Small Business Employers gain a competitive edge with “hands on” HR Consulting services. Employment laws are complex, tend to favor employees in California and are very costly to defend. Realizing the struggle of small business employers to comply with the laws, manage a workforce and sustain a profitable business, employment law attorney, Chuck Farrar, offers his clients the “hands on, real time” HR Consulting Services of Janice Knight, Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR and SHRM-SCP) to assist in the development of HR best practices, practical risk management strategies and customized drafting and implementation of cost-effective HR policies, practices and tool kits.
With over 25+ years of senior HR experience, in multiple private industries, Janice Knight has helped hundreds of California small business employers with her HR Consulting Services. With Janice’s help, California small business employers have learned to navigate the employer-employee maze, enhance employee engagement and find peace of mind. Janice Knight works in collaboration with attorney Chuck Farrar, under his direct supervision, to help small business employers sleep at night.
- Customized Legally Compliant Employee Handbooks
This attorney-client privileged discussion and development of a legally compliant handbook, customized to the client’s industry, employer size and client’s needs, will provide the small business employer with practical, legal policies that communicate clearly, and provide management/owners with a thorough understanding of why and how to enforce and implement the handbook. HR Consultant is also available to conduct Employee Handbook Implementation Meetings. Customized forms to support handbook policy implementation are also provided.
- “Real-Time” Advice and Counseling for Employee Relations, HR Strategies or Compliance Issues
The best advice is asked for before there is a crisis. Clients are encouraged to call before taking an employment action to share what they desire to do, explore “what-if” scenarios and come up with a strategy that reduces risks. Services are billed at the firm’s hourly rates, with a half-hour minimum increment. Clients with Client Engagement Agreements are billed in six-minute increments for actual time spent. California small business owners who want to ensure access to HR and legal services on a priority basis are encouraged to schedule an appointment to set up a Client Engagement Agreement.
- Creating Respectful Workplaces: Harassment Prevention Sensitivity Training & Coaching
The #MeTo Movement has ignited a fire under employers who turn their heads to bullying, abusive conduct and harassment in the workplace. We provide live, interactive harassment prevention workshops that focus on respectful behaviors, implicit bias, bullying, abusive conduct, illegal conduct and active bystander training. We also provide one-on-one coaching for individuals who need to be sensitized to the impacts of their behaviors and the consequences, both personally and legally, and provide tools to educate and change behaviors.
- Compliance Audit with Employment and PAGA (Private Attorney General Act) Laws
This attorney-client privileged legal audit includes review of 1) employment documents (recruiting, new hire paperwork, handbooks and manuals, employment contracts, classifications, etc.), 2) actual HR practices, 3) compliance with labor laws, 4) recommendations for improvement and 4) strategies for becoming compliant.
- Recruiting, Selection, Hiring and Orienting New Hire
Our HR best practices include help with developing policies, procedures and forms to ensure you attract qualified applicants, hire the best employees and engage them in your company right away. Eliminate discrimination claims with well- developed Recruiting, Selection and Hiring policies, Job Descriptions and forms such as Employment Applications, Evaluations of Candidate Interviews, Structured Interview Questions, Offer Letters, New Hire Orientation Checklists.
- Safety Programs, including Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP)
Many California small business employers buy off-the-shelf federal OSHA programs thinking they are in compliance, not realizing that the agency with the higher protection standards for employees will prevail. See Greater Levels of Protection with Cal-OSHA comparison chart: https://www.dir.ca.gov/Fact_Sheet.pdf. We work with private small business employers to develop a written Safety Program that is compliant with both Cal-OSHA and Federal OSHA standards.
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Law Office of Chuck Farrar
140 Litton Drive, Ste. 200
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-0800- Chuck
(530) 273-0700- Janice
HR Consulting Services are supervised and directed by the employment attorney, Chuck Farrar, and provided for California small business owners by Janice Knight, a senior human resources professional, certified by the Society for Human Resources Society (SHRM-SCP) and the HR Certification Institute (SPHR) since 1999.