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Why we are here

When an entrepreneur has a vision, builds a business and then becomes so successful they have to hire their first employee, we want to be there to take the reins.   We never want a business owner to lose their passion for what they built and what drove them to begin their business in the first place, especially because of the difficulties of payroll, taxes, insurance and labor laws.  CSL’s purpose is to handle these burdens for business owners so they can thrive within their own vision and purpose. It’s a beautiful thing.

We are all about solutions. Preventing problems from occurring and resolving them when they do. We are so solution oriented that we put it in the name of our business, “CSL Solutions”.

We personally know each and every one of our clients. We build relationships with employers and managers and understand how they want things done. Then, we implement our turn-key customized payroll and HR Services that reflect our clients wants and needs, keeping them safe from liability and in compliance with California labor laws.

Two decades and counting… CSL has managed nearly every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. Essentially, CSL exists to make life easier for employers throughout California. This is what drives our team and is the heart of everything we do.

How it all works

With CSL Solutions, your employees remain, as they are now, your employees. They do become part of a larger group by moving them under the CSL umbrella of coverage. This allows your company to save time, reduce costs, increase benefits and minimize liability. CSL shares the employment responsibility with your Company, allowing CSL to manage all aspects of employee administration while you maintain full control over directing, managing, hiring and compensating your team.

Unlike other large payroll companies who conduct business through call centers, CSL offers a true boutique suite of services, customized and delivered to meet the most critical functions specific to your workforce. We will simplify employee enrollments, process direct deposit payroll and email paycheck stubs, prepare customized employee handbooks and enroll employees in our existing health benefits with enrollments as easy as a click of a button. Bottom line, we provide your business with HR solutions tailored to your business needs.

Our Services

Your local superheroes! Your full-service employer resource!

From Pay checks and direct deposits to handbooks and labor law compliance, we’ll carry the work load for you.

Payroll Administration and Payroll Tax Compliance

Dedicated, hands-on and service oriented payroll professionals who are capable and willing to handle any payroll issue. We work for you.

Human Resources Management

We know California labor law and we are passionate about keeping your business safe and compliant. Our full-service HR department assists will all aspects of HR, from enrollment to separation, CSL is there every step of the way.

Workers Compensation Coverage

Save money and save time. CSL shops for the best rates, reports and pays premiums, prepares payroll data and manages all aspects of claims management. And what about the year-end audit? We do that too!

Benefits & Benefits Management

Enroll into CSL’s existing benefits plans, Kaiser, Anthem Blue Cross, VSP and Premier Access Dental. No need to work with insurance brokers or complete health applications with Covered California. CSL has got you covered.

Labor Law Compliance

CSL is your trusted advisor in building strong employee/employer relationships while helping to bridge any difficult situation that may arise. We provide all the tools you need to stay in California compliance.

Who we are

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Michelle Wightman
Founder & CEO

Michelle founded CSL Solutions in May 1993 and currently serves as the companies CEO. Michelle began her career in 1989 by launching two separate employment companies before venturing on her own in 1993 and forming Certified Staff Leasing, now named CSL Solutions. Michelle and CSL were finalists in the Sacramento Workplace Excellence Awards and ranked in the Top 25 Women in Business 6 years in a row. Michelle loves to cycle and spend time in Lake Tahoe, biking and hiking with her family.

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Vivian Knox
Payroll Manager

Vivian joined CSL in 2003, bringing decades of payroll experience from various companies. Vivian manages payroll operations and payroll tax compliance for hundreds of businesses throughout California, while making time to provide customer care at the highest level. Her expertise includes job costing reports, prevailing wage payroll and commissioned pay schedules. Viv is an avid jazz fan and enjoys spending time with her family.

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Trista Harman
HR Manager

Trista joined the CSL team in 2008, bringing with her over 14 years HR Management experience. Trista leads the Human Resource department, ensuring compliance with all federal and state employment laws. She is specialized in assisting clients with day to day employee matters, new hiring, benefit enrollment, conflict resolution and implementing new HR initiatives. Trista teaches Jazzercise and love to spend time with her husband and teenage daughter.

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Bailey Jorgeson
Office Manager

Bailey joined CSL in 2012 and currently serves as CSL’s “Rock Star” Office Manager. Bailey is CSL’s client liaison and customer service specialist, assisting with Workers Compensation renewals, certificates and audits. Her exceptional management abilities brings CSL to a level of efficiency with everything they do. Bailey enjoys the outdoors and going to rock concert’s

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Fair Oaks, California.
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