Live Webcast/Rebroadcast – You watch the course online at the specified date and time shown below. You can ask questions and receive answers during the course.
On-Demand – You watch the course anytime and will have access to the course 24/7. Our On-Demand courses are available within 5-10 business days after the original recording and accessible for one year.
This program was recorded on May 30, 2018
This presentation addresses issues surrounding employee handbooks and policy manuals. We cover parts required by many state and federal laws, such as Equal Employment Opportunity and anti-harassment policies, and the use of handbooks to create affirmative contract rights like at-will status and arbitration. We also discuss pitfalls practitioners can encounter while drafting manuals and other evolving issues, including the National Labor Relations Board’s position on handbooks in non-union workplaces.
Richard Rybicki advises employers on a broad range of labor and employment law issues. He has represented employers, employer associations, and employee benefit plans in courts and administrative proceedings throughout the United States.
Mr. Rybicki’s litigation experience includes harassment, discrimination, retaliation, leave of absence, workplace safety, trade-secret, unfair competition, whistleblower, employee benefit, and individual and class-action wage claims. He has served clients from various industries such as manufacturing, technology, culinary, hospitality, agriculture, winery, construction, transportation, timber, health care, professional services, sales, public entity, and non-profit enterprises.
Mr. Rybicki also practices under state and federal labor relations laws, representing management in collective bargaining, arbitration, and matters before the National Labor Relations Board, the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, and the California Public Employment Relations Board.
2 General Credits
ProLawCLE will seek approval of any CLE program where the registering attorney is primarily licensed with exceptions stated below. Application is made at the time an attorney registers for a course, therefore approval may not be received at the time of broadcasting.
ProLawCLE does not seek approval in the state of Virginia.
Each state has its own governing rules and regulations with regards to CLE courses and formats, therefore please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for further details about your state’s rules. Please visit our State Requirements page for information regarding your state’s CLE requirements and/or contact information for your state bar.
As stated in our Reciprocity Provision, ProLawCLE will grant credit in the following states through reciprocity, therefore direct application will not be made in these states:
AK, AR, CO, FL, ME, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NY, and PR.
ProLawCLE is dedicated to providing quality education from expert speakers and ensuring each attorney receives CLE credit for their participation. If for some reason a particular course does not receive approval in the attorney’s primary state of licensure, ProLawCLE will give credit for a future approved course or give a full refund, if applicable.
Each On-Demand course is available to you for 1 year from date of purchase. Additionally, CLE credit is only available within that year.
- Employee status and at-will language
- Harassment, discrimination and workplace investigations
- Wage and hour classifications and timekeeping
- Employee benefits
- Leaves of Absence
- Paid leave
- Confidentiality and trade secret protection
- Privacy, technology, and use of employer resources
- Workplace safety
- and other important employment policies.