Employee Handbooks: 2018 Update on Key Issues

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Live Webinar | CEU Approved

  • 60 minutes

An organization’s Employee Handbook serves as the roadmap to the tenor of the company and can serve as a defense to many common legal claims. A strong handbook in conjunction with regular employment practices audits will help to safeguard your organization from many areas of exposure. This webinar is essential for anyone tasked with the management or implementation of human resources function of any type of organization.

In this webinar expert speaker Jennifer Komsky will help attendees to learn an arsenal of proactive steps they can take from the time of an employee’s first day to mitigate the risk of employment litigation in California’s ever-changing legal landscape.

Session Highlights:

  • What is the purpose and benefit to the employer in having an Employee Handbook?

  • Which employment policies are “must-“haves” to be included in an Employee Handbook?

  • Which employment policies, while not mandatory, are nonetheless highly recommended to be included in an Employee Handbook?

  • How can the employer ensure compliance with its policies and procedures?

  • What is the purpose and benefit to an employment practices audit?

  • How often should a company conduct an employment practices audit and by whom should it be done?

Why You Should Attend:

Too many employers bury their head in the sand when it comes to labor and employment laws. This session will provide employers with the tools they need to ensure compliance with the ever-changing landscape of employment laws. The presentation will include guidance on whether certain regulations apply to your business and different ways of implementing changes to provide the least possible disruption to your business.

Who Should Attend:

  • Benefit Compliance

  • Business owner

  • Human resources professional

  • any other individual charged with ensuring compliance with California labor and employment laws.

Ask your question directly from our expert during the Q&A session following the live event.

Jennifer Komsky

Jennifer Komsky

Jennifer is an employment law specialist, representing employers in all phases of litigation before State and Federal Courts as well as administrative agencies, including the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She serves as a reliable advisor to human resource professionals and business owners, providing ongoing counseling and guidance on company policies and personnel matters. She also conducts workplace investigations and provides training to individuals and large groups in areas of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, employee classification, disability accommodation, and wage and hour compliance.

Jennifer received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1997. She attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 1994.

Jennifer was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1997 and is admitted to practice in all districts in California for the United States District Courts and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jennifer is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She also serves as Chair of the Personnel Committee for a local non-profit. Jennifer’s experience in all aspects of employment law covers virtually every industry, including non-profits and businesses ranging from small, family-run companies to nationwide and global corporations.

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This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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