10 Simple Productivity Tips for Organizing Your Work Life

Productivity is all about efficiency — doing more, faster and with less.  And with increasing demands from today’s anytime, anywhere workplace, it is has never been more important. To get the most out of your day, you need to focus on these three segments of your life:
Time
Humans are notoriously poor multitaskers, so managing your time …

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A Guide to Delegating Tasks Effectively

One of my favorite Olympic sports to watch is track relay. The runners make blindly reaching for a baton at 20 mph while staying in their lanes look incredibly easy. In fact, what they’re doing is extremely difficult. I think of delegating in the same way. It sounds easy, and others who can do it …

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Free Home Energy Workshop at Moxie Cafe!

emPower Santa Barbara County is offering a FREE Home Energy Workshop!
Learn how to make your home more comfortable and save energy and money. Join your neighbors for some light refreshments and helpful information for homeowners;

Improve efficiency, comfort and indoor air quality
Learn about utility incentives and low-interest financing
Meet qualified contractors and get free energy advice

When: Tuesday, …

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High Temperatures Bring Heat Illness Warnings for Outdoor Workers

If you checked your weather app lately (or walked outside), you may have noticed the scorching temperatures this week. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) warns California employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness. Outdoor workplaces include agriculture, construction, road work, landscaping, storage yards and other operations.
Employers should:

Train workers on how …

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DOL Pulls Independent Contractor and Joint-Employer Guidance

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) said that it is withdrawing two guidance memos on joint-employer liability and independent contractor classification. These guidance memos were issued in 2015 and 2016 under the Obama administration. The short DOL statement notes that removing the guidance “does not change the legal responsibilities of employers under the Fair …

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