Your Employee Handbook: A Guide to Legal Compliance, or a Roadmap to Litigation?

Sponsored by:
The Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council

Date:
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Time:
11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Cost:
$25.00 by March 7; $35.00 after March 7. Lunch will be served.

Location:
Courtyard by Marriott
600 Esplanade Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036

Presenters: Karen L. Gabler and Ryan M. Haws

To Register

www.wvceac.net/regform.php
(LightGabler cannot take reservations)

Seminar Description

DOES YOUR HANDBOOK HELP YOU OR HURT YOU?

A high-quality and legally-compliant employee handbook is arguably the most critical document employers can implement to protect a California workplace. To provide the greatest source of information to employees, along with the best protection for employers, employee handbooks should be updated annually to incorporate new legislation and recent case law.

In this informative seminar, employment law attorneys Karen L. Gabler and Ryan M. Haws will review the most important updates to your employee policies for 2014. Key revisions discussed will include the following:

  • Meal and rest periods
  • Expanded recovery breaks
  • Pregnancy Disability Leave
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Vehicle use
  • Emergency Rescue Personnel leave
  • Victims of violent crime
  • Sex harassment
  • At-will acknowledgements -- no longer permitted?
  • Personnel files
  • Social media policies
  • Dress code & grooming policies
  • Suitable seating
  • Translation and benefits disclaimers
  • Insurance coverage under PPACA
  • Handbook acknowledgements
  • Arbitration: yes or no?