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Managing an HR Department of One in California - Download

Managing an HR Department of One in California - Download

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Managing an HR Department of One in California - Download

Updated for 2020 and beyond!

Employment law compliance in California is tough. Many laws and regulations are more employee-friendly than their federal counterparts and some apply even if you have only one employee in California.

If you ARE the HR department at your workplace, it's almost impossible to keep track of it all... unless you have BLR's Managing an HR Department of One in California.

This all-new guide follows our award-winning national version, named to SHRM's Great 8 list of HR management tools. Now we've reworked that best-selling volume to address the unique challenges of operating in the Golden State.

Whether you’re new to HR or an HR manager in a solo department, you'll benefit from fast-answers, plain English advice, and attention to both federal and California laws and regulations. It will help you perform your HR function in California with the best of them.

More than a dry catalog of laws and regs, Managing an HR Department of One in California arms you to be a complete HR provider, with practical guidance and honest insights on how to:

  • Align HR’s goals with the organizational objectives
  • Find out what your CEO really wants, and keep your efforts focused
  • Build credibility and influence
  • Engage other managers and get their support, plus ethics for the HR professional
  • Audit your practices to uncover potential compliance problems 
  • Create a cohesive and engaged workforce
  • Devise and implement a strategic HR plan
  • Communicate effectively with handbooks
  • Budget and allocate resources 
  • Keep (and toss) employee paperwork and e-records the right way 
  • BONUS: Train for organizational excellence with nine steps to effective training, training preparation, topics for training, documentation, evaluating effectiveness


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Managing an HR Department of One in California - Download

This 361 page practical HR management handbook for the solo practitioner gives you the guidance and tools to run your HR department in California effectively and efficiently. Whether you’re the person new to HR or an HR manager in a solo environment, it will help you perform your HR function with the best of the them.

Helps align HR with your company’s goals, build credibility and influence, understand HR ethics, cope with management expectations, learn effective staffing strategies, and use HR metrics to prove your contributions.

Practical chapters show you how to get big HR performance with a limited staff:

  • Getting Started: Key Considerations for the HR Department of One in California
    • Learn the first steps to take as a new or solo HR professional, how to build your skill set, how to understand your organization and what your CEO really wants to know.
    • Special feature: “Seasoned in HR but New to a Small HR Department?”
  • Strategic HR Planning
    • Review critical skills such as prioritization skills, communication methods, budgeting, recruiting/hiring, leadership, team building, performance management, problem solving and audit recommendations.
    • Learn how to manage your benefits and compensation plan
    • Special section on Recordkeeping requirements in California
    • Sections Outsourcing, technology, professional development and more!
  • Your Legal Responsibilities
    • Overview of compliance, federal and California issues, and best practices
    • Learn requirements and recommendations on California posting requirements, hiring/firing, privacy, employee handbooks, sexual harassment rules, and maintaining a safe workplace.
  • Training for Organizational Excellence  
    • You get nine steps to effective training, training preparation, topics for training, documentation, evaluating effectiveness
    • Learn how to train new employees, supervisors, and how to provide training ROI
  • Required Notices, prewritten forms, policies, and HR checklists
    Carefully developed templates save you time and money

Managing an HR Department of One in California - Download

The following are highlights of what’s new in Managing an HR Department of One in California for 2020:

  • All forms, policies, links, and legal analysis fully updated for 2020.
  • New! A section on new sexual harassment training recordkeeping requirements that have an initial compliance deadline of Jan. 1, 2021.
  • Updated! All sections relating to employee pay updated to reflect changes coming with new overtime regulation effective Jan. 1, 2020.
  • Updated! The Independent Contractor Checklist has been updated to reflect the recent changes enacted by California Assembly Bill 5 (AB 5), which limits the use of classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees.
  • Updated! The notices and posting requirements, summary of poster and notice requirements, and the new employee notices and forms list.
  • Updated! Information on Affordable Care Act requirements, including ongoing changes surrounding tax credits for small employers, the ban on lifetime limits and restriction on annual limits, and HIPAA considerations.
  • Updated! Maintaining a Safe Workplace section reflects current best practices as well as changing employment laws.
  • Updated glossary of terms and list of important acronyms.
  • Updated information relating to National Labor Relations Act protections for non-union employees.