Cinco de Mayo was celebrated on Friday at the Unity Luncheon for the Chicano Federation of San Diego at the Wyndham Bayside Hotel in San Diego- a picturesque background for a wide array of the best of San Diego business, local & national leadership, and a multitude of community partners.
Who to watch: Marcela Celorio
She is the consul general, and NEW Mexican ambassador to the US. Her address to the collection was concise, eloquent, intelligent and warm...read this SDUT piece about this remarkable woman.
Oh, and how did Clear HR Solutions celebrate the day?
By becoming a monthly Friend of the Chicano Federation!!!
Sexual Harassment - are your supervisors trained to deal with this?
Drugs - do you have a written policy clarifying the 'pot law'?
Rock 'n Roll - finish the trifecta - are you breakin' the law?
We're paying close attention to 2 different bills in Sacramento that have been strongly labeled as, "Job Killers" by CalChamber.
AB5 would create the Opportunity to Work Act and would require employers with 10 or fewer employees to offer additional hours to existing employees before hiring anyone new or using an Independent Contractor. In addition, there are provisions for employees to SUE the employer if they don't do this...what??
It's called SB 63, and in the button link below to CalChamber's article, you'll read about the plan to increase the time off for maternity/paternity an additional 12 weeks while expanding the law to include businesses with as few as 20 employees (currently 50)
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE family, I LOVE babies & bonding, but will this really help our small businesses stay staffed and efficient? What say you?
Thanks for clicking and reading through - these Bills are relevant to everyone, don't let them slide past your radar!
Iceland Has Become the First Country to Officially Require Gender Pay Equality
Yup, That's all folks! Here's the full article:
A recent article shared by the Los Angeles Times, originally from the Washington Post, leads off with this provocative title:
Bill would let employers penalize workers who say no to genetic testing
Yes, it's time to put on your #sci-fi reading glasses and delve into this succinct and eye opening piece about the consequences of saying 'NO' to compliance with your businesses Wellness Program.
Did you know...
That your employer can legally extend discounted #health insurance premiums to you for your participation in their Wellness Program, yet, this Bill, Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, HR 1313, was introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), (who chairs the House Committee on Education and the Workforce), would take away those discounts if you chose NOT to participate....
Eyes open? Ready to read? Here you go:
Yup, at least $1,000,000!
The San Diego landmark restaurant, The French Gourmet, learned the hiring lesson the hard way after a raid in 2008 nabbed 18 employees who were not eligible to work in the US.
Now hailing the efficiency of the E-Verify program, this gourmand is safe, and his business is thriving.
Check out the SDUT article with all the specifics - and, DON'T LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU!
Call it a "Potty Policy", or the "Bathroom Bill", regardless your take on it, your single use bathroom must accommodate all genders - and, it's effective today, March 1, 2017.
● All single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or state or local government
agency shall be identified as all-gender toilet facilities by signage that complies with Title 24 of the California Code of
Regulations, and designated for use by no more than one occupant at a time or for family or assisted use.
Example of approved signage.continued...
● During any inspection of a business or a place of public accommodation by an inspector, building official, or other local
official responsible for code enforcement, the inspector or official may inspect for compliance with this section.
● For the purposes of this section, “single-user toilet facility” means a toilet facility with no more than one water closet and
one urinal with a locking mechanism controlled by the user
At the beginning of the year, these 2 mandatory pamphlets were updated by the State of California.
Employers: If you have anything in your supply drawer or new hire packet prior to 1/1/2017 - then you must order new ones and use them immediately for each new hire.
Employees: If you were not offered any pamphlets at the time of hire - let us know (hint, you should have received 5 of them)
Something about Random Acts of Kindness that got me in the warm fuzzy heart place - so, for legitimate (super) small businesses* (under 10 employees) that need an extra oomph to the recruiting platform, I'm happy to offer the OOMPH!
Send a message with your need on Facebook OR email@example.com, and I will repost with your information for the candidate's consideration. Literally, I will copy/paste - so make sure your ad is clean, and under 500 characters.
I have 2 jobs out already, so.....Ready? Let's recruit!
*one job per company, sized under 10 employees, offer ends on Friday.
Thanks to CalChamber and my spiffy 2017 calendar, we know that February 17, 2017 is Random Acts of Kindness Day!
Quick Google search begins, and the website www.randomactsofkindness.org, quickly pops up, and just as quickly inspires this business to 'pay it forward' via Facebook recognition!
We are most inspired to say 'Thank You!' to our friends at Prime Business Consulting, Comelco Group, H Linwood Insurance, Legal Shield, Down the Drain Plumbing, SoCal Queen, Connect for Success, Los Cabos Seafood, Santa Fe West Design, Money Honeys, San Diego Start Up Women, Good Ol' Gals, and, and and.....
However you do business, there is a way to be random in a super kind way - don't think too long, we only have 13 more hours!
Ready, set, Kindness !