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Building the Best Employee Handbook

  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • HRCI
  • SHRM

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

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An outdated, poorly written, template-based handbook will inevitably lead to confusion, mismanagement, and lawsuits.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.

Recommended For

  • This online CPE course is recommended for CPAs, CMAs, Managers, HR Professionals, Compliance Officers, or Managers engaged in looking after various applicable employment laws and regulations in the organization.

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 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Business Law for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 RCH Credit for HRCI Professional (Approval No. 583237)
  • 1 PDC Credit of Business Acumen for SHRM Professionals (Approval No. 21-EXVZN)

Presenter

About Presenter

Cynthia Flynn

Founder 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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