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Ask HR: Implementing Dress Code.

in News and Features

Dear HR: Summer is here – I’m wondering about implementing a company dress code. Some of my female employees show up in flip flops, tops with spaghetti straps and low cut shirts. A few male employees come in wearing casual shorts and sandals with socks. (Yes, sandals with socks!) May I require my employees to present/dress themselves in a professional manner, since we all interact with the public?   HR Answer: As an employer, you may determine your organization’s dress code. Just make sure that you apply it in a non-discriminatory manner; and there is a bona-fide business reason—such as conducting business in the public eye; or you need a dress code for safety concerns. Keep in mind; you may need to make an exception when reasonable, to accommodate an individual’s sincerely held religious belief or medical issue (shorts when leg is in a cast). You are correct in being concerned: the impression your employee’s give your customers is the lasting impression your customers have of your organization! Let us know if you need assistance establishing and enforcing your new dress code...

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7/01/2017: New California Labor Regulation

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New California Labor Regulation July 1st often represents a busy date for new labor/human resource regulations in California. This year, however, there appears to be only one which is widely applicable. Law # AB2337 – Notification for Abuse/violence/Sexual Assault Victims On July 1 the law requires employers who have 25+ employees to provide notice in writing on the rights of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking to take protected time off for medical treatment and/or legal proceedings. The California Department of Labor has until July 1 to develop a form that is required to be distributed to new hires and upon request by any employee.   As of this writing, the form is not yet posted on the DOL’s website. Best practice will be to hand this new form out to all employees once that form exists, and then to new hires and as requested after that.   REGULATION CHANGES for Nail salons, Private Schools There are also new California labor/human resource regulations specific to nail salons and private schools. If your organization is one of these, feel free to contact Michael Kraft at...

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Entry-level Geotech Engineer

in Job Postings

We’ve got a great career opportunity for someone entering, or relatively new in, the field of geotechnical engineering. This person will assist with project development, management, and execution; and client interaction. Project scopes vary from modest municipal projects to critical structures in very dynamic geologic environments. The company provides a strong compensation and benefits package, with excellent opportunities for advancement within their multiple-location structure. To apply, visit http://sequoiapersonnel.com/for-job-seekers/ and fill our two-page...

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Planner

in Job Postings

Sequoia Personnel Services has an excellent opportunity for a Planner in beautiful Humboldt County. You will provide company-wide planning assistance/coordination, including with grant procurement and administration primarily for municipal clients, but will also provide support for private development projects. A four year degree in Planning, Environmental Science, Geography or a related field and 2-3 years of experience in planning is preferred. Experience with CEQA/NEPA is also preferred. Salary is $16 to $20 per hour, with a strong benefits package. To apply, visit http://sequoiapersonnel.com/for-job-seekers/ and fill our two-page application, then email Michael at...

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Architect

in Job Postings, Uncategorized

If you’re an architect looking to work for one of the coolest and most dynamic companies in Humboldt County, this position could be for you. You will be a member of a growing design team that develops legacy projects in communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. A bachelors degree in architecture, 2 years of experience in the field and licensing in California (or in process) are required. The ideal candidate is functionally as well as artistically capable, excels at concept and project development, is experienced with current design technologies and platforms, can contribute to construction documents, and is excellent at both individual and collaborative work.  Entry-level/non-licensed candidates would start at $23 – $25/hour, while more experienced/licensed candidate would earn $48,000 – $68,000 DOE. To get started, fill out our application on line at http://sequoiapersonnel.com/for-job-seekers/ and email Michael at...

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