Personnel and Employer-Employee Relations Policies and Employee Handbooks
By virtue of the public agency background of members of the firm, we have extensive experience in developing local agency Employer-Employee Relations Resolutions/Ordinances and personnel policies and procedures. A firm partner developed the League of California Cities Sample Employer-Employee Relations and Personnel Policies and Procedures Ordinances. The firm does extensive work in reviewing agency civil service/personnel policies and rules to assure continuing consistency with the ever-changing dictates of discrimination and affirmative action, labor relations and other employment related laws, court decisions and administrative regulations.
We work with schools and colleges to audit both their employee and student handbooks. Additionally, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore has partnered with the Community College League of California, to provide a Board Policy and Administrative Procedure Service. The Service is designed to assist districts in maintaining up-to-date Board Policy and Administrative Procedure manuals, by offering sample policies and checklists for procedures that implement board policies that are either legally required, legally advised, or suggested as good practice. The service also provides regular updates reflecting changes in laws, regulations, and other standards.
Fair Labor Standards Act
The concept of creating an FLSA audit arose as a result of our representation of numerous public agencies in FLSA litigation. We recognized that there are so many nuances to the FLSA for public sector employers that compliance cannot be determined by casual observation. An in-depth investigation and analysis is necessary to ensure full compliance with the law. Our firm has developed an FLSA audit protocol to evaluate whether a public agency is in compliance with the various provisions of the FLSA. The audit process we designed includes thorough investigation and analysis and practical recommendations to achieve such compliance.
Additionally, the firm publishes a comprehensive guide, "Fair Labor Standards Act: A Public Sector Compliance Guide," that serves as a reference to agencies across the country.
To learn more about the FLSA audits, log onto www.FLSAaudit.com where you can find detailed information about what an FLSA audit entails.