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Labor Law Posters Coming Soon

To assist our members with their compliance with State and Federal law, we provide the employee labor law posters for little or no cost.  We have made a bulk purchase of the all-in-one format, which incorporates both State of California and Federal posting requirements.  Each member with employees...Read More

Dec 2019 09 | Posted by liz.smith

Update on Harassment Prevention Training Requirements

Following the passage of SB 1343 (harassment prevention training requirements for employers and supervisors), Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed SB 778, which extends the deadline for compliance by one year - from January 1, 2020 until January 1, 2021. 

For additional information, please see...Read More

Sep 2019 06 | Posted by liz.smith

California Website Compliance - SB 929

In an effort to encourage greater transparency, the State Legislature passed legislation (SB 929) requiring all independent special districts to have a website by January, 2020. These websites must make available specific information including district and board member contact information, board...Read More

Aug 2019 13 | Posted by liz.smith

Online Harassment Training Available Now

As many now know, California passed several anti-harassment laws in 2018. The newly passed SB 1343 requires employers with 5 or more employees to provide harassment training to all employees (both supervisory and non-supervisory) by January 1, 2020. Volunteer fire fighters, part-time employees,...Read More

Jul 2019 17 | Posted by liz.smith

Coming soon:  Harassment Training SOLVED

With the adoption of SB 1343 California now requires employers to provide anti-harassment training for both supervisors (2-hours) and non-supervisors (1-hour). Target Solutions—the online platform that delivers free training for GSRMA members to your closest computer—is in the process of providing...Read More

May 2019 16 | Posted by liz.smith

Cyber Security Training

Technology has revolutionized the way we do business. The variety of threats to our data and computer systems are a real and growing concern. What has your organization done to mitigate these risks? In order to update policies and implement data protection controls to prevent this disruption to...Read More

May 2019 01 | Posted by liz.smith

Free On-line Training

Free On-line Training

The need for training is ever present in our work worlds. Training is mandated or required to maintain compliance, build and refresh skills and/or create awareness to trending topics. Unlike training on expensive new computers or equipment, administering safety programs is...Read More

Feb 2019 21 | Posted by liz.smith

Legislative Update

Happy 2019 GSRMA Members!

The new year is well underway and with it comes some key employment-related bills that have been signed into law. By now, GSMRA members have received Labor Law Posters to have compliant workplace postings, but how about the complete legal update for boards and...Read More

Jan 2019 15 | Posted by liz.smith

2019 Labor Law Posters - Update

We are happy to announce that the 2019 labor law posters will be shipped next week! Depending on the address of your district, they will arrive either via FedEx or USPS. If you do not receive your poster in the next few weeks, please contact our Member Services Department at ...Read More

Dec 2018 19 | Posted by liz.smith

Updates to Prevailing Wage Laws

By Mark R. Velasquez, Esq.

Senate Bill 96 was signed into law on June 27, 2017 and became effective immediately.  The bill makes some changes to prevailing wage including the following:

•   The subcontractor list form submitted by bidders for public works contracts must now include the DIR...Read More

Feb 2018 08 | Posted by liz.smith

IMPORTANT REMINDER: OSHA Form 300A Due Soon

It’s that time of year again -- February 1st marks the deadline to tabulate your annual OSHA Log Summary (OSHA Form 300A) and post it in a common area wherever notices to employees are usually posted. This is the summary only (300A), not the OSHA 300 Form.

The OSHA Form 300A summary must list the...Read More

Jan 2018 02 | Posted by liz.smith

New Laws for 2018 – Legislative Update

Employers take note - there are several new laws on the horizon for 2018 that potentially impact your operations.  Below is a summary of the new laws. Please review each of these laws in greater detail to determine the impact for your organization. 

Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sexual...Read More

Dec 2017 06 | Posted by liz.smith

Labor Law Posters

The 2017 labor law posters have been shipped! Depending on the address of your district, they will arrive either via FedEx or USPS. If you do not receive your poster in the next week, please contact our Member Services Department at memberservices@gsrma.org or call us at 530-934-5633.

To assist...Read More

Jan 2017 04 | Posted by liz.smith

Important Reminder - OSHA Form 300A Due

It’s that time of year: February 1st marks the deadline for you to tabulate your annual OSHA Log Summary (OSHA Form 300A) and post it in a common area wherever notices to employees are usually posted. This is the summary only (300A), not the OSHA 300 Form.

