Drafting Effective Employee Handbooks: eProgram (4 Sessions) **CANCELLED**
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Learn why you need a handbook, get sample language for basic policies and discuss ideas for effectively implementing your handbook. Plus, discover practical techniques to use whether drafting or updating.

10/7/2014
When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
From 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Where: Online
Online
Contact: 415-291-1992

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eProgram Details

Qualifies for 4 General Recertification Credits
Registration: Member $195 / General $245 for the entire series

 

Summary

Many employers have ineffective handbooks that expose them to unnecessary legal risks. Your handbook needs to protect your business interests, as well as set standards for your workplace.

Learn why you need a handbook, get sample language for basic policies and discuss ideas for effectively implementing your handbook. Plus, discover practical techniques to use whether drafting or updating. In each of the one-hour sessions, you’ll find out how to:

  • Strengthen your handbook
  • Prevent and defend against employee complaints and lawsuits
  • Comply with federal and state employment laws affecting your business and handbook content

This eProgram meets in four, 60-minute online sessions -- Tuesdays from 11:00am-12:00pm PST.

 

Sessions

October 7
- Learn why you need a handbook
- Avoid 20 common errors when drafting or updating your handbook
- Handbook essentials: At-will, Harassment, EEO, and Workplace Violence Prevention

October 14
- Handbook essentials: Wages, Meal and Rest Periods, Benefits, Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave, Investigations, and Leaves of Absence

October 21
- Handbook essentials: Discipline, Substance Abuse, Language Restriction, Lactation Accommodation, Expenses, Cell phone usage, non-California employees, compliance questions, Acknowledgement clause

October 28
- Handbook essentials: Social Media
- Recent NLRB activity impacting handbooks
- Laws that apply to you based on your number of employees
- Discuss ideas for effective implementation of your handbook

 

About the Presenter

Deanna Mouser has successfully represented employers and has presented practical and energetic workshops on employment matters since 1989.  Ms. Mouser has been an instructor of several HR courses through the University of California Santa Cruz Extension for over twenty years.  She received her J.D. Law Degree from the University of Michigan in 1988 and her Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree from the University of Illinois in 1989.  Ms. Mouser is a partner at Mouser Law Firm and can be reached at (925) 998-9258.

 

Cancellations received less than seven calendar days from the program date are not refundable. If cancellation within seven days of the program is unavoidable, a credit for a future event will be granted, minus a $75 administration fee ($15 for regional meetings). Credits must be used within one year of issue. A substitute attendee is allowed at the applicable NCHRA member/non-member rate in lieu of credit. Separate cancellation policies apply for the HR West Conference and Certification Preparation Courses.