Employee Handbooks and Policy Manuals

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Rebroadcast - October 19th, 2018

  • 12:00-2:15pm PST / 1:00-3:15pm MST / 2:00-4:15pm CST / 3:00-5:15pm EST

This program was recorded on May 30th, 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
    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.

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    1. Employee status and at-will language
    2. Harassment, discrimination and workplace investigations
    3. Wage and hour classifications and timekeeping
    4. Employee benefits
    5. Leaves of Absence
    6. Paid leave
    7. Confidentiality and trade secret protection
    8. Privacy, technology, and use of employer resources
    9. Workplace safety
    10. and other important employment policies.

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