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
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
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.