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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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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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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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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
  • Tom Elias
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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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08Aug2014

I did nothing wrong, I CAN’T be sued…. Guess again

A recent employee lawsuit that was brought to our attention (not our client) has shown that even when a company doesn’t necessarily do anything “wrong”, an employee can file a workplace claim and cause untold hassle, expense and pain. In this case the employee was never reprimanded, never filed any complaints with the employer and
  • 8 Aug, 2014
  • Tom Elias
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12Jun2014

Outsource Your HR and Regain Your Freedom

You’re not in the HR business and you shouldn’tBusman questionbe. You started your business to do what you do best, but managing employees can distract from your original intent. At Champion, we have combined the best in precision payroll and human resource administration to provide you with flexible options that fit your business. We go
  • 12 Jun, 2014
  • Tom Elias
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