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2016 HR Updates

As we head toward the end of 2016, we want you to be aware of several new laws,  changes and reminders for California employers. We wish all of you a great Q4 and look forward to working with you in 2017! 1. … Continue reading

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2015-2016 Employment Law Updates

Greetings! As we head toward the end of 2015, we want you to be aware of several new laws, changes and reminders for California employers. We wish all of you a great holiday season and look forward to working with you in 2016! … Continue reading

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2015 Employment Law Update & Reminders

The HR Matrix team wishes you a happy new year! With the new year, there are many changes that affect California employers in 2015. Here is a snapshot of the most prominent changes, along with some important reminders. If you … 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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