Addressing Workplace Violence

This workbook examines appropriate steps that you can take to minimize the potential for violent episodes at work - and how to respond to violence when it does occur.

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Advanced Fair Labor Standards Act

Before an entity attempts to comply with the FLSA with respect to a particular individual or class of individuals, the entity should first determine whether the FLSA even covers the individual or class in question; that is, whether the individual is considered to be an employee under the Act.  While most workers are covered as employees, there are certain classes of individuals who are not considered employees.  Volunteers and independent contractors are not covered by the Act.  In addition, trainees and certain elected officials, their staff, and certain employees of legislative bodies are also not covered by the FLSA.

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An Agency's Guide to Employee Retirement

Public sector pensions are increasingly in the spotlight. News stories, magazine articles, court cases, and even ballot initiatives, all discussing the state of public sector pensions – Are they too lucrative? Are they sustainable? Are defined benefits a good idea? All questions that are being debated in the court of public opinion, especially as public agencies struggle with increasing deficits and decreasing revenues. How to address these increasing costs can be a workbook in and itself. However, before an agency can look at making changes to benefits, it needs to understand the dynamics of a pension system and some of the unique legal issues involving pension benefits.

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Annual Audit of Your Personnel Rules

Consistently reviewing and updating personnel rules is both a practical and legal necessity for public agencies. It is essential for keeping up with ever-changing laws and issues that occur both within and outside of the agency. Every year, public agencies experience a panoply of internal changes – fiscal, staffing, leadership, labor relations, and more – that impact personnel policies. Public agencies must also keep abreast of the new laws and regulations created by the U.S. and California legislatures, California and federal courts, and administrative bodies. Thus, it is imperative that agencies establish a practice of reviewing – or auditing – their personnel rules at least once a year in order to ensure that they accurately reflect these internal and external changes.

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2 Day FLSA Academy
May 30, 2018 Seminars / Webinars

2 Day FLSA Academy

Speaker: Peter J. Brown
Best Practices for Conducting Fair and Legally Compliant Internal Affairs Investigations
Jun 13, 2018 Seminars / Webinars
How to Avoid Claims of Disability Discrimination: The Road to Reasonable Accommodation
Jun 20, 2018 Seminars / Webinars
Firefighter Discipline and Appeal Rights: How to Comply with the Bill of Rights
Jun 26, 2018 Seminars / Webinars
Life After Retirement – Hiring Retired Annuitants and Avoiding Violations
Jun 27, 2018 Seminars / Webinars
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