Perils and Pitfalls of California Employment Law

Author: Matthew S. Effland
Publisher: Society for Human Resource
ISBN: 1586443631
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Perils and Pitfalls of California Employment Law provides a detailed and thorough summary of the key substantive employment laws in the Golden State and discusses the ways in which they most differ from the federal statutes that guide most of the rest of the country. Author Matthew S. Effland approaches this topic from the perspective of an experienced HR professional who is tasked with managing a workforce in California for the first time by asking basic questions, such as How do California’s wage and hour laws compare with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act standards? How is overtime treated? Are the risks of violating the harassment laws greater in California than elsewhere? What about California’s privacy rights? Medical marijuana laws? Background check limitations? To answer these questions, and more, the book is divided into five chapters. The first two chapters deal with the most fundamental of issues—what it means to be an “employee” in California, and how to schedule and pay employees. It then turns to a discussion of the requirements found in California’s primary antidiscrimination and harassment statute, the FEHA, and how it significantly expands the rights of employees well beyond what is found in the various federal employment laws. This is followed by considering California’s numerous leave of absence laws as the state goes far beyond anything the federal government requires and provides a dozen different forms of protected leave. Finally, the book concludes with a “day in the life” of a California HR director. Follow HR Manager Shelia on her journey through a typical day in the world of HR management as she hits on many of the other laws that companies run into on a daily basis in the Golden State.

Nolo s Guide to California Law

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Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413313949
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

A resource on California law covers real estate, divorce, adoption and much more, in a updated edition that looks at domestic partnerships, employment protections, consumer privacy and more. Original.

The Star Profile

Author: Jathan Janove
Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing
ISBN: 0891062203
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

"No more long, arduously written job descriptions detailing every what, where, and how. Instead, attorney and employee relations expert Jathan Janove demonstrates how to cut to the chase to create a Star Profile: a unique communication tool that spells out clearly and succinctly what is fundamentally important about a specific job, creates a word picture that defines expectations for success, and identifies desired employee behaviors that can be linked directly to the structure and mission of the organization - all in 100 words or less. Packed with dozens of real-life stories and profile examples, The Star Profile moves step-by-step through the process of writing and refining compelling language that builds and sustains productive employer-employee relationships to unleash the full potential of everyone throughout the organization." "Whether recruiting the next CEO or "managing out" a problem employee, Janove draws from his years of frontline experience to show how this collaborative model can be used effectively when working with direct reports or external stakeholders, resolving conflict, or crafting a systems approach to address organization-wide change. And he offers specific advice on the role that HR can play in aligning the Star Profile process with existing policies and practices, culture, and systems such as performance appraisals and compensation."--BOOK JACKET.

The WorldatWork Handbook of Compensation Benefits and Total Rewards

Author: WorldatWork
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119104339
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Praise for The WorldatWork Handbook of Compensation, Benefits & Total Rewards This is the definitive guide to compensation and benefits for modern HR professionals who must attract, motivate, and retain quality employees. Technical enough for specialists but broad in scope for generalists, this well-rounded resource belongs on the desk of every recruiter and HR executive. An indispensable tool for understanding and implementing the total rewards concept, the WorldatWork Handbook of Compensation, Benefits, and Total Rewards is the key to designing compensation practices that ensure organizational success. Coverage includes: Why the total rewards strategy works Developing the components of a total rewards program Common ways a total rewards program can go wrong Designing and implementing a total rewards program Communicating the total rewards vision Developing a compensation philosophy and package FLSA and other laws that affect compensation Determining and setting competitive salary levels And much more

Job Description Handbook The

Author: Margie Mader-Clark
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413318555
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers managers advice on crafting effective job descriptions that accurately detail a position's responsibilities and that keep legal troubles from developing, in a work that includes checklists, worksheets, resources, and samples.

