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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 !
"With the support of the business community and the California Chamber of Commerce, Chris Laszcz-Davis was appointed yesterday to the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr."
This is CalChamber's announcement this morning which herald's a solid step forward in filling out this CalOSHA Standards Board - there is one more position to fill for an Occupational Health representative.
Who is CalOSHA, and why should we be happy for this?
"The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), better known as Cal/OSHA, protects and improves the health and safety of working men and women in California and the safety of passengers riding on elevators, amusements rides, and tramways – through the following activities:
We encourage all business owners, or their HR presence to sign up for all of CalChamber's announcements - they are priceless!
Best of luck to Chris Laszcs-Davis!
Employers, have you ever been confused on the why and when to round your employee time?
Luckily for all of us, CalChamber's Watchdog Employment Blog makes the answer much easier.
CalChamber reports to us that CA judged have ruled that employers "may round employee timecard entries to the nearest tenth of an hour (6 minutes)."
The case brought to the courts, Silva v See's Candy, was decided just December 9, 2016, and the full explanation can be found following this link below:
So, get your read on, get your policies clarified, and do your business right!
That might be the title of my next meme....unfortunately, that is the message that many in small business are unintentionally sending out.
Backtrack - We LOVE small business owners!
They are sturdy, resilient, imaginative, strong willed, resourceful, and incredibly independent.
So, what's the issue?
All of those beautiful and courageous traits can come across as, "I can do it all and I do not need you."
We've seen it work that way, very well in fact for one-man-bands, but the second they want to hire someone, or even consider an independent contractor, well, this is where the proverbial FAN gets into play.
Simply put, when you hire, you don't make the "How to" rules, the government does for:
So, backtrack again...when you started your business, did you say, outloud, or even in the back of your mind, "I want to do my business badly, I want to screw this up" ?
Of course not! And, the big HOWEVER is you must not fail your business by failing in Human Resources.
Let's keep you on track, let's keep your doors open, let's succeed together.
Wells Fargo is trying to do right by their employees (and save the bank) by doing what should have been done a longggg time ago - presenting an honest approach to earning in their positions and honoring the employee base with a more realistic minimum wage.
Last week's AP piece intro reads, "Wells Fargo announced a complete restructuring Tuesday of how it pays tellers and other bank branch employees, with incentives now tied to how often customers use their accounts, as the company tries to right itself after a scandal over its aggressive sales practices."
Yes, they have other *PR nightmares, so they get a gold star for trying to make this one right!
*one of the institutions funding the DAPL