The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that California business owners can protect their company from liability and damages resulting from employee lawsuits by providing clear written workplace policies that cover the rights and responsibilities of their employees. Contracts that stipulate away employees Section 7 rights or otherwise require actions unlawful under the NLRA are unenforceable. (Internal Citations omitted). The Lewis Court further held that this result is not at odds with the Federal Arbitration Act FAA as the FAA's "savings clause" only. Contains specific policies for both hourly and salaried employees. Our handbook is used by other California firms so it gets further review. Fully customizable and easy to edit with Microsoft Word or Open Office. Damages awarded against them in employment lawsuits range from 300,000 to over a million dollars. Just the cost of defending against a lawsuit could range from 75,000 to 300,000. Here Are the Attorney-Drafted Documents That Are Included When You Buy Our California Employee Handbook and. As a result, time may be running out on employers' most effective technique for avoiding class action liability. Tags: Class Actions, Employment Policies, Recent Court Decisions Workers Comp. Injuries May Support Civil Lawsuits - Prue v. Workplace poster and notices (required by law) California business owners are required by law to post specific posters and notices in their workplace. Our handbook package contains information where you can download required posters and notices free of charge. Brady Company, Inc. Posted on January 17, 2016 by. Brian Van Vleck Most employers and workers recognize that the "workers comp." system is entirely separate from the civil law courts, with its own special remedies and procedures. This sample does not include all the step-by-step instructions from the attorney. Complete Instructions and information are included with purchase of our handbook or compliance package. Click Here to see the first 22 pages of our CA employee handbook. Studies show that when employees are given clear written policies, expectations, and guidelines to follow, their odds of continuing with their employer rise significantly. These same policies reduce the chance of the employee suing their employer. Engage in. concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection. A collective, representative, or class legal proceeding is just such a concerted activity. Under Section 8, any employer action that interferes with, restrains, or coerces employees in the exercise.