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Building the Best Employee Handbook

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Overview

  • Developing Your Policies and Procedure
    2 mins
  • Strategies to avoid modifying at-will status
    26 mins
  • Compliance with California Employment Law
    29 mins
  • Ten Most Common Handbook Mistakes
    38 mins
  • Employment Attorney
    48 mins

Course Description

A Guideline for Employees, or a Goldmine for Plaintiffs’ Attorneys?

An employee handbook is a great way to help with the onboarding process in your organization. A well-designed and engaging employee handbook is a brilliant touchstone for new hires and existing employees to draw information from at their own pace. Your employee handbook is your most valuable tool for communicating your company’s policies, practices, and vision.

There are numerous legal considerations associated with the design, adoption, and implementation of employee handbooks. Employee handbooks are subject to numerous legal requirements as well as federal and state labor laws. Other laws may factor in as well, including laws related to employee classification, employee leave, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurances/benefits, disability, and more. 

When done right, employee handbooks are invaluable. They provide employees with important information about a company, its practices, and the working environment. They also help protect employers legally by setting clear expectations and standards that employees must comply with. Done wrong, employee handbooks can harm you. 

An outdated, poorly written, template-based handbook will inevitably lead to confusion, mismanagement, and lawsuits. Really, we see it every day!

Join our speaker Cynthia Flynn for this CPE webinar as she will focus on best practices for developing and updating handbooks, and will also examine strategies and approaches. 

Major topics covered in this online Business law CPE course:

  • Handbook objectives.
  • Contents every handbook should have.
  • Practical handbook guidelines•Common mistakes and legal pitfalls.
  • Recent, new, and revised policies.
  • Policies requiring special attention.
  • Strategy: Less is more.
  • Strategy: Who should write/revise your handbook.
  • Strategy: Legal review.
  • Strategy: Your handbook and employee engagement.
  • Your questions and concerns.


In this practical CPE webinar, you will learn how to craft a handbook of employee policies and procedures that will protect the rights of you and your employees.

Learning Objectives

  • To discuss how to preserve the at-will relationship provided by California law.
  • To discuss ways to communicate expectations and policies to your employees.
  • To analyze strategies to ensure compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws.
  • To evaluate strategies to respond and defend employee claims.
  • To develop and implement procedures that reduce confusion and avoid lost employee time spent on Human Resources issues.
  • To discuss the top ten mistakes businesses, make when crafting an employee handbook.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Assistant Controllers
  • Business Owner
  • CEO
  • CFO/Controller
  • Compliance Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial Accountant
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • HR Professionals
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Young CPA