TPO's Employment Update

 

n TPO 2005 Annual Conference

n Upcoming Training Calendar

n 2005 Posters

n SS# on Applications

  

2005

Training Calendar

HR-101 SERIES

- a training series focusing on the regulatory compliance and HR best practices - the information & skills supervisors & managers need to keep themselves and the organization out of hot water!

n Monterey - Jan & Feb

MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE SERIES

- a training series focusing on practical leadership and communication skills to help managers develop or refine their effectiveness as leaders!

n Monterey - Feb & Apr

SPECIALIZED WORKSHOPS

n What's Really Going On Here - February 17

n Managing Change - March 24

n Prevention of Harassment - April 5

n First Time Manager - April 20

n FMLA/CFRA/PDL - May 4

These TPOU programs are also available in Gilroy - contact us for
programs and dates!

  

ORDER YOUR
2005 LABOR LAW POSTERS!

Order your laminated labor law poster that includes ALL REQUIRED State and Federal Labor Laws & Regulations.

Posters are available for all states in English and Spanish.

An "all–in–one" solution at the low price of $35.00.

Click here to find out what revisions are required in 2005 and to order your updated posters!

...But Your Honor,
We Didn’t Even Know About That Law!...

"IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO DEFENSE . . . GUILTY!"

There is no excuse to be uninformed about the many new laws and changes employers must respond to in 2005. The best way to get your arms around what YOU NEED TO KNOW is to attend TPO’s Annual Conference. Meanwhile, here’s a rundown:

SEXUAL HARASSMENT (AB 1825)

n New Developments: Court decisions, rulings and guidelines.

n California employers who employ or contract for services with more than 50 employees are now required to provide all supervisors at least 2 hours of sexual harassment training, as specified, by January 1, 2006 and every two years thereafter. Any new supervisor must be trained within 6 months of being hired.

For more information, read TPO’s December eNews!

PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACT (aka "Sue Your Boss") (SB1809)

n Increases courts ability to award lesser penalties to avoid unjust results.

n Employees are now required to follow specific steps for certain alleged Labor Code violations before a lawsuit may be filed.

CALIFORNIA DOMESTIC PARTNER LAWS

n Domestic partners now have same rights, protections and benefits as spouses:

- Health plan coverage now required at equal levels as spousal coverage

- Protection from employment discrimination based on domestic partner status

- Eligibility for CFRA (CA Family Rights Act) benefits

WORKERS' COMPENSATION REFORM (This can save you money!) (SB899)

n Allows an employer to create approved medical provider networks to treat work-related injury and illness and to control treatment indefinitely.

n Limits pre-designation of treating physicians to those who are part of the employer's health benefits plan.

n Places a cap on temporary disability payments for most injuries at two years from the first payment.

n Increases benefits for individuals with severe permanent disabilities while decreasing benefits for more minor injuries.

n Encourages return-to-work programs by providing subsidies to small employers for workplace modifications.

n Requires employers to place a revised version of the workers' compensation poster in all workplaces as of August 1, 2004 and provide a new version of the pamphlet to all employees hired on or after August 1, 2004. There also is a new claim form.

n New penalties for employers without Workers Compensation Insurance.

For more information, read TPO’s July eNews!

COBRA: New forms for...

n Employees who become eligible to enroll in health benefits in California and Outside California.

n Employee and/or qualified beneficiary in California and Outside California upon occurrence of a qualifying event.

n Plan administrator to advise of the occurrence of a qualifying event.

I-9 Form

n New section describing revision to the list of documents that may be accepted with the I-9 Form.

CHANGES TO IDENTIFYING DATA ON PAYROLL (SB 1618)

n Based on growing concerns about identify theft, by January 1, 2008, employers are required to limit Social Security numbers on itemized payroll statements to no more than the last four digits, or an existing employee identification number other than a Social Security number.

There’s a lot to learn – some of it very good for employers with promising cost-saving implications! You can read more about this legislation at www.leginfo.ca.gov or  www.dol.gov.

Give your TPO consultant a call with questions, and BE SURE TO ATTEND THE MOST INFORMATIVE EMPLOYER SEMINAR OF THE YEAR ON JANUARY 26!

Featuring:  RICHARD J. SIMMONS -
  2005 Employment Law Update

Get a great neurobic workout while getting up to speed with new and updated laws and developments affecting ALL California employers in 2005 with RICHARD J. SIMMONS, a nationally known labor attorney from the Los Angeles law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton!

Special Lunch-Time Keynote Speaker: LEON PANETTA!

A compelling and insightful leadership message on "The Challenges of Leadership in the 21st Century" from LEON PANETTA, Director of The Panetta Institute and former White House Chief of Staff

Informative Break-Out Sessions: Choose 2 out of These 4!

n  DONNA GENETT, Ph.D. author of: "If You Want It Done Right, You DON'T Have to Do It Yourself!"

n  DON NAVA, Motivational Coach: "Inspiring and Sustaining Contagious Camaraderie!"

n  Deb Casados, Organizational Change Expert: "What Was Isn't, What Is Won't Be - CHANGE HAPPENS!"

n  TPO SR. CONSULTANTS: "With All These Leave Rights, Who's Going To Be At Work?!" Managing FMLA/CFRA/PDL & Other Leaves.

Wine and Cheese Social!

Conclude this information-packed day with an enjoyable networking opportunity, while relaxing at the TPO-Hosted Wine & Cheese Social!

In Partnership with:

      

       

        

WHEN:    JANUARY 26th, 7:45am-4:15pm
(Cont. breakfast & lunch included!)

WHERE:  Embassy Suites Hotel Monterey Bay,
1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside

COST:      TPO Members attend FREE*
as part of TPO Annual Membership!

               Non-Members: $249.00

               *Participants above the number of your authorized representatives can attend for just $199 each!

Click here for more information and to register!

6 HRCI Credit Hours

This conference has been approved for 6 credit hours toward PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Do You Use an Outdated TPO Employment Application?

If You Do, We’ll Update It for FREE!

According to SB168, and based on concerns about identity theft, requesting a social security number on a document that is transmitted over the Internet is unlawful (unless the information transmitted is encrypted). Also, although it is lawful to send an application requesting the social security number through the mail in an envelope, there are some potential risks to do so. Our recommendation is to eliminate the request for social security number from the application all together. We want to make sure that all TPO members and clients who have purchased our Application for Employment are complying with this requirement.

As a HAPPY NEW YEAR GIFT to our clients, we will update your customized TPO Application without charge! Simply give us a call and we will gladly produce a brand new version for you. For those of you who'd like to save a tree, we’re pleased to say that the new version is formatted to be completed electronically.

If you don’t have a TPO Application for Employment,
but would like to inquire about purchasing one, just give us a call!

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