Category Archives: HUMAN RESOURCES

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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5 Recommended Reading Suggestions

1. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras.  Their blueprint for sustainable organizations includes stable core values and purpose, while strategies and practices must continually adapt to an ever-changing world.   2. The Answer … Continue reading

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5 Keys to Successful Talent Acquisition

Copyright © June 2011 – The HR Matrix, llc – All Rights Reserved by Brenda Gilchrist, CoFounder/Managing Partner, The HR Matrix, llc 1.      Culture: Know your company culture; be able to articulate it in writing. Validate your perceptions by asking … Continue reading

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As Immigration Audits Increase, Some Employers Pay a High Price

Business Day As Immigration Audits Increase, Some Employers Pay a High Price By ADRIANA GARDELLA Published: July 13, 2011 Workers without proper documentation must be terminated, no matter how devastating it might be for a small business. //

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Don’t Lose Control with a PEO

Copyright © June 2011 – The HR Matrix, llc – All Rights Reserved by Brenda Gilchrist, CoFounder/Managing Partner, The HR Matrix, llc The lure of getting all of your employment needs met, under one umbrella and for a fee, may … Continue reading

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Commentary: Bad HR habits and the ‘tsunami’

Published in the North Bay Business Journal June 6th, 2011 07:11am by Brenda Gilchrist It’s time to brush up policies, make sure key people are retained This month, June 2011, we are starting to see signs of some economic recovery. … Continue reading

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