California Workplace Solutions
Our Workplace Solutions Division is committed to helping employers stay in compliance with the ever-changing California labor laws and use the finest workplace practices. We want business owners to prevent claims whenever possible and protect their assets.
EMPLOYER COUNSELING. Our team offers employer counseling on an as needed basis, or monthly with our streamlined Workplace Solutions Program. This Program offers priority assistance to employers to help reduce the risk of common employee lawsuits and other claims, for a flat monthly fee.
We typically offer employer representatives such as owners and managers:
- Consulting and training on all aspects of the employment relationship, as issues or questions arise;
- Support and guidance on company decisions regarding sensitive employee relations matters such as hiring, job performance, management, attendance and time off/leave issues, employee grievances, progressive discipline, and terminations;
- Coaching on when and how to conduct internal investigations;
- Preparation or revision of unique forms, notices and other documents for personnel actions; and
- Creation of effective steps to handle crises, claims, government audits and other unanticipated events.
EMPLOYER DOCUMENTS. We provide employee handbooks, policies, contracts, personnel and disciplinary forms, and correspondence to help reduce employer liability.
Our Employee Handbooks are customized to help businesses maintain compliance with the latest employment laws, to educate staff, and to reduce liability. The Employee Handbook Package includes: one (1) customized Company Handbook tailored to the Client’s industry, needs and specific workplace policies and procedures, plus over 39 tailored Personnel Forms. Our Handbook Packages are available in English and Spanish. Click here to request more information.
Annual updated Handbooks are highly recommended as they incorporate new laws and provide a timely review of existing handbook policies. We offer a reasonable annual fee for our Handbook Package update. Click here to request more information.
We also developed our own COVID-19 Prevention Program, including our supplemental IIPP (Injury Illness Prevention Program) binder and video with mandatory employee training, to satisfy the recent requirements of the Department of Industrial Relations. As of December 1, 2020, DIR regulations require every business with one or more employee in California to have this Program in writing and available on site for inspection by government agents. Click here to request more information.
CRITICAL WORKPLACE TRAINING. Our legal staff provides the critical training employers must have all employees attend under California law.
Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention Training. As of January 1, 2021, an employer having five or more employees must provide at least two hours of classroom or other interactive training and education regarding Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention to all supervisory employees and at least one hour of classroom or other interactive training and education on those topics to all nonsupervisory employees, within six months of their hire date. We offer onsite or offsite training for both managerial and non-managerial employees. Click here to request more information.
COVID Prevention Program Training and Implementation. As noted above, as part of our flat fee COVID-19 Prevention Program, we provide video training for all employees and a guide to auditing and implementing necessary COVID policies, procedures, personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfecting, reporting, etc.
EMPLOYER REPRESENTATION AND DEFENSE. Our Workplace Solution Division assists employers regularly with:
- Responses to Employee Records Requests
- Responses to Demand Letters
- Government Agency Issues, Inquiries, Hearings, Audits and Assessments
- Forms/Complaints/Answers and Affirmative Defenses
- Mediations and Arbitrations
- Other Pre-Litigation Matters
Call us today for counsel on employment-related issues or to discuss how we can help you create business documents, including contracts, business handbooks, and training manuals, that will help you establish beneficial relationships with your workers. Following the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, our attorneys have worked with businesses to establish best practices and office standards so that those employers can return to work without exposing themselves to new and unprecedented legal risks. Call us at 760-779-1313 for a consultation with one of our employment law attorneys.