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RGS February Newsletter

RGS eNews Content for February 2020: Support of City ManagersRGS Welcomes the City of Napa as it Newest JPA Member AgencyWorkplace Safety UpdateSalinas Valley Responds to the Sustainable Groundwater Management ActRGS Tapped for US101 OutreachRGS Partners With CSDA to Provide AB 5 ResourceUpcoming Leadership Academies and Conference Attendance Schedule Click to read the full articles: […]

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Workplace Safety Update

Effective January 1, 2020, AB 1805 (and the related AB 1804) made some important workplace safety reporting changes you should know about.  AB 1805 changes two definitions in the Labor Code:  “serious injury or illness” and “serious exposure”. Serious injury and illness is now defined as “requires inpatient hospitalization, for other than medical observation or […]

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Digital Document Efficiency

Simple Solutions for Efficiency Improvement & Environmental SustainabilityHave you ever wasted precious time tracking down a document that was routed or mailed for signature? A global survey of workers and IT professionals by IDC revealed that document challenges account for 21.3% of productivity loss. Employees often can’t find the right documents at the right time […]

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Salinas Valley Responds to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

On September 16, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). SGMA, the single greatest change in California Water Law in 100 years, requires governments and water agencies of high and medium priority groundwater basins to halt overdraft and bring groundwater basins into balance between extraction and recharge. Under SGMA, […]

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RGS January Newsletter

RGS eNews Content for January 2020: Dental Pool Now 24 Agencies StrongAB 5: A Practical Guide for Public AdministratorsTips for an HR Action Plan for Workplace LegislationSuggested Programs for Emergency Management PreparednessUpcoming Leadership Academies and Conference Attendance Schedule Click to read the full articles: RGS January Newsletter

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Tips for an HR Action Plan for Workplace Legislation

Effective January 1, 2020 SB30: Eliminates Same-Sex and Age Requirements for Domestic Partnership This bill removes the requirement that persons be of the same sex or of the opposite sex and over 62 years of age in order to enter into a state-registered domestic partnership. Consequently, employers may have more employees who now qualify for […]

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AB5: A Practical Guide For Public Administrators

Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) is California’s latest workplace legislation on the classification of workers as either employees or independent contractors.  Public agencies should evaluate potential AB 5 impacts on both operations and public policy. Misclassifying employees as independent contractors is common and carries potentially serious consequences for employers. AB 5 has greatly restricted an employers’ […]

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New Legislation Effective January 1, 2020: Lactation Accommodation Requirements (SB 142)

We at RGS wish you well in the New Year.  We hope the following practical ideas on how to approach the new lactation accommodation requirements, effective January 1, will smooth your transition into 2020.  Expanded Lactation Accommodation Requirements – (SB 142):  Employers are currently required to provide break time and spaces for lactation.  This new law expands […]

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RGS December Newsletter

RGS eNews Content for December 2019: CommitmentKensington Fire Protection District Chooses RGSResults are in…How Prepared is Your Agency?Advisor Spotlight: Tina WhiteUpcoming Leadership Academies and Conference Attendance Schedule Click to read the full articles: RGS December Newsletter

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