SBA Law Releases Guides for California Employers
10/06/2010

Guides are Targeted to Both the Private and Public Sectors

Online PR News – 06-October-2010 – – Los Alamitos, Calif.- Stuart J. Baron, Esq. managing partner of Stuart Baron & Associates, LLP (SBA) is pleased to announce that its latest employer’s training manuals for both private companies and public agencies are available for sale. The public sector (cities, school districts, municipalities) will find The Employers’ Guide to the Return-to-Work Process: Tools & Tactics to Keep Your Agency Out of Court - an invaluable resource for their human resource administrators, risk managers and return to work specialists.

Executives, HR administrators and risk managers from the private sector can rely on The Employers’ Guide to the Return-to-Work Process: Tools & Tactics to Keep Your Company Out of Court.

According to Baron, “The Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) applies to companies with as few as five employees. Having this guide levels the playing field giving employers the tools and resources to survive and thrive in California’s lawsuit-happy employment environment.”

About the Guides
Patricia S. Eyres, Esq. author of the guides explains “If you have five or more employees in California, you’re at risk of being sued by an employee – past, present and/or future. Disability discrimination suits have led all categories of charges before the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing for two consecutive years.”

The employers’ guides offer easy to implement processes and checklists to help employers meet legal responsibilities and craft effective documentation for defending against administrative charges or lawsuits.

Frequently asked questions such as below are answered in full:
How does FEHA affect workers’ compensation claims?
What is disability discrimination?
What is an undue hardship?
What is an essential job function?

Additionally, the guides supply employers with checklists to:
Offer an available, reasonable accommodation or deny the request for accommodation
Talk to relevant individuals
Coordinate interactive process with WC claims management
Identify essential job functions

The documentation techniques and the useable forms, letters and sample policies will give professionals the effective documentation needed to defend workplace decisions in a courtroom.
The guides can be purchased online at http://www.sbalaw.net/ (click on resources and publications) or by calling 562 596-1482. The cost is $89.95. Bulk order discounts are available for employers to provide this resource for their HR and management team.

About Patricia S. Eyres, Esq.
Patricia S. Eyres is the firm’s employment law partner. She was a litigator for over 18 years, defending organizations and individual managers in trials involving a variety of employment law charges. She then turned to proactive legal management and counseling. As president of her related company, Litigation Management & Training Services, she has trained more than 12,000 individual managers and supervisors on how to recognize risks, prevent lawsuits, and maintain defensible documentation. She is the publisher/CEO of Proactive Law Press, LLC. Her writing and training covers such diverse topics as harassment and retaliation prevention, legal aspects of discipline and termination, and email as evidence.

About Stuart Baron & Associates, LLP (SBA)
Stuart Baron & Associates, LLP (SBA) is a specialized law practice focusing exclusively on helping employers manage their employees in an increasingly regulated and risky environment. The firm assists clients in three critical areas: controlling workers’ compensation claims, preventing related labor/employment law disability discrimination charges, and managing multiple leaves of absence. The changing legal landscape has put increasingly complex requirements on public and private sector employers. To meet the current need, Stuart Baron & Associates, LLP has developed a unique package of training programs, publications and services aimed at creating the necessary awareness and compliance commitment.

On the workers’ compensation front, Stuart Baron has been in the vanguard of reform since 1988. He and his staff have over 23 years of direct experience in all aspects of workers’ compensation. These include underwriting, class code determination, ex-mod calculation, related risk management, safety issues and micro-managing claims. From 1995 through 2006, SBA also acted in the capacity of a third party administrator for self-insured employers' workers' compensation claims. Baron's affiliated consulting company, Workers' Compensation Claims Control (WCCC), has provided claims' management services to hundreds of employers thereby ensuring that each claim is handled in a timely and expeditious manner by either the carrier or TPA.

Stuart Baron & Associates, LLP is located at 10401 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, CA 90720 • Phone: 562.596.6333 -Fax: 562.596.8090 • Email: stub@wcccusa.com or patricia@sbalaw.net; website: www.sbalaw.net.

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