Essential California Employment Policies & Procedures

Recorded Session
60 Minutes


    California employment laws are some of the strictest in the nation.  Combined with federal laws, rules and regulations, an employer with California-based employees, faces a maze of requirements that need to be committed to a policy scheme to protect the employer and business – large or small. This course will instruct the student in the most essential policies and procedures as they relate to both California and federal law.  The specific employment law will be explained along with the principles for drafting a policy and procedure handbook or scheme that address issues important to employers in California. 

Learning Objectives

    • Drafting Considerations
    • Critical California Rules and Regulations
    • Notice and Implementation of Policies
    • Application of Policies – Matching Legal Requirements to Policy Statements
    • Which Policies Are the Most Critical
    • Policy Enforcement

Why Should You Attend?

    If you are tasked with designing and implementing and/or amending the company employee manual, or advising on which policies are essential in the operation of a business in California, then you should attend this training.

Area Covered

    • Interviewing and Pre-Hiring
    • Hiring and Retention Policies and Procedures
    • Attendance Policies
    • Health Care Policies
    • Information Technology Policies
    • Substance Abuse Policies
    • Leave Policies
    • Accommodation Policies
    • Termination Policies

Who will benefit?

    All companies with employees in California or locations in California

Webinar Option
Downloadable Recorded Session
Training CD

Speaker Profile

ins_img Melvin K. Patterson

Melvin K. Patterson, an attorney licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in California, is General Counsel to the Cedrus Group, a family of international financial services firms with offices around the globe. He is a member of the Labor & Employment Section of the California State Bar and has been admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California as well as the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. Mr. Patterson is experienced in Labor and Employment litigation and transactional matters in the U.S., Asia and the U.K. He has designed internal …