Employee Handbook And Personnel Policies Manual (2021)

Employee Handbook And Personnel Policies Manual (2021)

Employee Handbook And Personnel Policies Manual (2021)

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Author: Richard J. Simmons
Publisher: Castle Publications
Edition: Sixteenth
ISBN: 9781940747736
Pages: Over 800

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Description

The Employee Handbook And Personnel Policies Manual is a unique publication by Attorney Richard J. Simmons of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP. It is the first book of its kind — designed for employers throughout the country. It covers the full range of policies included in employee handbooks. It is a one-stop reference manual for personnel policies with guidance on how to draft policies and avoid common pitfalls. The desk manual is an essential reference tool for every HR representative, payroll executive, labor relations consultant, payroll manager, and EEO coordinator.

As an indispensable manual for every HR and law library, it is the best guide to personnel policies in the country. It offers a non-technical review of the laws and regulations governing personnel policies. In addition to 10 chapters discussing the practical and legal concerns in drafting handbooks, the book includes literally hundreds of sample policies.

Among the numerous topics addressed are the following:

  • Medical Leave Of Absence Policies
  • Telework Policies
  • Social Media And Networking Policies
  • Drug And Alcohol Policies
  • Checklists For Policies
  • Employee Classifications
  • Progressive Discipline Policies
  • Vacation And PTO Policies
  • Sick Pay Policies
  • Day Of Rest Rules
  • Sexual Harassment Policies
  • Right To Modify Policies
  • Grievance Procedures And Dispute Resolution
  • Meal And Rest Breaks
  • Contract Issues
  • Employment At Will
  • Pregnancy Leave Policies
  • New CFRA, FMLA & PFL Policies
  • COBRA Notice
  • Kin-Care Designations
  • Violence Prevention Policies
  • Immigration Law Policies
  • Family Leave Policies
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Overtime Policies
  • Internet And Electronic Device Policies
  • Compensatory Time Off Rules
  • Non-Fraternization Policies
  • A Broad Array Of Leaves Of Absence Policies
  • Privacy Issues
  • Right To Access Information Stored In Or Sent By Computers
  • Sample Policies — Over 460
  • Expense Reimbursement Policies
  • Checklists On Legal Considerations
  • Essential Personnel Policies
  • Equal Opportunity Rules
  • Anti-Harassment Policies
  • Standards Of Conduct Policies
  • Cell Phone Policies
  • Reference Request Policies
  • Lactation Accommodation
  • Commitment To The Interactive Process
  • Disclaimers
  • Personnel Files And Records Inspections
  • Uniforms, Tools And Equipment
  • Disciplining Action
  • Progressive Discipline
  • Safety Policies
  • Dress, Grooming And Protected Hairstyles
  • Drug Testing
  • Smoking Policies
  • Acknowledgement Forms
  • Layoff, Furlough And Staff Reduction Policies
  • No-Rehire Policies

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Format

Both, Electronic, Print, Sample Policies (Electronic) plus print version of Manual, Sample Policies plus electronic version of Manual, Sample Policies plus print & electronic versions of Manual

Table Of Contents

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1          INTRODUCTION

1.1                GENERAL SCOPE

1.2                ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF HANDBOOKS

1.3                FORMAT AND STYLE OF HANDBOOKS

1.4                ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL POLICIES

1.5                USE OF DISCLAIMERS

1.6                REVIEW BY LEGAL COUNSEL

1.7                ABBREVIATIONS AND LEGAL CITATIONS

CHAPTER 2          STATE AND FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS

2.1                OVERVIEW

2.2                APPLICABLE LABOR RELATIONS LAWS

2.3                RELATIONSHIP OF OTHER LAWS

CHAPTER 3          HANDBOOK AND POLICIES CHECKLISTS

3.1                SCOPE OF CHAPTER

3.2                SUBJECT CHECKLIST

3.3                LEGAL CHECKLIST

3.4                CHECKLIST ON FORMAT AND STYLE

CHAPTER 4           EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATIONS

4.1                GENERALLY

4.2                COMMON CLASSIFICATIONS

4.3                ADDITIONAL CLASSIFICATIONS

4.4                PROBATIONARY AND INTRODUCTORY EMPLOYEES

4.5                PERMANENT EMPLOYEES

4.6                REGULAR EMPLOYEES

4.7                FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES

4.8                PART-TIME EMPLOYEES

4.9                TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES

4.10               PER-DIEM (“NON-BENEFIT”) EMPLOYEES

4.11               SEASONAL EMPLOYEES

4.12               ON-CALL (“STANDBY”) EMPLOYEES

4.13               EXEMPT AND NONEXEMPT EMPLOYEES

4.14               ANNIVERSARY DATES

4.15               BENEFIT CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 5          COMPENSATION AND PAYROLL PRACTICES

