10 Reason to Conduct an HR Audit: Protect and Propel Your Business

According to an HR Support Center Poll, 57% of the respondents indicated they have not conducted any audits of their company’s HR function. Understanding what audits are, the purpose they serve, and the significance they provide can position your organization to be compliant with various employment laws. And spotlight your culture...

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It Just Got More Expensive to Misclassify Exempt Employees!

August 1, 2016, The DOL Increased Penalties for Worker Misclassification Business owners, COO and, Nonprofits, is your workforce ready? As the December 1st “Overtime Rule” deadline looms, the Department of Labor has increased penalties for employers who “intentionally” or “unintentionally” misclassify workers. Along with other federal agencies, the DOL has...

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End Hunger While Helping Stimulate the Local Economy

An estimated 4,000 households in Richmond are living under the federal poverty line, but are not yet enrolled in the CalFresh program.  CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps) is the back bone in the fight against hunger throughout California.   In 2013, CalFresh successfully raised roughly 890,000 Californians out of...

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Richmond Main Street Initiative Receives National Recognition for Revitalization of Downtown

    Richmond Main Street Initiative Receives National Recognition for Revitalization of Downtown   Richmond, CA, July 5, 2016 – Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI) has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main...

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Richmond City Council Meeting Highlight

Items of note for #RichmondBusinesses in the upcoming #RichmondCityCouncil Meeting on Tuesday, July 5.   H-20: A 0.005% Sales Tax to fund transportation improvements in Contra Costa County & Amendments to the Growth Management Program in the Measure J Transportation Expenditure Plan to match that found in the 2016 Proposed...

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How Much Are Your HR Practices Really Costing You?

How Much Are Your HR Practices Really Costing You? You Could Be Losing Thousands Unnecessarily In today’s economy, protecting your performance and bottom line as a small business or nonprofit requires tough decisions—but sometimes, those decisions come with expensive hidden costs that aren’t exposed until much later. One such case is ignoring...

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Career Online High School offers education at local libraries

Although libraries are continually reinventing themselves to meet the needs of the 21st century, serving as a high school has to be one of the most unique ideas yet. As part of the first program of its type anywhere, a growing number of libraries across the U.S. are offering their patrons...

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The Richmond Chamber of Commerce opposes local ballot Measure N And O

The Richmond Chamber of Commerce opposes local ballot Measure N, which would amend the Richmond General Plan 2030 and allow for the development of a 59 unit single family home detached project at the site south of the intersection of Marina Way South. The local measure is called the Richmond...

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