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Part 2 - Employee handbooks for California Employers. Discussing employment policies on sexual harassment, meal and rest breaks, vacation and leave, and policies to avoid.

Part 2 - Employee handbooks for California Employers. Discussing employment policies on sexual harassment, meal and rest breaks, vacation and leave, and policies to avoid.

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    California Labor & Employment Law Podcast California Labor & Employment Law Podcast Presentation Transcript

    • Employee Handbooks – Part 2 Presented by: Anthony Zaller Van Vleck Turner & Zaller LLP www.vtzlaw.com California Labor & Employment Law Podcast
    • Employee Handbooks – Part 2 Will Cover:
        • Sexual harassment policies
        • Modifying handbooks
        • Meal and rest breaks
        • Leave Policies
        • Policies to Avoid
        • Translations of handbooks
    • Sexual Harassment Policies
      • No requirements to make complaint in writing
      • Not recommended to inform employees that it is improper to make false complaints.
    • Right to Modify
      • Need to reserve right to modify
      • Acknowledgements
    • Meal and Rest Breaks
      • Employees can sue for up to four years of damages.
    • Meal and Rest Breaks
      • Employees can sue for up to four years of damages.
      • Review policy to make sure it complies with CA law.
    • Meal and Rest Breaks
      • Employees can sue for up to four years of damages.
      • Review policy to make sure it complies with CA law.
      • Implement complaint procedure.
    • Leave Policies
      • Vacation
      • Personal Days
      • Sick Leave
    • Leave Policies
      • Vacation
          • No use-it-or-lose-it policy
          • “ Reasonable Cap” – 1.7 times annual accrual
      • Personal Days
      • Sick Leave
    • Leave Policies
      • Vacation
      • Personal Days
          • Like vacation time – cannot require employee “use-it-or-lose-it”
      • Sick Leave
    • Leave Policies
      • Vacation
      • Personal Days
      • Sick Leave
          • 50% rule/ “Kin Care”
    • Leave Policies
      • Vacation
      • Personal Days
      • Sick Leave
          • 50% rule/ “Kin Care”
          • Can be use-it-or-lose-it (must specify in handbook)
    • Policies to Avoid
    • Policies to Avoid
      • Reductions In Force
    • Policies to Avoid
      • Reductions In Force
      • English Only
    • Policies to Avoid
      • Reductions In Force
      • English Only
      • Advances/Loans to Employees
            • Cannot require “balloon” re-payments.
    • Translation Issues
    • Translation Issues
      • Can and should translate handbooks
    • Translation Issues
      • Can and should translate handbooks
      • Should specify that English version controls
    • Presented by: Anthony Zaller [email_address] Blog: www.vtzlawblog.com Van Vleck Turner & Zaller LLP California Labor & Employment Law Podcast