Don’t Forget “Time Off to Vote” Obligations

The general election is November 8, 2016. Employers must display a poster describing voting leave requirements at least 10 days before every statewide election.
If an employee does not have sufficient time outside of working hours to vote in a statewide election, the employee may take up to two hours of working time to vote without …

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You know how you always hear that things you put up online stay online forever? Well, according to one reputation management consultant who’s written a book on the subject, that’s not necessarily true.
That consultant is John P. David, president of David PR Group, a Miami-based PR firm that specializes in online reputation management, and author …

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Committing to a professional, ongoing reputation management strategy is imperative, and not only because online reviews are great for business. Online reviews are also among the most valuable, and underappreciated, of all SEO-ranking factors. The quantity and quality of genuine reviews are not only a major local SEO ranking factor, but they also help close …

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CalChamber’s employment law counsel wrapped up their analysis of the significant pieces of employment-related legislation that Governor Brown signed into law.
The 2017 legislative session produced new laws that will affect California employers’ day-to-day operations and policies in 2017 and beyond.  Some new laws made significant changes while others new laws made small changes to existing …

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Santa Maria Housing – A Relative Bargain

Recently, a story appeared (Santa Maria Sun, Sept 29, 2016) in the local media highlighting a housing affordability study conducted by a finance industry publication.   In the report, our region was identified as one of the least affordable housing markets in the country.
What the article did not do, however, was dig deeper into the data …

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