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Employment Law: From Hiring to Separation


Originally recorded on August 7, 2013.

When being used properly, fairly, and consistently, employment law can create and maintain a positive work environment that promotes professionalism and synergy amongst employees. Having a knowledge of the fundamentals of employment law will help prevent the costly penalties and lawsuits in the workplace. If promoting a positive workplace and complying with employment law is important to you then sign up today. This guide will provide essential advice on all phases of employment law.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Hiring and Training
  • Privacy Rights
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Frequently Encountered Employment Issues
This CLE program is available in multiple formats, including live and self-study versions. Select an option to begin.
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Originally recorded on August 7, 2013

vadim-aldenVadim Alden is an experienced attorney representing small and large businesses, start-ups, and individuals in business and employment law. Vadim’s corporate and business practice includes advising clients about business entities and start-up formation, drafting and negotiating employment contracts, commercial real estate leases, and working on a large number of acquisitions and related financings.

Vadim also serves as general counsel to several established and emerging companies in the Bay Area. For these companies, Vadim provides legal counsel in the areas of business entity formation and maintenance, executive compensation agreements, employee handbooks and policy guidelines, intellectual property, risk management, as well as general business and operational advice.

In addition to corporate work, Vadim has broad-based litigation experience, successfully representing clients in all phases of litigation, including through arbitration and trial. Vadim represents clients in commercial disputes and employment matters.

Credit Information | 3 HR CLE*
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I. Hiring and Training
        a. Hiring Process
        b. Employee orientation and training

II. Privacy Rights
        a. Workplace Investigations
        b. Drug Testing
        c. Employee Privacy Rights and Relevant Laws

III. Wage and Hour Issues
        a. Federal Laws and Exemptions
        b. General Requirements (meal breaks, vacations, pay schedule, overtime, etc.)

IV. Equal Employment Opportunity
        a. FEHA and Other applicable laws
        b. Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation issues

V. Frequently Encountered Employment Issues
        a. Employment contracts (including independent contractors)
        b. Leaves of absence
        c. Importance of staying current with current laws (e.g., immigration, ACA, etc.)

VI. Separation