Description DESCRIPTION Who knew creating an employee handbook was so easy? Maintaining a California handbook that complies with state and federal laws helps protect your business and employees. Think of it as a user manual for the workplace. CalChamber's Spanish Employee Handbook Creator online tool guides you through every step of what is usually a complicated HR task. Conveniently access the Windows/Mac-compatible tool from your desktop or tablet. Through a yearly subscription, use the Employee Handbook Creator to clearly communicate company policies and set expectations — in an employee handbook you create online and then export to print from your own printer. Access more than 100 policies, including policies that may be required, recommended or optional for your company — such as the mandatory paid sick leave policies required by local ordinances or California's mandatory harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention policy. Your yearly subscription helps keep your handbook policies up to date.(See Compliance Alert below.) Renewing your subscription each year at $99.99 (English or Spanish) means you'll continue to receive new and revised policy updates resulting from changes to California and federal employment laws or regulations. You not only receive email notifications on policy updates throughout your subscription year, but the Employee Handbook Creator makes it simple to revise your handbook online. Check out CalChamber’s free “Employee Handbooks: A Workplace Essential” white paper.2022 COMPLIANCE ALERT It's always a best practice to keep your policies up to date with California employment laws. Policy Update 3/8/2022 The following policy has been added: NEW - 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave. This policy was added to address SB 114's 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave requirements, which apply to all employers with more than 25 employees. The new law requires covered employers to provide supplemental paid sick leave to employees for COVID-19-related qualifying reasons. This is a new leave entitlement, unaffected by any leave taken under the 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave law (SB 95). It is also provided in addition to leave provided under the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act. While a policy is not required under the statute, including a 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave policy in your handbook is highly recommended; as such, the Employee Handbook Creator labels this policy as “mandatory.” This newest iteration of the 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave is similar to 2021’s leave under SB 95; however, there are important differences between the two, so covered employers must use the new 2022 policy, not the old 2021 policy. Current Subscribers: Please sign in to the Employee Handbook Creator to review the change. If this update applies to you, we highly recommend that you immediately update your handbook with this change. Policy Update 12/28/2021 The following policies for CalChamber's Employee Handbook Creator have been updated: Confidential Information (revised to address SB 331, which prohibits employers from requiring employees to sign an agreement or other document that restricts the employee’s ability to disclose information about unlawful acts in the workplace and requires particular language to be included in confidentiality provisions. This policy includes statutorily required language that advises employees they aren’t prevented from discussing or disclosing information about unlawful acts in the workplace such as harassment or discrimination or any other conduct that they have reason to believe is unlawful.) If you include this policy in your handbook, we highly recommend that you update your handbooks with these changes at your earliest opportunity. Additionally, non-substantive updates were made to the following policy for ease of administration: Holidays (revised to remove the calendar year and eliminate the need for annual revision. Employers may still choose to insert reference to the calendar year if they wish to do so.) Current Subscribers: Please sign in to the Employee Handbook Creator to review the changes. If either of these updates apply to you, we highly recommend that you update your handbook with these changes at your earliest opportunity.