5.1                GENERALLY

5.2                EXEMPT AND NONEXEMPT CLASSIFICATIONS

5.3                OVERTIME POLICIES

5.4                TIMEKEEPING PRACTICES

5.5                OFFICE AND WORK SCHEDULES

5.6                MEAL AND REST PERIODS

5.7                ATTENDANCE AT LECTURES, MEETINGS, AND TRAINING PROGRAMS

5.8                REPORTING-TIME PAY (SHOW-UP PAY)

5.9                MEAL, LODGING, AND TIP CREDITS

5.10               UNIFORMS, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND EXPENSES

5.11               COMPENSATORY TIME OFF PRACTICES

5.12               SHIFT AND WEEKEND DIFFERENTIALS

5.13               EMPLOYEES PAID COMMISSIONS

5.14               PIECEWORKERS

5.15               WAGE AND SALARY REVIEWS

5.16               PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS

5.17               ADVANCES

5.18               DEPOSITS

5.19               GRATUITIES

5.20               WAGE GARNISHMENTS

5.21               PAYROLL PERIODS

5.22               PAYDAYS

5.23               SALARY BASIS POLICY

5.24               SEVERANCE PAY AND PAY IN LIEU OF NOTICE

CHAPTER 6          EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

6.1                INTRODUCTION

6.2                ERISA AND OTHER BENEFIT LAWS

6.3                DRAFTING CONSIDERATIONS

6.4                SPECIFIC TYPES OF DISCRETIONARY BENEFITS

6.5                LEGISLATED BENEFITS

6.6                COBRA – HEALTH INSURANCE CONTINUATION RULES

CHAPTER 7          LEAVES OF ABSENCE

7.1                INTRODUCTION

7.2                PERSONAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE

7.3                MEDICAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE

7.4                NON-MEDICAL LEAVE AND TIME OFF PROTECTIONS

7.5                FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVES

7.6                CALIFORNIA’S PAID FAMILY LEAVE LAW

7.7                ALCOHOL AND DRUG REHABILITATION LEAVES

7.8                SPOUSAL MILITARY LEAVES

7.9                ADDITIONAL LEAVES OF ABSENCE CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 8          PERFORMANCE, DISCIPLINE, AND GRIEVANCES

8.1                GENERALLY

8.2                STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE AND CONDUCT

8.3                SAMPLES OF COMPANY RULES

8.4                PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE

8.5                DOCUMENTATION OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION

8.6                PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEMS

8.7                SECOND-TIER REVIEWS

8.8                GRIEVANCE AND OTHER DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES

8.9                EXIT INTERVIEWS

8.10              INSPECTION OF PERSONNEL FILES

8.11              JOB REFERENCES

8.12              NOTICE OF RESIGNATION POLICIES

CHAPTER 9          LAYOFF AND STAFF REDUCTION POLICIES

9.1                INTRODUCTION

9.2                FORMAL VS. INFORMAL POLICIES

9.3                DEFINITION OF LAYOFF

9.4                CIRCUMSTANCES THAT GIVE RISE TO LAYOFFS

9.5                JOB PRESERVATION FACTORS

9.6                BENEFIT ISSUES

9.7                WORKER ADJUSTMENT AND RETRAINING NOTIFICATION ACT

9.8               ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

CHAPTER 10        SAFETY, EFFICIENCY, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

10.1              INTRODUCTION

10.2              THE PROHIBITION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

10.3              DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ACT OF 1988

10.4              DEFENSE CONTRACTORS

10.5              DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS

10.6              OTHER FEDERAL REGULATIONS

10.7              CALIFORNIA DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ACT OF 1990

10.8              DRAFTING CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICIES

10.9              IMPLICATIONS OF DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION LAWS

10.10            SMOKING IN THE WORKPLACE

CHAPTER 11        SAMPLE PERSONNEL POLICIES

11.1              OVERVIEW

11.2              INTRODUCTORY AND GENERAL INFORMATION POLICIES

11.3              EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORMS

11.4              EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATIONS

11.5              ORIENTATION, TRANSFER, AND PROMOTION POLICIES

11.6              PAYROLL, SCHEDULING, AND OVERTIME PRACTICES

11.7              BENEFITS

11.8              LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICIES

11.9              PERFORMANCE, DISCIPLINE, AND GRIEVANCE POLICIES

11.10             LAYOFF POLICIES

11.11             SAFETY, HEALTH, AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICIES

CASE TABLE

SUBJECT INDEX

About The Author

Richard J. Simmons is a Partner in the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in Los Angeles. He represents employers in various employment law matters involving litigation throughout the country and general advice regarding state and federal wage and hour laws, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, employee discipline and termination, employee benefits, affirmative action, union representation proceedings, and arbitrations. Mr. Simmons received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar and graduated in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He received his J.D. from Berkeley Law at the University of California at Berkeley where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Industrial Relations Law Journal, now the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law.

Mr. Simmons argued the only case before the California Supreme Court that produced a victory for employers and business in 2018. He was recently recognized as the Labor and Employment Attorney of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal and was inducted into the Employment Lawyers Hall of Fame. He has lectured nationally on wage and hour, employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and other employment and labor relations matters. He is a member of the National Advisory Board to the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, published by Berkeley Law at the University of California at Berkeley. He was also appointed by the California Industrial Welfare Commission as a member of three Minimum Wage Boards for the State of California.

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