HR to the Rescue

Author: Edward M. Mone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136397790
Release Date: 2009-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics

By looking over the shoulders of fourteen forward-thinking, proactive HR professionals, you will gain a lifetime's worth of experience. These experts reveal how you can demonstrate your value to your organization by offering human resource solutions to organizational problems. Find out how these practicing human resource professionals went beyond their traditional HR roles and actually helped shape the futures of companies such as: * Thermo King * Colgate-Palmolive * Swiss Bank Corporation-Warburg * Den Danske Bank * Oticon * Berlex Laboratories 'HR to the rescue' tells you in complete detail exactly how the fourteen practitioners helped their companies achieve their strategic business objectives. You will see how they diagnosed the situations, determined what HR could contribute, designed new programs and processes to drive and sustain behavior change, and worked with organization leaders to ensure the success of their change management efforts. These insightful cases provide you with a true-to-life perspective. They illustrate what really happens in this imperfect world of organizations, where things rarely go as planned. Learn the lessons these practitioners have to share - and then step in, both affirmed and refreshed, to rescue your business with effective, integrated HR solutions.

Compensating the Sales Force A Practical Guide to Designing Winning Sales Reward Programs Second Edition

Author: David J. Cichelli
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071742344
Release Date: 2010-07-16
Genre: Business & Economics

The classic guide to raising your bottom line with the perfect compensation strategy—fully revised and updated! Sales compensation WORKS! Nothing motivates a sales force better than a powerful compensation program. And when your salespeople are motivated, revenue soars. But how do you design a program ideally suited for your business strategy and organizational needs? It’s a delicate balance that makes all the difference between profit and loss. More and more sales leaders have turned to Compensating the Sales Force to help them discover problems in their present system and create a compensation program that works best for their needs. Now, in the second edition of this authoritative, jargon-free handbook, sales compensation guru David J. Cichelli brings you completely up to date on setting target pay, selecting the right performance measures, and establishing quotas. He supplies clear guidelines for building the right compensation plan for any type of firm, of any size, in any industry, and he offers step-by-step procedures for implementing each approach. In Compensating the Sales Force, second edition, Cichelli has substantially expanded the book’s popular formula section, and he provides brandnew examples of: Income producer plans Sales rep commission plans Bonus plans Incentive plans Base Salary management plans The book also includes all-new chapters for global, complex sales organizations and hard-to-compensate sales jobs. Using the lessons in Compensating the Sales Force, you’ll construct and calculate accurate formulas for payout purposes and establish highly efficient support programs, such as sales crediting and account assignment. Complete with dozens of real-world examples that illustrate important points and demonstrate specific techniques and procedures, Compensating the Sales Force provides all the tools you need to design and implement a sales compensation plan that maximizes profits—and keeps them climbing. With brand-new chapters on GLOBAL SALES TEAMS amd COMPLEX SALES ORGANIZATIONS! Praise for the first edition of Compensating the Sales Force: “If your company is refocusing its efforts on sales revenue enhancement, you must read this book. If you want motivated salespeople and superior sales results, act on its content.” Noel Capon, R. C. Kopf Professor of International Marketing, Chair of Marketing Division, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University “This book provides great guidance for any business leader who wants to capitalize on sales compensation as a tool for driving business results.” Rick Justice, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations and Business Development, Cisco Systems “Dave Cichelli is the premiere sales compensation educator today. You will immediately find this work informative, helpful, [and] thought-provoking.” Mark Englizian, former Director of Global Compensation, Microsoft Corporation

The Complete Guide to Executive Compensation 3 E

Author: Bruce Ellig
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071806329
Release Date: 2014-01-17
Genre: Business & Economics

The definitive guide for anyone involved in designing and approving executive salaries—revised for new laws and attitudes about salaries and performance The Complete Guide to Executive Compensation, Third Edition, helps you evaluate your company’s culture, organization, and strategy to create the best compensation package for the organization’s interest. It contains new strategies based on recent changes regarding venture capitalism, boards of director’s core responsibilities, changes in director’s pay, shifts in stakeholder power, and laws like the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and healthcare reform. Bruce R. Ellig served at Pfizer Inc. for over 35 years, and spent his last 25 years as secretary of the Board of Directors' Executive Compensation Committee. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Society of Human Resource Management and WorldatWork. Ellig was elected to the National Academy of Human Resources in 1993 and served as a fellow of the Employee Benefit Research Institute and the Wharton Aresty Institute.

