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

Author:
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.

Being Strategic

Author: Erika Andersen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429985577
Release Date: 2009-05-26
Genre: Business & Economics

STRATEGY? TACTICS? CONFUSED? How many times have you sat in a meeting and heard someone use the word "strategic?" As in: "We're not being very strategic about X." or "We need a strategic plan for project Y." And, if your organization is like most, everyone in the meeting nods wisely, the meeting drones on, people endlessly debate how to approach the situation at hand, with – generally – no one the wiser as to what "strategic" really means. Next time, respond: "Being strategic means consistently making those core directional choices that will best move us toward our hoped-for future. Is this what we're doing?" Everybody talks about strategy, but there is a big gap between discussing strategy, defining strategy and actually being strategic -- so you can accomplish something. This book helps you approach business—and life—strategically, explaining what strategy is, why it's important, and how to do it. Being Strategic offers you a step-by-step model and skills for strategic thought and action that are broadly applicable and thoroughly practical: • First, get clear about the problem you're trying to solve • Then, figure out where you're starting from • Now, imagine your "castle on the hill," the future you want to create. • Identify the "trolls under the bridge"; the obstacles in your path • Next, outline the path to the castle: your core strategies and the tactics for implementing them. • Re-evaluate your strategy and your tactics as conditions change Framed around the story of 13th-century Welsh nobles building an actual castle, and weaving in dozens of real-life examples from her practice, which has helped restaurateur Danny Meyer and many others, noted consultant Erika Andersen offers a complete course in turning around a business, or a life.

Risen Indeed

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Publisher:
ISBN: 5550055600
Release Date: 2001-01-31
Genre:

An eloquent, thoughtful text is interwoven with and set to equally passionate music in this exploration of the most important week in the Christian calendar-Holy Week and Easter. As the "hosannas fade in crucify", we are led to wonder what we might have done, what we might have said, had we been there. What would our reaction have been to the shadow of the cross or the shock of the empty tomb? It is good to wonder, but it is better to know that because of the events of Holy Week, life eternal is the promise. For that, Christ paid the ultimate price, so that on Easter Sunday, all Christians can respond to the traditional Easter greeting, "The Lord Is Risen", with the affirmative response, "He is Risen Indeed!" From the quiet moments of introspection at the Lord's table to the terrible agony of the cross, and culminating with the joyous resurrection, this cantata is a moderately easy, yet completely satisfying and inspirational implement for worship. Indeed, He Is Risen!

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.

Developing Management Skills Global Edition

Author: David A. Whetten
Publisher:
ISBN: 1292097485
Release Date: 2015-09-10
Genre:

Designed for students of all skill levels and learning styles, this text allows students to apply knowledge to real-world situations, connect concepts to their own lives and experience management theory in a tactile and engaging way. Updated for tomorrows managers, it features contemporary examples, new skill assessments and cases, updated research and tangible, relevant goals for students to work toward. Focusing on ten essential skills for success in management, it focuses on what managers actually do, thereby transforming management concepts into practical, actionable techniques.

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.

Nine Minutes on Monday The Quick and Easy Way to Go From Manager to Leader

Author: James Robbins
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071801997
Release Date: 2012-09-28
Genre: Business & Economics

The Globe & Mail's #1 Business Book of the Year! "ALL IN, ALL THE TIME" Low performance and high turnover is not the result of lazy, apathetic workers. It's not about decreasing budgets. And it's not about a terrible economy. It's about leadership that doesn't engage employees. In Nine Minutes on Monday, leadership guru James Robbins argues that employee engagement comes down to one thing: a constant dedication to meeting the universal needs that drive performance excellence. In today's chaotic, high-stakes business environment, it is easy to get distracted from leadership responsibilities by focusing on tasks at hand instead of on strategy. But when you neglect to keep your leadership priorities in front of you, everyone suffers--your staff, your organization and, in the end, you. Whether you lead a small team or an entire organization, you’ll discover the nine keys to raising productivity, boosting morale, and increasing employee engagement. Nine Minutes on Monday combines proven engagement drivers and principles of human motivation into a simple system of execution that will show immediate results. Inside you'll find: The "9 Minute" template for maintaining focus on your leadership priorities--no matter how busy you are Three key questions that will help you connect purpose to paycheck for your staff A four-step formula for addressing subpar performance and driving complacency from the workplace A simple coaching model for fast-track staff development Four reward/recognition tools that will leave your employees feeling valued and motivated The one simple activity that will forge deep bonds of trust between you and your employees Three key ingredients that will immediately increase the motivation level of any employee Being a great leader is never easy, but Robbins breaks it all down into essential components to reveal its fundamental simplicity. Nine Minutes on Monday is your road map to igniting purpose, passion, and engagement among your team members. Master and apply the tools and techniques inside, and your employees will be motivated, inspired, and equipped to bring their best to work each and every day. Quick and simple leadership lessons for boosting performance, morale, and engagement "James Robbins is a terrifi c observer, thinker, and storyteller. He also has marvelous insights about how leaders can help employees become more connected to their work setting. He weaves together personal stories with thoughtful leadership insights into a compelling book. If leaders will do the nine minutes he suggests each Monday morning, they will become what we have called ‘meaning makers' who deliver enormous value to their employees, customers, investors, and communities." -- Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; partner, The RBL Group; coauthor, The Why of Work "It really works! Robbins provides simple and practical tools to help all managers get on the road toward becoming great leaders. These nine easy-to-use principles are relevant to today's work environment and yet so often overlooked. Thank you for helping me to make a difference to my team." -- Sue Travis, HR Manager, Lowe's "Every manager in your workplace needs this book. Practical and easily doable ideas that will help turn your managers into truly inspiring leaders." -- Michael Kerr, "The Workplace Energizer" and author of Putting Humor to Work "Great easy read with lots of practical applications for leaders looking to improve their game and really make a difference in the lives of those they lead." -- Debbie Stein, CFO AltaGas

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

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

Covenants Not to Compete

Author: Brian M. Malsberger
Publisher: Bureau of National Affairs (BNA)
ISBN: 1682672077
Release Date: 2017-06
Genre: Covenants not to compete