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Building the Best Employee Handbook

  • Accountant
  • CMA
  • CPP
  • CPA (US)
  • HRCI
  • SHRM
  • FPC
  • CFIRS
  • CWS

Published: October, 2021

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  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

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

Employment laws are always changing, especially in California. That means businesses should be reviewing their employee handbooks and making any necessary updates.

No matter how large or small your organization might be, you can derive significant benefits from having a well-crafted employee handbook that spells out your policies. The handbook should include both mandatory policies and any recommended policies applicable to your workforce. Your employee handbook is your most valuable tool for communicating your company’s policies, practices, and vision. 

To prepare an effective employee handbook, you need to understand your current policies (both written and oral), past practices, and anticipated future needs. Remember that your handbook is a legal document and must be updated to meet the ever-changing needs of your company and the laws that govern employment practices.

Both California and federal laws apply to California employees, however, California is more restrictive in most areas. California employers have the right to unilaterally change or terminate policies contained in their employee handbooks without having to be concerned about violating an implied contract of employment if they follow certain guidelines.

Certain policies are mandatory and must be included in your employee handbook. For example, California employers must have a written harassment, discrimination, and retaliation prevention policy. Including these policies clarifies employees' rights and obligations, and protects you from potential liability.

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

Major topics covered in this online PDC/RCH 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 in California State that will protect the rights of you and your employees.

Learning Objectives

    • To analyze how to preserve the at-will relationship provided by California law.
    • To discuss ways to communicate expectations and policies to your employees.
    • To explain strategies to ensure compliance with California state and federal wage and hour laws.
    • To evaluate strategies to respond to and defend employee claims in California State.
    • 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 in California State.

    Recommended For

    • This online CPE course is recommended for CPAs, CMAs, Managers, HR Professionals, Compliance Officers, or Managers who want to learn how to craft a handbook of employee policies and procedures in California State that will protect the rights of employees.

    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

    Course Qualification

    Webinar Qualifies For

    • 1 PDC Credit of Business Acumen for SHRM Professionals (Approval No. 22-RQW9Z)
    • 1 RCH Credit of California for Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) (Approval No. 597842)
    • 1 CPE Credit of Business Law for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
    • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
    • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
    • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
    • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
    • 1 RCH Credit for Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) (Approval No. 22CPE024)
    • 1 RCH Credit for Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) (Approval No. 22CPE024)

    Additional details

    • Course Level :
      Basic
    • Credits :
      1
    • Instructional Method :
      QAS Self Study
    • Pre-requisites :
      None
    • Advance Preparation :
      None

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    Presenter

    About Presenter

    Cynthia Flynn

    Managing Partner, Hackler Flynn & Associates

    Cynthia Hackler Flynn is the founder and managing partner of Hackler Flynn & Associates, a Southern California based employment defense law firm. Since starting her practice, she has grown the firm to a team of 9, with each attorney having over a decade of experience. The law firm’s focus is employment law where their mission is to protect and defend entrepreneurs and business owners. Cynthia has been voted as a Super Lawyer every year since 2017 and for the last 3 years, has been named as a Pasadena Top Attorney. 

    About Company

    Hackler Flynn & Associates

    hacklerflynnlaw.com/

    We play a significant role in protecting and defending the backbone of our society - business owners.

    Cynthia Hackler Flynn, Esq. is the founder and managing partner of Hackler Flynn & Associates, a boutique law firm in Greater Los Angeles that focuses on employment law, business litigation and corporate work. Our core focus is to help commercial businesses defend and protect against employment lawsuits.

    What makes us unique:

    As a woman-owned law firm, we are a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). We work around our clients’ busy schedules and make it as convenient as possible for you to meet with us, either through virtual meetings, conference calls or in-person meetings. Our attorneys offer clear guidance that fully prepares you for all possible outcomes, while also addressing your expectations. In addition to addressing the issues at hand, we also provide a global or long-term perspective that helps you prepare for any changes your businesses might encounter.

    In addition to providing expertise in these areas of law, we pride ourselves at being a resource for many of clients’ professional service needs (i.e. CPAs, wealth advisors, bankers, attorneys in other fields, insurance, etc.) through our professional memberships.

    Our goal at Hackler Flynn & Associates is to help you thrive in business with the confidence of knowing that we are looking out for you. Our seven attorneys are always ready to take your calls, as we believe personal attention to our clients’ needs is one of the things that truly set us up apart from other law firms serving Southern California.

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