORNIA UPDATES Updated Protections for Transgender People Effective July 1, 2017, California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) enacted expanded regulations to further protect transgender individuals. Gender Defined Under the regulations, gender expression is defined as someone’s gender-related behavior or appearance, or perceived behavior or appearance, regardless of behavior and appearance stereotypes associated with […]
Q: Our company is located in California. Can you please clarify the timeline in which paperwork needs to be sent to a termed employee? Does it have to be postmarked within 72 hours? A: Under California law, paperwork/notices are slightly more flexible than pay requirements. As a best practice, we recommend doing both requirements as close together […]
Q: Our company’s health insurance plan is member-level rated. Can we legally use a tiered contribution model for employees’ health benefits? C-level — Up to $900 or full premium, whichever is less. Salaried — Up to 50% of premium or $700 per month, whichever is lowest Hourly — up to 50% (of premium) or $600 […]
FEDERAL UPDATES NEW! I-9 FormAs you know, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form was updated in July. However, now is the time to ensure that you are using the new form. All employers must be compliant by September 18, 2017. What Changed? The new version has language changes, such as […]