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2021 Employee Handbook And Personnel Policies

Castle's Seminar Experience
Live Broadcast
03.18.2021 | 9:00am - 4:00pm PST

Richard J. Simmons
Attorney, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter, & Hampton, LLP

Castle Publications is pleased to announce that the upcoming seminar series will be presented live and online. Attendees at Castle's upcoming programs will see and hear Attorney Richard J. Simmons, one of the nation's most highly sought-after speakers and authors on employment law. Showcasing his energetic presentation style, Mr. Simmons will present the upcoming series live via broadcast, while featuring his invaluable Manuals as the program texts for each of the three seminars.

While in-person presentations are not yet available, this will allow Mr. Simmons to replicate his highly attended seminars as closely as possible. This will occur with the benefit of his unique and coveted desk references that will be provided in advance of the sessions. The series will cover emerging issues related to wage and hour, employment discrimination, and employee handbook considerations for employers. Each session will include a discussion of key issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic in the area. The Employee Handbook program will also feature a checklist for COVID-19 workplace policies.

This online seminar will examine the legal and practical issues associated with handbooks and the proper manner of drafting policies that will both implement employers' objectives and safeguard their interests. Numerous kinds of policies will be reviewed and more than 460 sample policies will be provided, including policies on termination, progressive discipline, at-will employment, vacation benefits, leaves of absence, reference requests, and performance evaluations, among others. This program is essential for all employers. You will not want to miss this invaluable workshop.

The seminar features Richard J. Simmons' EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK AND PERSONNEL POLICIES MANUAL (over 780 pages), which is provided, in advance of the program, to all registrants. It is an indispensable resource for employers in all industries.

Among the many subjects that will be discussed in the program are the following:

    • New COVID-19 Workplace Policies
    • Family and Medical Care Leave Standards
    • New Sick Leave and Vacation Policies
    • Leave of Absence Laws and Policies
    • Violence Prevention and Workplace Security
    • Social Media and Networking Policies
    • Benefit disclaimers
    • Meal and rest period policies reflecting new standards
    • Organ and bone marrow donor leaves
    • California's Paid Family Leave Law - SB 1661 and Amendments
    • Internet and electronic communications policies
    • Drug and alcohol screening, detection, and prohibition policies
    • COBRA policies
    • Drafting time off and leave of absence policies
    • Employment discrimination issues
    • Contractual issues
    • Grievance procedures
    • Termination for cause vs. at will
    • Sexual harassment policies -- sample provided
    • Medical leave of absence policies
    • Holiday, sick, and paid time off benefits
    • Reference request policies and releases
    • Questions and answers

MCLE Credit
This activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 6 hours by the State Bar of California. Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

HRCI Credit
The HR Certification Institute pre-approved this activity for 6 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ certifications. The content of the activity submitted has met the criteria of the Approved Provider Program.

SHRM Credit
This program is valid for 6 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM℠ or SHRM-SCPSM℠. 


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