2014 Employee Handbook and Personnel Policies

Winter 2014: March 6 and 12

March 6, 2014
Pasadena Area
Embassy Suites

March 12, 2014
Orange County
Crowne Plaza
Garden Grove

Richard J. Simmons
& Kate Visosky, Attorneys
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, Los Angeles, California

The 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 430 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 Simmons' New Edition of the EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK AND PERSONNEL POLICIES MANUAL (over 740 pages), which is provided free 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:

  • Family and Medical Care Leave Standards
  • Leave of Absence Laws and Policies
  • Violence Prevention and Workplace Security IIPP Rules
  • 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 2014 Amendments
  • Internet and electronic communications policies
  • Drug and alcohol screening, detection, and prohibition policies
  • COBRA policies
  • New vacation policies
  • Drafting time off and leave of absence policies based on 2014 changes
  • 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

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