Why have a Hawaii Employee Handbook?

As a business owner or manager in Hawaii, you have to ask whether your organization needs an employee handbook.  How does it help me run the business?  What kind of businesses should have an employee handbook? 1. Avoid costly policy mistakes.  Having your employee policies in writing helps the boss(es) do the right thing.  Know …

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Why have a California Employee Handbook?

As a business owner or manager in California, you have to ask whether your organization needs an employee handbook.  How does it help me run the business?  What kind of businesses should have an employee handbook? 1. Avoid costly policy mistakes.  Having your employee policies in writing helps the boss(es) do the right thing.  Know …

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Is Paid Sick Time required?

Is paid Sick Time mandatory? Neither federal law nor any state law requires a private employer to provide employees with sick pay.  The only exception currently is Connecticut, which starts a new madatory sick leave for Service Workers (please see the CT Dept of Labor website for details on who qualifies as a service worker- see …

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When does the OSHA 300a Form need to be posted?

Required posting of injury report.  All employers with 10 or more employees must post an OSHA Form 300a in a prominent area at their facilities.  This form reports all of your workplace injuries for last year.  Certain low-hazard industries have partial exemption from some of the OSHA reporting requirements.  (Determined by your SIC code, but mainly includes retail, …

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What does it cost to get an Employee Handbook?

What does it cost to get an Employee Handbook?  Many wonder how much they should pay for an employee handbook.  That price really depends on which of the following three paths you choose to follow: Do-it-yourself (template) HR consulting company (custom designed) Lawyer (legally strong but no customized) 1. Do-it-Yourself Path: Many consider buying an …

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What should I pay? Salary vs. Hourly

Employee Classifications: This is a big question for most employers.  Do I pay employees a salary or an hourly wage?  To decide the answer, you first must determine if the person can qualify as Exempt or not: Non-Exempt/ Hourly: Most employees fall into this group.  They are paid at an hourly rate.  Such employees are …

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Why get a California Employee Handbook?

Fairness in employment.  An employee handbook sets your employee policies and procedures in writing for your California business.   With a well designed California employee manual you will gain many benefits: 1) your HR policies will be clear and consistent, 2) you will lower the chance of misunderstanding or frustration among staff, 3) you will offer protection to the business, and …

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Why get a Texas Employee Handbook?

Fairness in employment.  An employee handbook sets your employee policies and procedures in writing for your Texas business.   With a well designed Texas employee manual you will gain many benefits: 1) your HR policies will be clear and consistent, 2) you will lower the chance of misunderstanding or frustration among staff, 3) you will offer protection to the business, …

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What is the new NLRA union poster?

ANOTHER UPDATE- NLRB has delayed implementation of this policy until summer of 2012.  An US Court of Appeal has ruled against the poster requirement, so this rule is now uncertain while the ruling is further appealed.  The new law may be enforced in other states not under that Appeal Court's jurisdiction. UPDATE- NLRB has delayed implementation of this policy …

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What is an OSHA Form 300 and why do I have to post it?

Required posting of injury report.  All employers with 10 or more employees must post an OSHA Form 300a in a prominent area at their facilities.  This form reports all of your workplace injuries for last year.  Certain low-hazard industries have partial exemption from some of the OSHA reporting requirements.  (Determined by your SIC code, but mainly includes retail, …

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