How to Reduce Unwanted Turnover

Reducing turnover is a balance between finding the right talent and retaining that talent.

According to the Center for Nonprofit Management’s (CNM) Southern and Central Compensation and Benefits Report, 36% of participants of the report have trouble retaining their top performers due to their inability to offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Equal Pay in California

California has already prohibited employers from asking applicants for prior salary history information. But on April 9, 2018, the Ninth Circuit issued an equal pay decision that an employer cannot justify a pay difference between male and female employees by relying on prior salary.

I-9 Update

The newest I-9 form has been released! Employers have been patiently waiting for the new form since its expiration date in March, and it is now available. Employers can continue using the current version of the Form I-9 (revision date of March 8, 2013) until January 21, 2017. After this date, all previous versions of the I-9 will be invalid. The new Form I-9 expires on August 31, 2019.

Shift Differentials

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employer is not required to provide shift differential pay. However, if an employer chooses to do so, the differential pay must be included in the regular rate of pay for purposes of calculating overtime. Because shift differential pay is not required, employers are free to establish their own policies on shift differentials as long as they meet minimum wage and overtime law.

Final Paycheck


In California, employees must be paid immediately if they are terminated or laid off. It is illegal to withhold a final paycheck on the condition that an employee must return company property still owes the company money, or needs to turn in an expense report.