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Employee Handbooks – Part 2 Presented by: Anthony Zaller  Van Vleck Turner & Zaller LLP www.vtzlaw.com California Labor & ...
Employee Handbooks – Part 2 Will Cover: <ul><ul><li>Sexual harassment policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modifying handbo...
Sexual Harassment Policies <ul><li>No requirements to make complaint in writing </li></ul><ul><li>Not recommended to infor...
Right to Modify <ul><li>Need to reserve right to modify </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledgements </li></ul>
Meal and Rest Breaks <ul><li>Employees can sue for up to four years of damages. </li></ul>
Meal and Rest Breaks <ul><li>Employees can sue for up to four years of damages. </li></ul><ul><li>Review policy to make su...
Meal and Rest Breaks <ul><li>Employees can sue for up to four years of damages. </li></ul><ul><li>Review policy to make su...
Leave Policies <ul><li>Vacation </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Days </li></ul><ul><li>Sick Leave </li></ul>
Leave Policies <ul><li>Vacation </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No use-it-or-lose-it policy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>...
Leave Policies <ul><li>Vacation </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Days </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Like vacation time – cannot requ...
Leave Policies <ul><li>Vacation </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Days </li></ul><ul><li>Sick Leave </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50%...
Leave Policies <ul><li>Vacation </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Days </li></ul><ul><li>Sick Leave </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50%...
Policies to Avoid
Policies to Avoid <ul><li>Reductions In Force </li></ul>
Policies to Avoid <ul><li>Reductions In Force </li></ul><ul><li>English Only </li></ul>
Policies to Avoid <ul><li>Reductions In Force </li></ul><ul><li>English Only </li></ul><ul><li>Advances/Loans to Employees...
Translation Issues
Translation Issues <ul><li>Can and should translate handbooks </li></ul>
Translation Issues <ul><li>Can and should translate handbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Should specify that English version contro...
Presented by: Anthony Zaller  [email_address] Blog: www.vtzlawblog.com Van Vleck Turner & Zaller LLP California Labor & Em...
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California Labor & Employment Law Podcast

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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.

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California Labor & Employment Law Podcast

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

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