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

Date:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am (continental breakfast will be served

Cost:
No Charge; RSVP is Required

Location:
Courtyard Marriott
600 Esplanade Dr.
Oxnard, CA

Presenter: Karen L. Gabler

Registration Information

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Does your handbook help you or hurt you?

A strategically-sound 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, as well as strategic provisions designed to protect the company from employee claims.

In this informative seminar, employment law attorney Karen L. Gabler will review the most important updates to your employee policies for 2018. Topics will include the following:

  • New language on meal breaks and rest periods
  • Expanded protected categories
  • Mandatory changes to the harassment policy
  • New Parental Leave
  • FMLA/CFRA revisions
  • The employee classification gap
  • Personal communication devices
  • Technology: the employer's nemesis
  • Remembering exempt employees
  • Excused and unexcused absences
  • PTO policies vs. vacation and sick leave policies
  • Day of rest requirements
  • Payroll options (and prohibitions)
  • Local city ordinances
  • Mandatory trade secret language
  • Employee tracking and monitoring
  • Social media issues
  • New hazard communication policies
  • New policy language for substance abuse issues
  • Pet policies
  • Fragrance and scented products
  • Common handbook pitfalls
  • Critical handbook attachments
  • When should you update your handbook?
  • When do you need to translate your handbook?
  • Rolling out the new handbook
  • What if my employee won't sign it?

Note: Due to the popularity of this program and space limitations, attendance is limited to no more than four people per company.