Evil HR Lady on Comstock’s Talks: Are Perks and Benefits Negotiable With Salary?
PODCAST: An employer asks whether perks such as vacation time and telecommuting privileges can be negotiated with a job candidate.
Evil HR Lady on Comstock’s Talks: Using a Coworker’s Salary as Leverage
PODCAST: I just found out a coworker is making more than I am, even though I have been here longer. How can I bring this up to my manager without giving away how I found out?
Dilemma of the Month: Why Startups Need HR Help Before They Launch
It’s always easier to start with a good, solid HR plan than to
throw one together the first time you have an issue.
Dilemma of the Month: How Working Remotely Can Be Effective for Your Company
Employers are considering making the temporary measures for
people to work from home caused by the coronavirus lockdown more
formal. What are their obligations to their employees?
Waiting for Workers
Staffing agencies are ready to fill jobs as soon as companies begin rehiring
The combined region of Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties lost 800 professional and business services jobs between February and March. Those job losses have affected local staffing agencies.
There are many reasons workers suffer from chronic workplace stress — and ways to overcome it
Too much stress costs employers $300 billion a year, according to The American Institute of Stress, as burnout can lead to employee turnover, lack of motivation and dips in productivity.
Dilemma of the Month: Workers Must Get Paid for Scheduled Time
If employees are scheduled to begin working at 6 a.m., but no one from management shows up until 7 a.m. to unlock the doors, can the workers be penalized and docked an hour of pay?
Evil HR Lady on Comstock’s Talks: Workers Must Get Paid for Scheduled Time
PODCAST: If employees are scheduled to begin working at 6 a.m., but no one from management shows up until 7 a.m. to unlock the doors, can the workers be penalized and docked an hour of pay?
Making #MeToo Matter
A number of significant changes to employment law were slated to take effect this year, but the impact is hard to measure
The #MeToo movement sent shock waves through the nation in late 2017, forcing a reckoning over the extent to which sexual harassment and discrimination had pervaded the workplace and society at large. Now, more than two years later, it’s changing the law.
Help for Displaced Workers
What employers and employees need to know about job protection and wage replacement during the COVID-19 pandemic
In the COVID-19 pandemic, business as usual has been upended and employers and employees are facing uncharted territory. Comstock’s spoke with Roseville-based employment law attorney Drew Lewis about what job protection and wage replacement programs are available in the Capital Region.