Cal-OSHA Compliance in combination with California Labor Laws is usually a very sore and touchy subject for employers in California.
But not today, Ces Today has some really great news that may almost make your day. Today we are going to give you a list of what you need to do to get and stay in compliance with everything from Labor Laws of California to Hazardous Communications, and of course California OSHA. Imagine what it would be like not to have to stress our every time a new law comes into play. Imagine what it would be like to know that your employee handbook is being updated for you every year without you even having to give it a thought. Now imagine this, note only is your employee handbook, safety program, state and federal posting, along with all the other necessary updates being done for you but in addition to that they are delivered to you ready for your approval.
Here is one reason why all of that is so cool. As employers, all of us really want to be that diligent but today we are wearing so many hats that it is very difficult to pay the proper attention to Human Resources when there are some many pressing things challenging you each and every day. All of the above is one thing that all of our members enjoy. Ah, but the truth is not every employer in California has a membership with California Employers Services...Yet, that being the case I would like to help California Employers understand the basics of what they need to do to make compliance easy for them. Here we go.
The Basics of Cal-OSHA and California Labor Law Compliance made easy.
- Make sure that your state and federal postings are current
- Make sure that your safety program is up to date with the way you actually perform your safety duties.
- Employee Handbooks are as vital to your company as the air that you breathe. Any good Labor Law Attorney will tell you that your companies employee handbook is your first line of defense in the event of an employee lawsuit.
- Safety Training is something that must be done on a regular basis. It is up the management team to make sure employees develop the mindset of think safe and be safe.
- Make sure that you fill out all of the necessary paperwork upon the hiring of a new employee.
- In addition to the above employer’s need a place to call and get help when help is needed, and that is why we provide an employers hotline. If you don’t know exactly what is the best way to fire an employee, or perhaps you are not sure how some of these new laws are affecting you. Employers need someplace they can go and the answers they need when they need them. We have an 800 number that any of our members can call whenever they need help with anything.
Now you have the very basics of what you need to do to be in compliance with Cal-OSHA and California Labor Laws. While the bulleted points and the articles that are attached to those points will help you, they will not be enough. In today’s world employers can not comply if they do not have an OSHA Consulting firm working with them. This is really true even if you have a very small company with just a couple of employees.
There is help one the way.
Below is a list of HR Consulting Services that can assist you, each of them has strengths and weakness but all of them are good. HR Cal-Chamber is very good at providing good and current information. If you want an employee handbook, or a set of state and federal posting you will have to pay extra for those. The same can be said for Pacific Employers out of Visalia when it comes to employee handbooks and safety programs. California Employer’s Services will include in the basic membership the employee handbook and your companies customized safety program as well as your state and federal postings. As I said before all of them are good and will work with you to make compliance easy.
My hope is that 2017 will be the most prosperous year that you have every had. Should you need any help please give us a call, we love questions.