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2014 HR Updates & Reminders

The HR Matrix team wishes you a happy new year. With the new year come many changes that are going into effect for California employers in 2014. Here is a snapshot of the most prominent changes along with some miscellaneous … Continue reading

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Postponed: Becoming a Trusted HR Business Partner Workshop

Becoming a Trusted HR Business Partner: How to shine as an Internal Consultant POSTPONED TO SPRING OF 2014 This 2-day workshop based on the Flawless Consulting model is pre-approved for 15 HRCI re-certification general credit hours. You have the HR … Continue reading

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2013 Employment Law Update & Reminders

Several employment regulations changed in 2013. Here are highlights and also a few reminders. If you have questions regarding compliance, we are here to help. Contact your HR Matrix representative at 707-526-0877 or Jennifer Scott (ext. 16) for assistance. 1. … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Steer Clear of HR Problems

Over the years, The HR Matrix team has advised businesses on a variety of employment related matters. In recognition of our 7 years in business, we compiled our seven most common areas of concern. If your organization needs assistance in … Continue reading

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5 Most Common HR Mistakes Made by Start Ups

Copyright © August 2012 – The HR Matrix, llc – All Rights Reserved by Brenda Gilchrist, CoFounder/Partner, The HR Matrix, llc 1) Giving away equity. The lure of giving away equity in exchange for services may not be the best … Continue reading

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Talent Shortage or Shortage of Creative Talent Strategies?

Talent Shortage or Shortage of Creative Talent Strategies? By Brenda Gilchrist A lot of people are blaming the lack of talent on the “shortage of critical skills in the U.S.” I think most of the perceived shortage is based on … Continue reading

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2012 – Employment Laws; things to know and what to do

It is that time of year again – new employment laws for 2012 are here. Here is a highlight of the new laws and things that employers should start doing to comply. If you have questions regarding compliance, we are … Continue reading

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What to Expect from your Health Insurance Broker

What to Expect from your Health Insurance Broker By Brenda Gilchrist, Principal of The HR Matrix, llc Top 10 things to expect from your company health insurance broker. Yes, it is important to have a broker of record if you … Continue reading

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5 Most Common Mistakes Made by Employers by Brenda Gilchrist

Are you doing business in California? Based on our experience, California is one of the most complicated places to manage employees. In some cases, the laws are not only complicated, they’re just plain annoying. Many laws have taken away flexibility … Continue reading

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Exempt vs. Non-Exempt…It Pays to Know the Difference! by Brenda Gilchrist

If you employ people, you need to know the difference between exempt and non-exempt jobs, or face the risk of potential hefty penalties, legal fees, and payment of unpaid overtime and missed meal periods. Most employers think of jobs as … Continue reading

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