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8 Advantages of Outsourcing Your Human Resources

Managing human resources for a company of any size can be a complex task. Rules and regulations regarding employment and labor are constantly changing, and it can be a challenge to keep your HR policies up to date without a dedicated staff member staying on top of...

5 Common Workplace Lawsuits and How to Avoid Them

Lawsuits against a business are not uncommon, especially in this heavily litigious day and age. When a lawsuit stems from an employee it can sting a little more, both emotionally and financially. Workplace lawsuits, especially in California, can be incredibly costly...

California Employment Lawsuits See Settlements in the Millions

Employment claims against a business are no rare occurrence, and in an employee-friendly state like California, settlements and judgments are seeing higher numbers than ever. In one of the most recent cases, the class-action suit Hamilton et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores...

Are Your Summer Interns a Misclassification Liability?

Summer is rapidly approaching, which means some employers are starting to hear from college students in search of summer internships. While the main purpose of an internship is to get credit for a specific class, experts have differing opinions about whether or not a...

Appeals Court Deals Even Bigger Blow to California Employers

Recently, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dealt an even bigger blow to employers in regards to misclassification. The court ruled that California's stringent “ABC” test applies retroactively. This new decision means that employers can be liable for...

7 FMLA Mistakes Employers Can’t Afford to Make

Employees are permitted to take leave due to a serious health condition of an immediate family member, which is defined under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as a spouse, parent or child. This law was designed to provide protected leave to employees and help...

Why You Need a PEO, Not a Payroll Company

When a business owner is looking to outsource a portion of their operations, the first thing they typically look for is a payroll company to take over all of the functions related to paying employees. However, a payroll company is just that; they offer support for...