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California’s Updated Paid Sick Leave Law

Your business’s update on the new paid sick leave laws in California.

The California paid sick leave law, named the Healthy Workplace, Healthy Families Act, took effect July 1, 2015. It’s designed to promote a healthy workplace, reduce employee turnover, and increase productivity in the workforce.

Update your business by knowing the ins-and-outs of the new law:

What is it and who is it for?
Any employee who works in California for 30 or more days within a year is entitled to paid sick leave. Employees, including part time and temporary employees, accrue at least one hour of paid leave for every 30 hours worked.

What are employee eligibility requirements for using paid sick leave?
The employee may use accrued paid sick leave beginning the 90th day of employment. They are not required to find a replacement as a condition of using paid sick leave. Sick leave includes the employee’s own or family member’s diagnosis, care or treatment.

If a sick leave or paid time off policy was already in place…?
As long as the employer has a paid leave policy or paid time off policy that meets the law’s leave time requirements, the employer is not required to provide any additional leave.

What are the consequences of noncompliance?
If a company does not comply with the new law they can face Labor Commissioner enforcement measures, including penalty fines.

How can a company enforce compliance?
Display posters on the sick leave policy for your staff, provide written notice to current employees and new hires, show how many hours of sick leave an employee has available on a document or pay stub, and provide the accrued time when requested for the eligible employee.

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9 Habits of Productive People

Being productive is important, especially when you have a full plate on your hands. There are many ways you can increase productivity, but there are some that cohesively stand out among productive people:

  • Take breaks – Productive people take breaks to keep their thoughts fresh and increase concentration.
  • Make your to-do list shorter – Try to get your to-do list done in half the time
  • Put a system in place – Know what you need to do and how much time it will take to do it.
  • Use e-mail wisely – Be courteous and use it for maximum productivity.
  • Use the mornings to get things done – Getting most of your most challenging items done before lunch gives you a clear head for the afternoon.
  • Use 80/20 – Prioritize your tasks so that you get 80% productivity in 20% of the time.
  • Do not multi-task – This hinders more than it helps. Work on one project at a time.
  • Erase laziness from your routine.
  • Make your mornings just for you.

Use these tips to become more productive. For more tips on productivity, check out Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program.

Top 5 Apps to Organize your Busy Schedule

As an entrepreneur, being productive is a must. You need to have effective time management skills and the ability to get things done quickly. There are quite a few organizational apps on the market that can assist and increase productivity. Here are 5 apps to check out:

  • Evernote – this app allows you to sync everything from notes, to-do lists and reminders across multiple devices.
  • SignEasy – For entrepreneurs, this is key. This app allows you to conduct mobile transactions that need a signature right from your technology.
  • Dropbox – Effortlessly keep your documents in the cloud. This program allows you to share and carry your files with you wherever you go.
  • Shoeboxed – This helps you store and organize your receipts all in one place.
  • Outright – this app allows you to organize and keep track of multiple income streams, bank accounts and credit cards.

Using these apps, you will be well on your way to staying on top of your game. For more information, take a look at Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program.