Rest Breaks in CA – New Ruling

Employers in California can’t require workers to remain on duty or “on call” during their rest breaks, according to a recent ruling by the California Supreme Court. “During required rest periods, employers must relieve their employees of all duties and relinquish any control over how employees spend their break time,” the state high court said…

Critical HR Policy Updates

New Form I-9 – Immediate Action Required The newest version of the Form I-9 is now available, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced. Employers may continue using the current version of Form I-9 only until January 21, 2017. After January 21, all previous versions of the Form I-9 will be invalid. Employers should…

Membership News

Announcing our Member Referral Program Just in time for the holidays! HROIC announces our new Member Referral Program. Refer a new Member to us and get 50% off your next month’s membership fee and a bottle of Desk Detox, our essential office spray. Top 10 reasons to join HROIC’s community, continued 6. Better than Best…

HR Policy Updates

New I-9 Form The new I-9 was designed to reduce errors such as: Validations on certain fields to ensure information is entered correctly; Drop-down lists and calendars; Embedded instructions for completing each field; Buttons that will allow users to access the instructions electronically, print the form and clear the form to start over; Additional spaces…

HR Pulse: News and Trends

Gig Work is Booming The number of workers engaged in gig work is on the rise. Formerly known as working “freelance” or “on demand”, about 4 in 10 workers would prefer to work outside of a traditional, full-time 40-hour work week. According to a recent SHRM survey, 29% of all US workers performed some type…