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COVID-19 Workplace Health and Safety Consulting: What to Expect

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A workplace health and safety consultant will help you keep up with changing regulations and work to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections among your workforce.
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Battling Sexual Harassment and Complying With California’s AB 1825 & SB 396 Regulations

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Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Al Franken. Matt Dababneh. All of these men, of course, stand accused of committing sexual harassment, sexually inappropriate behavior, or worse with female colleagues. And, before we dismiss this as pervasive only among Hollywood stars or politicians, let’s acknowledge that it all too often happens to women in every profession. An […]
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Sexual Harassment Training

December 2017 HR Regulatory Updates

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FEDERAL UPDATES EEO-1 Reporting UpdatesAs we reported in our October 2017 Regulatory Updates, the version of the EEO-1 form that would have required employers to report pay data, categorized by gender, race, and ethnicity, is still on hold. KPA will continue to keep tabs on where things are at. In the meantime, qualifying employers must […]
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Ask the HR Expert — December 5, 2017

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Q: We have an employee who is going out on leave because of a cyst on her hand. However, she is asking for an unusual amount of time off and it falls over the holidays. We had previously advised her that this was not an ideal time to be out. Can we make an employee […]
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Medical Leave Rules

Enough is Enough: Combating Sexual Harassment is a Team Effort

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As a woman and a professional, my stomach is in knots with all the news about Harvey Weinstein and the various other “creeps” in the news these days. Automotive News recently conducted Project XX, a survey of 900+ women at all levels and in all segments of the auto industry. The results were jaw dropping, […]
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Sexual Harassment

Ask the HR Expert — November 21, 2017

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Q: I have noticed that one of my employees is often socially excluded by other employees during lunch periods, company events, meetings, etc. If this employee resigns as a result of social exclusion from other coworkers, could it be considered a “constructive discharge?” A: Based on the information you provided, KPA’s HR consultants think that […]
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Workplace Exclusion

Ask the HR Expert — Strictly California, November 2017

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Q: Both our hourly and salaried employees clock into a time card system as soon they come into work. In California, for salaried employees, can we deduct money from their paychecks if they arrive late to work?   A: Salary certainly relates to compensation. However, salary alone doesn’t necessarily equate to an employee’s classification status. […]
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November 2017 California HR Regulatory Updates

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CALIFORNIA UPDATES New Protections During Workplace Retaliation Investigations Under SB 306, an employee alleging retaliation or the California Labor Commissioner will be able to request a temporary restraining order in which the employer cannot terminate the employee while the Labor Commissioner is conducting the investigation. Antidiscrimination Protections for Veterans Effective January 1, 2018, AB 1710 […]
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November 2017 HR Regulatory Updates

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FEDERAL UPDATES 3 USCIS Videos Break Down I-9 Form The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released 3 roughly 90-second videos to help employees and employers correctly fill out Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification. Watch Videos Section 1: Employee Information Section 2: Employer Review Section 3: Updating & Reverification New ACA Reporting Forms The Internal […]
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En Vogue Holiday Parties

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Back in 2015, The Washington Post ran an article on how 30% of U.S. companies were not hosting a year-end party for employees. This marked a record high decline in employer holiday parties. Where are we now? Put on Your Party Shoes? Things may be more festive this year. Corporate profits and unemployment are two […]
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Holiday Party

OSHA Top 10

Do you know everything you need to know about the 10 most frequently cited Occupational Health and Safety Administration standards?
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Sales F&I Compliance

Are you up to speed on the latest Sales and F&I regulations? This series aims to keep you on top of all the changes.
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