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NEW YEAR POLICY CLEAR

Employee Handbook & Forms for 2021

Change is a constant, particularly on required and recommended workplace guidelines and protocols.

Our 2021 updates include new and revised policies on COVID-19, family-related leaves, independent contractor definition, and much more.

Updated Policies for 2021:

  • Workforce pandemic recovery and prevention measures;
  • Paid sick leave benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and related federal and California directives;
  • Employment application and accompanying job description template (including key requirements for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and California’s constitutional privacy protections);
  • Pre-employment protocols (properly positioning the process to meet changing legal requirements);
  • Employment agreement (including confidentiality/non-disclosure of company trade secrets);
  • Alternative dispute resolution agreement (also properly setting terms to match changing standards for private mediation and arbitration in lieu of court action);
  • Meal and rest period acknowledgments (confirming employer provision of required breaks); and
  • Termination policy, checklist and standard release (to be applied as appropriate for full transition and greater protection against later, preventable suits).

Comprehensive 2021 model employee handbook includes, for example:

  • Conditions of company employment, including mutual “at will” termination rights;
  • Discrimination and harassment, prevention and handling (including new standards stemming from government response to COVID-19 conditions);
  • Employee compensation;
  • Employee benefits;
  • Employee job performance;
  • Limits of employee privacy, including valid employer access to employee-maintained databases and social media guidelines;
  • Paid and unpaid leaves;
  • Workplace health and safety;
  • Job-related injury or illness, including prevention plan priorities; and
  • Drug and alcohol policy, including testing and violations procedures and standards.

CONTACT US TO ORDER NOW

To order or for more information, contact Office Manager Aimee Rosales at 626.583.6600 or email her at officemgr@tbowleslaw.com.

January, 2021