BASIC LEGAL COMPLIANCE OPTION

 

1. COMPANY HANDBOOK

Under the Basic Legal Compliance Option, the employer receives a current employment handbook that is compliant with California and Federal law. 

The first section of the employment handbook contains a comprehensive list of required and recommended employment policies and practices that comply with both California and Federal law.  Polices in this section include but are not limited to Equal Employment Opportunities; Prohibited Harassment; Meal and Rest periods; Overtime; Prohibited Retaliation; Open Door Policy; Mandatory Meetings and Training; Employment Classifications; Personnel Records; Expense Reimbursement; Punctuality and Attendance; Company Property and Facilities; and Terminations.

The second section of the Company Policy Handbook contains employee benefits and leaves of absence.  Benefits described in this section include, but are not limited to, Vacation, Sick Leave, Holidays and Insurance Benefits. This section also includes all leaves of absence policies and leave-related notices required under California and Federal law. 

The final section of the handbook contains policies pertaining to standards of conduct, which include but are not limited to Confidential Information; Customer Relations, Prohibited Conduct; Personal Standards; Safety, Drug and Alcohol and Corrective Action.


2. BASIC-LEVEL CUSTOMIZATION

Basic-level customization begins with a 45-minute phone consultation during which the employer is asked to relate basic business information, such as the number of employees and information about benefit policies. 

Certain California and Federal laws apply to your businesses depending on whether you have fewer than five, fifteen, twenty-five or fifty employees. Under this package, your employment handbook is customized to include the California and Federal laws applicable to your business based on your number of employees. Under this package, a customized sick leave and optional vacation policy are included.  You may also elect for us to customize a holiday policy.  If you have a current health insurance policy in place, we will also include a brief description of eligibility and a couple of notices pertaining to increased premium rates and continuing coverage.

At an additional cost, employers may elect to combine sick leave and vacation into a compliant Paid Time Off (PTO) policy that satisfies the requirements of both sick leave and vacation laws.


3. CONTINUING LEGAL COMPLIANCE PROGRAM  

Employers who purchase any one of our Basic, Standard or Preferred Legal Compliance Options are eligible to participate in our continuing legal compliance program. At a monthly flat rate based on employer size, employers receive:

  • An allotment of up to two hours of attorney consultation and/or research time
  • A comprehensive yearly handbook update incorporating all new state and federal laws and
  • Guaranteed seating at our Employment and Labor Law Updates Seminar at the start of each year
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basic Legal Compliance Option: $250

 

Legal consultation exceeding the scope of basic-level handbook customization information exchange is available on request at the attorney's hourly rate. Multi-state handbook preparation is also available. Please contact us for additional information.