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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

No charge to attend (RSVP is required). Continental breakfast will be served.

Oxnard Courtyard Marriott
600 Esplanade Drive
Oxnard, CA

Presenter: Karen L. Gabler and Ryan M. Haws, Employment Law Attorneys at LightGabler.

Registration Information

There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required.

To register, call 805.248.7098 or send an email to .


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 employment policies for this year. Key revisions discussed will include the following:

  • Meal and rest periods
  • Expanded recovery breaks
  • Pregnancy Disability Leave -- changes to the four-month standard
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Vehicle use
  • Emergency Rescue Personnel leave
  • Expanded coverage for victims of violent crime
  • Sex harassment
  • At-will acknowledgements -- no longer permitted?
  • Personnel files -- they get more than you think!
  • Social media policies and developing technology
  • Dress code & grooming policies
  • Suitable seating -- more cases on the horizon
  • Translation and benefits disclaimers
  • Insurance coverage under PPACA
  • Handbook acknowledgements -- why they are getting longer
  • Arbitration: yes or no?

To enable us to plan for your attendance, please rsvp at least 24 hours in advance. If you reserve a spot and then later find that you are unable to attend, please inform us in advance so that we may offer your seat to someone else.