2013 Minimum Wage Rates & Poster Links. San Jose, CA Joins the list March 11

On March 11, 2013 the city of San Jose, CA implemented a minimum wage rate of $10.00 per hour, joining 10 states and two other cities that on January 1, 2013 increased their minimum wage rates.  Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and the city of San Francisco all increased […]

2013 IRS Mileage Deduction Rates

In case you missed it, on Jan. 1, 2013 the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) changed to: 56.5 cents per mile for business miles driven. 24 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes. 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations. […]


Do you have your Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 300A posted?  Should you?  Covered employers are required to post the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses in their workplaces from February 1 until April 30, each year. Form 300A reports the employer’s total number of deaths, missed workdays, job transfers or restrictions, and injuries and illnesses […]

Living Opportunities – A Distinctive Employment Resource

I often have the privilege of sharing resources with my clients, colleagues and the business community that benefit everyone involved.  This month’s highlighted resource is Living Opportunities and the services they offer area employers. Living Opportunities, Inc. is a Rogue Valley not-for-profit service agency providing residential and vocational support to people with cognitive disabilities.  Our […]

NLRB Workplace Poster Requirement Delayed Again

Two courts have again forced a delay to a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) deadline requiring a new NLRB poster mandate regarding employee’s rights to unionize it has been trying to put into effect and enforce on most U.S. businesses.  The latest missed deadline was April 30, 2012. This time, on April 13th the District […]