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01Sep2017

Who is Subject to Minimum Wage & Where: LA County

  Starting July 1, 2016, the minimum wage for workers in all unincorporated cities within LA County was expected to increase yearly, under the Minimum Wage Enforcement Ordinances. The minimum wage in the state of California was increased from $10.00 to $10.50 per hour for businesses with more than 26 employees, starting 1st January, 2017.
  • 1 Sep, 2017
  • Tom Elias
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  • LA County minimum wage, los angeles county business, los angeles hr,
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01Aug2017

We Make Workers Compensation Insurance Easy

We offer year-round support and guidance to help you navigate through complex Workers Compensation Insurance policies. Champion can assist you with billing, claims, experience modification issues and loss control. We will be there for you to find the best policy for your business to helping with affordable payment plans and providing ongoing safety and risk
  • 1 Aug, 2017
  • Tom Elias
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  • business insurance, workers comp insurance, workers compensation,
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11Jul2017

Firing an Employee the Right Way

One of the things that are inevitable in a business or organization is firing an employee. As the adage goes – it is better to uproot a bad trunk, rather than leaving it to infect other trees.” Same thing works for businesses. As an entrepreneur, business owner, or human resource manager, it is your duty
  • 11 Jul, 2017
  • Tom Elias
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10May2017

4 Reasons You Need To Update Your Employee Handbook

From the words of Mark Twain “The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter – ‘tis the difference between the lightning- bug and the lightning.” Translating this to the business world of today, the difference between the right word and the almost right word can be a boycott
  • 10 May, 2017
  • Tom Elias
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  • employee handbook update, importance of handbook, reasons to have an employee handbook,
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27Feb2017

Update: Judge Blocks Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule

*UPDATE: As of March 1st, 2017 the new overtime rule is still being sorted out. Once this decision is finalized we will have an update for you on the details. In an important development for employers nationwide, on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a U.S. district court in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of
  • 27 Feb, 2017
  • Tom Elias
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  • new overtime rule delayed, new overtime rule labor law, new overtime rule news,
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24Feb2017

5 Costly Employment Mistakes to Avoid

As your experts in payroll services in Southern California, Champion Employer Services wants to advise employers to be careful when hiring a new employee. A popular saying goes “you are only as strong as your weakest link” – this holds true in any business, profit or non-profit. The quality of your business depends on your
  • 24 Feb, 2017
  • Tom Elias
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  • employment mistakes to avoid, HR tips for beginners, payroll services Southern California,
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03Oct2016

Heads Up: New Paid Sick Leave Laws & Minimum Wage Increases in Los Angeles County, 2016

Are you aware of the recent changes to paid sick leave in the County of Los Angeles? That’s right. Los Angeles passed a new law on June 1st, 2016 that requires all employers with 26 or more employees to provide their employees with 48 hours of paid sick leave per year. Provided these employees are
  • 3 Oct, 2016
  • Tom Elias
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  • los angeles county paid sick leave, minimum wage increases 2016, paid sick leave laws 2016,
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21Oct2014

Avoid “Brain Drain” When Key Employees Depart

Sooner or later it will happen, one of your key employees will depart your firm either voluntarily or….involuntarily. This is the moment when every company experiences “brain drain” by losing the valuable “head knowledge” a key employee retains on procedures, customers, day-to-day operations, etc. By creating a deliberate and preventive process to extract and record
  • 21 Oct, 2014
  • Tom Elias
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02Oct2014

Paid Sick Leave – Now the Law in California

Doing business in California just became more difficult for employers who do not provide paid sick leave for their employees. Effective July 1, 2015, employers in California will be required to give part-time and full-time workers a minimum of three days paid sick leave annually, mandated by State law. The new law, recently signed by
  • 2 Oct, 2014
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24Sep2014

Top 10 Things Employers Do to Get Sued (Part 2)

Continuing on from last week, we are discussing the Top 10 Things Employers Do to Get Sued. We are primarily referencing California Labor Law, other states do not follow the same statutes. If you can survive California’s Labor Laws, you can probably survive anywhere! Here’s the rest of the story… Increase Production – Let Employees
  • 24 Sep, 2014
  • Tom Elias
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