101 Sample Write Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems

Author: Paul FALCONE
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814438589
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Managers may dread dealing with performance problems, but this sanity-saving guide by HR expert Paul Falcone is here to help. Revised to reflect the latest developments in employment law, the third edition of 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems explains the disciplinary process and provides ready-to-use documents that eliminate the stress and second-guessing about what to do and say. These expertly crafted, easily customizable write-ups address: Absenteeism Insubordination Sexual harassment Drug or alcohol abuse Substandard work Email and phone misuse Teamwork issues Managerial misconduct Confidentiality breaches Social media abuse And more With a focus on getting employees back on track, each sample document includes an incident description, a performance improvement plan, outcomes and consequences, and a section for employee rebuttal. Whether you’re addressing an initial infraction or handling termination-worthy transgressions, this trusted resource ensures every encounter remains clear, fair, and—most importantly—legal.

Perfect Phrases for Writing Job Descriptions

Author: Carole Martin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071713535
Release Date: 2009-12-18
Genre: Business & Economics

THE RIGHT PHRASE FOR THE RIGHT SITUATION—EVERY TIME Perfect Phrases for Writing Job Descriptions helps you craft job descriptions that attract the best talent and accurately convey job responsibilities. And after you find that ideal candidate, this valuable resource will assist you with performance reviews, goal setting, and accountability. Hundreds of tips, examples, and sample phrases to help you: Get candidates excited about opportunities in your company Attract and recruit the very best talent Foster communication between supervisors and employees Evaluate performance and provide clear feedback to new employees

The Idea Hunter

Author: Andy Boynton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111803886X
Release Date: 2011-04-04
Genre: Business & Economics

A different way of discovering and developing the best business ideas Jack Welch once said, "Someone, somewhere has a better idea." In this myth-busting book, the authors reveal that great business ideas do not spring from innate creativity, or necessarily from the brilliant minds of people. Rather, great ideas come to those who are in the habit of looking for great ideas all around them, all the time. Too often, people fall into the trap of thinking that the only worthwhile idea is a thoroughly original one. Idea Hunters know better. They understand that valuable ideas are already out there, waiting to be found - and not just in the usual places. Shows how to expand your capacity to find and develop winning business ideas Explains why ideas are a critical asset for every manager and professional, not just for those who do "creative" Reveals how to seek out and select the ideas that best serve your purposes and goals and define who you are, as a professional Offers practical tips on how to master the everyday habits of an Idea Hunter, which include cultivating great conversations The book is filled with illustrative accounts of successful Idea Hunters and stories from thriving "idea" companies. Warren Buffet, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Mary Kay Ash, Twitter, and Pixar Animation Studios are among the many profiled.

Living for the Weekday

Author: Clint Swindall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047064088X
Release Date: 2010-04-23
Genre: Business & Economics

Praise for Living for the Weekday "If you want to have a team where leaders and employees are working hand-in-hand to build a culture of employee engagement, then you need to read this book. I'm confident it will help you become a weekday warrior." —Jon Gordon bestselling author of The Energy Bus and Soup "In Living for the Weekday, Clint Swindall has rounded out a powerful message. Each individual has a personal responsibility, a singular opportunity to be highly engaged as an employee and, more importantly, highly productive and happy in all aspects of life."—Barry Malcolm, Managing Director, Scotiabank Bahamas Ltd. "If you want to unlock your potential and the potential of those around you, Living for the Weekday is a must read." —Mike Crownover, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Valero Energy Corporation "Employee engagement is a two-way street with both employers and employees responsible for creating a positive and productive work environment... Living for the Weekday presents employees with a practical and powerful approach to taking control of their own happiness."—Roger C. Ahlfeld Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Training, Uno Chicago Grill "Clint Swindall lays out a clear plan that anyone can apply to become more engaged in their work and in their lives." —Dennis Snow, author of Unleashing Excellence

Bridging the Soft Skills Gap

Author: Bruce Tulgan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118725641
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Based on more than twenty years of research, Bruce Tulgan, renowned expert on the millennial workforce, offers concrete solutions to help managers teach the missing basics of professionalism, critical thinking, and followership?complete with ninety-two step-by-step lesson plans designed to be highly flexible and easy to use.

Solving the Compensation Puzzle

Author: Sharon Koss
Publisher: Society for Human Resource
ISBN: 1586440926
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Whether creating a new system or filling in the gaps in an established business, this resource acts as a practical tool for dealing with compensation in the workplace. Linking pay and performance, this guidebook demonstrates how to improve a salary administration program and includes facts sheets, templates, and sample forms that can be customized to meet each organization's unique requirements.