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Are Your Employee Performance Reviews Effective? Annual Reviews vs Continuous Feedback: Which is the Best Fit? The end of the fiscal year is nearing, and for many companies that means annual employee performance reviews are nearing. Some critics argue that annual performance reviews and even semi-annual or quarterly reviews are archaic and not as effective as employers would like to believe. […] continue reading this post


Local Businesses: Employees or 1099 Contractors? Using independent contractors is becoming a lot less attractive to employers. In May of this year, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling that made the already challenging task of deciding whether to classify a worker as an employee or an independent contractor even more difficult. In their ruling, the court adopted the “ABC” test […] continue reading this post


California Companies Pay Millions in Sexual Harassment Settlements Two large California Companies have been hit hard by sexual harassment lawsuits this year. Irvine-based call center giant, Alorica Inc., agreed to pay $3.5 million dollars and Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay agreed to pay $850,000 in recent settlement cases brought on by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Earlier this year, Alorica […] continue reading this post


Emplicity is Celebrating 23 years on October 23, 2018! Over the past 23 years Emplicity has been successful because of our common mission to help local companies with straightforward, customized human resource solutions. Emplicity was was founded in 1995 on the principle of making employee management simple. None of this would be possible without the […] continue reading this post


California SB 1343 Mandates Sexual Harassment Training for Smaller Employers Employers of all sizes in California will need to ramp up their sexual harassment prevention training in 2019, thanks to a new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown. Brown signed SB 1343, a bill that adds new requirements for Sexual Harassment Training into law, on September 30th, 2018. Currently, only employers with 50 or more […] continue reading this post