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7 Ways to balance your work and social life

Too often do we find ourselves struggling to balance our work and personal lives—sometimes it seems nearly impossible to do. Given today’s advanced technology, we can work from practically anywhere. Thus, we have accessibility to our work at all given hours. But that doesn’t mean we should be working at all given hours. We need a balance between work and our personal lives that allows us to grow professionally and personally. Below is a list of seven different things you can do to help balance your social and work life:


Transgender

Expansion of Transgender Protections – New Regulations in California

Effective July 1, 2017, the State of California will have new regulations concerning transgender identity and expression. The regulations address protections for individuals who identify as transgender, which include equal access to facilities such as restrooms and locker rooms.


Situation

Controlling Your Emotions at Work

A phrase we have all heard at some point in our lifetime. The phrase means that when you’re faced with a difficult situation, you work harder to solve that situation. Throughout our personal and professional careers, we are challenged. Sometimes we are placed in tough situations that can alter our emotions negatively. However, there are ways that one can cope with the tough situations, so that those emotions aren’t altered.


6 Things You Should Do at Work Prior to Your Vacation

Picture yourself relaxing on a beach, soaking in the sun, and enjoying that book you have been putting off for the last couple of months. Is it not great? Enjoy that stress free vacation this year by preparing properly prior to your departure. Do not let work intervene with your much-anticipated vacation. To help plan for your vacation, we have compiled a list of things you should do at work to ensure you can enjoy your vacation.


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What Happens if the Affordable Care Act is Repealed?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010 and has since helped approximately, “5 million Californians” gain health coverage throughout these last seven years. With President Trump’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act, employer-sponsored health plans may no longer be required. Many Californians are wondering what will happen to their health coverage with the uncertainty of the status of the ACA.


Health

5 Ways to Improve your Health at Work

Sitting eight hours a day at a desk can take a toll on your health. During the month of May there are many health awareness events. There is an array of health issues from correct posture to visual health awareness that this month hosts. In honor of the extensive health awareness campaigns in the month of May, we have compiled five ways you can stay healthy at work.


Grow

4 Steps to Achieve Professional Growth at Work

The environment is constantly changing for companies and employees of those companies. Both can flourish and grow professionally together. Often, it takes time to reach those milestones, but when both companies and employees work together, anything can happen.


Time

How to Manage the Time in Your Daily Life

The first step to managing your time is to monitor how you are currently using your time and evaluate what you’re doing that could be different. Once you can identify your tasks and activities, you’ll realize that some tasks can be bundled together. For example, if you visit the break room for some coffee in the morning and then visit the break room later for some water, then bundle those two activities together and refill your water bottle and coffee cup during your morning trip.


4 Ways to Reward Your Faithful Employees

Faithful employees are the backbone of any company. They know the company like the back of their palm. Ensuring that those faithful employees stay with your company requires a “strategic reward system” that encompasses different components. Per entrepreneur.com, companies need to have “a strategic reward system that addresses…four areas compensation, benefits, recognition, and appreciation.”


California’s New Employment Laws for 2017

California State Minimum Wage Increase
(Senate Bill No. 3)

1/1/2017 Increases the minimum wage over the next several years to $15 an hour. Starting on 1/1/2017, businesses with 26 or more employees must pay a minimum wage of at least $10.50 per hour. Businesses with less than 26 employees are not required to make the change until 2018.


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