The OSHA Form 300A summary must list the...Read More

Dec 2016 29 | Posted by liz.smith

Important Changes Coming

Federal OSHA has revised requirements for recording and submitting records of workplace injury and illness, and the rule is effective January 1, 2017. Under the new rule, some of the recorded information will be submitted to OSHA electronically for posting to the OSHA website. 

All public entities...Read More

Dec 2016 27 | Posted by liz.smith

12th Annual GSRMA Training Conference a Success!

Another wonderful Golden State Risk Management Authority Annual Conference is in the books!  Although we might be a little biased, we think the 12th Annual GSRMA Training Conference was our best event yet.  This year we introduced a new format for the conference.  A second day of training, in the...Read More

Nov 2016 03 | Posted by liz.smith

GSRMA’s 12th Annual Training Conference

GSRMA’s 12th Annual Training Conference

We are holding our 12th annual training conference on October 20th - 21st at Rolling Hills Resort in Corning. Like our previous conferences, great speakers will present relevant subject matter in an entertaining manner. And this year we are expanding the...Read More

Aug 2016 10 | Posted by liz.smith

SB 272 Updates California Public Records Act with New Mandate

As a July 1, 2016 compliance date comes closer, many public agencies are starting to discuss what this Senate Bill means and how it will affect them. SB 272 requires each local agency, except a local educational agency, to create a catalog of enterprise systems.

An enterprise system is defined as...Read More

Jun 2016 24 | Posted by liz.smith

Labor Law Posters

Each year GSRMA provides our member agencies with an all-in-one state and federal labor law poster.  This year’s posters shipped in January.  If you have not received your poster, please contact our office. 

Please note, there have been revisions to the Pregnancy Disability Leave Notice that was...Read More

Mar 2016 24 | Posted by liz.smith

Tips for a Meaningful Interactive Process

One of the most challenging aspects of being an employer in California, and one that we are constantly asked about through Golden State Risk Management Authority’s HR Hotline program, is navigating the interactive process to determine whether an injured/ill/disabled employee can be reasonably...Read More

Mar 2016 01 | Posted by liz.smith

Affordable Care Act Reporting for Under 50 Employees

Overview

The ACA created two new reporting requirements for calendar year 2015 to be reported in 2016. The reports are the Minimum Essential Coverage report (also known as MEC, the 6055 report or the 1094B and 1095B “B series” reports) and the Applicable Large Employer report (also known as ALE,...Read More

Jan 2016 27 | Posted by liz.smith

Affordable Care Act Reporting for Over 50 Employees

Overview

The ACA created two new reporting requirements for calendar year 2015 to be reported in 2016.This will be an annual requirement with data from the prior year being reported to the IRS and individuals in the first quarter of each year. The reports are the Minimum Essential Coverage report...Read More

Jan 2016 27 | Posted by liz.smith

New Sick Leave Requirements

Gov. Brown signed AB 1522 enacting the “Health Workplaces, Healthy Families” law.  This law makes paid sick leave mandatory for all public and private employers in California, regardless of the number of employees. 

All of your employees—full-time, part-time and temporary—will be eligible for paid...Read More

Sep 2014 19 | Posted by naomi.whatley

Labor Law Changes- It’s Impact on Heat Illness Regulations

There have been changes to the California Labor Code that affect heat illness prevention and cool down recovery periods.  Below please find some important information from Robert Hunt regarding this subject.

All GSRMA members with outside workers already have developed and implemented, with the...Read More

Sep 2014 05 | Posted by naomi.whatley

AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Training & Education Law

Frequently Asked Questions about California’s AB 1825 Sexual

Updated October 10, 2007

1.   Q.  What is California Assembly Bill 1825 (AB 1825)?
       A.  AB 1825 is a law mandating all employers with 50 or more employees to provide
            a minimum of two (2) hours of classroom or other...Read More
Apr 2014 27 | Posted by naomi.whatley

AB 2298 Public Safety Employees

On January 1, 2013 Assembly Bill 2298 (AB 2298) became effective.  All public safety agencies should be aware of this bill.  A recent California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA) Legislative Update provided the following analysis on the potential impact of this bill.  “Do you have any...Read More

Aug 2013 27 | Posted by naomi.whatley