South Bay - Employee Handbooks
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South Bay - Employee Handbooks

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Where: The Ayres Hotel
14400 HIndry Ave
Hawthorne, California  90250
United States
Presenter: Greg Labate, Esq.
Contact: Karen Nash

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PIHRA South Bay

Employee Handbooks
presented by Greg Labate, Esq.


An employee handbook is an essential document that introduces your employee to the Company and can establish minimum standards of behaviors. It can house company policies and procedures from the mundane to the essential. It can be instrumental in defeating unemployment or wrongful termination claims, provided the handbook is written well. This session will offer many practical tips and applications for any HR department in crafting or updating this document.

Specifically, this session will include the following learning objectives:

  1. Educate the audience about essential handbook policies.
  2. Teach about how the new laws in 2019 will affect your handbook policies and what updates will need to be drafted.
  3. Provide a brief Q&A for members to obtain feedback on problematic areas.


Program Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am - Networking Session for Members.
8:00am - 8:30am - Meeting begins. PIHRA business discussed.
8:30am - 9:45am - Presentation on “Employee Handbooks”




Greg S. Labate, Esq. is a partner with the law firm of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP in the firm’s Orange County office. He specializes in labor and employment law, and represents only employers in a wide range of industries. He has been the Chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group for over 12 years. Mr. Labate provides general labor advice to employers, and regularly drafts employee handbooks, employment agreements, severance agreements and arbitration agreements for his clients. Mr. Labate has extensive experience in defending employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, defamation, workplace violence, wage claims, trade secrets, employee raiding and other related matters. He is a trial attorney who has had great success defending his clients in court. Mr. Labate also specializes in defending employers in wage and hour class action lawsuits, with an emphasis on class actions in the mortgage, restaurant, aerospace, and manufacturing industries. Mr. Labate’s clients include Hyundai, Marriott, Lawry’s, Zodiac Aerospace, loanDepot, Harbor Freight Tools, Banc of California, Hillstone Restaurants, T-Mobile, Mechanics Bank and many more. Mr. Labate grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, and received his law degree from UCLA Law School. He is a frequent lecturer, and has given the keynote address at PIHRA seminars many times. He is an avid scuba diver and a gourmet chef.



This program is valid for 1.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $35 $50
Guest/Nonmember $50 $50
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $50
PIHRA Student Member $25 $50

Online registration closes on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 8 PM. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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