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Why Employers Should Tell Employees the Truth When Firing

July 17, 2019

Why You Should Tell Employees the Truth When Firing Them When an employee is terminated and seeks out legal counsel, one of the first questions they’ll need to answer is, “what reason did your employer give for firing you?” The answer to that question is what steers that rest of that legal consultation, and ultimately the…

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How Employers Can (and Should) Prep for Interviews

July 2, 2019

Employers, Not Just Applicants, Should Prepare for Interviews. Here’s How. Interviewees know that perhaps the most important part of the interview is the prep work they do for beforehand.  What should I wear to give off the right vibe? Don’t slouch, stand tall, shake hands firmly. Smile… but not too much…  With these and so…

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5 Non-Monetary Benefits to Highlight in Your Next Job Ad

June 25, 2019

5 Non-Monetary Benefits to Highlight in Your Next Job Ad Happy employees make for a better, more productive workplace. It’s the type of thing that we all know implicitly, and yet a recent Gallup poll indicates that a majority of American employees still count themselves as “disengaged” from their jobs. But engaged employees are your…

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Why California Employers Need to Watch Their Pay Stub Data

June 18, 2019

Double-Check Your Pay Stub Format (or Pay Up!) in California You may recall us harping on how important it is to take responsibility for your own wage and hour compliance as an employer. The data included on employee pay stubs is one area where you need to be hyper-vigilant that you’re meeting what’s required by…

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Preventing Employees From Clocking In Early Can Be Risky

June 5, 2019

If You Prevent Your Employees from Clocking In, You Also Need to Prevent Them from Working. We recently ran a blog post about how automatically clocking your employees out for breaks can leave your business vulnerable to potential employment litigation. But there’s another timekeeping conundrum that affects even more private medical and dental practices across…

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Good-Faith Policy Applications: Building Flexibility into Your Policies

May 29, 2019

Good-Faith Policy Applications: Can Your Policies Cover Last-Minute Needs? You’ve probably heard the phrase, “life is what happens when you’re making other plans”—and sometimes that applies to the workplace, too. But is there a place in your business for “good-faith” policy applications in addition to strict policy enforcement? We think there should be. Of course,…

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Automatically Clocking Your Employees Out Leaves Your Business Vulnerable

May 21, 2019

Surprise! Automatically Clocking Your Employees Out Is Risky Business. Very few employers break employment laws on purpose. That would be crazy. Still, here at CEDR we’ve found that a majority of the business owners we work with have some form of wage and hour violation on their books before they come on board as CEDR…