One of the most popular questions to ask friends, family, and acquaintances after they have given the great news that they have been hired at a new job is, “do you feel there is room for growth within the company?” Unless the newly hired employee has the power to see into the future, how else would he or she know?
Ghosts, ghouls, goblins. Halloween is approaching and fun festivities are in place, bringing about a sense of fright. Outside of the upcoming holiday, many of us show fear in our professional lives. Managing apprehension is often easier said than done. Many companies offer ways for employees to reduce stress, improve working conditions, and increase the level of happiness among employees. However, people still have certain fears and phobias which survive such luxuries. What are we all so afraid of?
REMINDER! California’s Minimum Wage increases on July 1st
California has increased its minimum wage in a two-step process. In the first step California employers are required to pay a minimum wage of $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2014. The second step raises the minimum wage to $10.00 per hour effective January 1, 2016. The new California Minimum Wage Posting required to be posted by all employers can be found at http://www.dir.ca.gov/wpnodb.html. The new posting must be displayed beginning July 1, 2014.