Entries by NLucas

Member Feature: Jerome’s Furniture

Jerome’s Furniture has been a household name in San Diego for over sixty years. Since 2010, Jerome’s has opened seven new stores, including stores in and around the Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire areas.   As Southern Californians, people have come to know and love Jerome’s owner Jerry Navarra from his commercials showing the […]

CA Supreme Court Clarifies “One Day’s Rest in Seven” Rule, Handing Employers a Victory

The California Supreme Court earlier today provided guidance regarding California’s statutory prohibition on “caus[ing] . . . employees to work more than six days in seven.”  In its decision in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc. the Court primarily addressed two questions, both of which it decided in favor of employers. Discussion: Question 1: Is the California […]

How to Fire Someone for Poor—but Undocumented—Performance

By Paul Falcone, www.PaulFalconeHR.com Marilyn is a human resources director at a large construction company and is faced with an almost impossible task: Fire a director of operations with 13 years of tenure and no record of prior corrective action or negative performance reviews. The reason for this untenable situation? The division general manager and […]

San Diego Employers Association and San Diego Workforce Partnership Offer 9 Free HR Classes to Local Professionals

April 6, 2017 – San Diego Employers Association (SDEA) and the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) are offering a selection of 9 free Human Resources (HR) classes on topics important to professionals in the HR field. The courses provide training and tools to best handle the most frequently asked questions about employment law and HR […]

San Diego Employers Association Offers New aPHR Certification Preparation Program for First-Time HR Professionals Starting June 15th

May 4, 2017 – San Diego Employers Association (SDEA), a not-for-profit human resources consulting and professional development training organization, is offering a first-time aPHR Certificate Preparation Program starting on June 15th and running for 9 weeks. The aPHR Certificate Preparation program prepares Human Resources (HR) professionals for the aPHR exam, a test offered by the […]

California Industrial Wage Orders Have Been Updated

New Posting Requirements The California Industrial Wage Orders have been updated to reflect the current state minimum wage changes. As a reminder, all employers in California are required to post their industry Wage Order.  Because there are 17 different wage orders, depending on your industry, these are NOT included in the typical federal and state […]

There Are New Limits On Disciplining Employees

There Are New Limits On Disciplining Employees By Paul Falcone Nina is a one-person employee and labor relations department for a midsize hospital. Her job can get rather busy because line managers reach out to her often for support in holding their employees accountable. Nina’s approach to employee discipline stems from her sense of fairness […]

It’s Madness, I Tell You

It’s Madness, I Tell You By Jennifer Jacobus, PHRca, SHRM-CP So, here we are, that time of year when all we hear about is March Madness; this brings out the competitiveness in your employees and also brings out office gambling pools which can then result in loss of engagement and productivity. I read an article […]