San Gabriel Valley EAC – Employee Handbook 101: What Value Do Employers Gain From a Handbook?

Date / Time
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
9:00 am - 11:15 am
2023-05-31 09:00:002023-05-31 11:15:00America/Los_AngelesSan Gabriel Valley EAC – Employee Handbook 101: What Value Do Employers Gain From a Handbook?


The San Gabriel Valley Employer Advisory Council, together with the Employment Development Department of California (EDD), want to support you and your company while practicing social distancing by meeting online. Hear from our employment law specialists, Ashley Pham and The-An Hoang Nguyen, both attorneys at the law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP, Irvine.

What to expect from this webinar:

  • Attorney Pham and Attorney Nguyen will discuss the value of implementing employee handbooks, pitfalls to avoid, and best practices in our continually-changing work environment. This webinar will also discuss some vital legislative and recent legal updates impacting employers and their employee handbooks across the State of California.
  • Employers will walk away with the latest legal labor and employment updates to incorporate into new or existing employee handbooks.
  • This webinar is appropriate for business owners, in-house counsel, HR professionals, and anyone who handles employee complaints manages employees, or makes decisions impacting the workplace.
  • Q & A


Ashley Pham partners with employers to counsel and defend them in all areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour claims. She collaborates with business owners, HR departments, and employers to design and implement workplace policies and to draft employee-employer agreements, including employee handbooks, arbitration agreements, on-duty meal period agreements, alternative work arrangements, benefits, and severance packages.

Whether providing preventative counseling or litigation defense, Ashley uses the law as a vehicle to solve employers’ business problems and further their business interests.

Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Ashley practiced insurance defense and real estate litigation. While in law school, Ashley worked in legal departments at CoreLogic, Vizio, Inc., and St. John Knits and she clerked with the U.S. Small Business Administration. She was an editor of the Nexus Journal of Law and Policy, an academic fellow for contract drafting courses, and a student ambassador. Additionally, she became a certified mediator and clerked with the Entertainment Law Clinic. Ashley was president of the Chapman Women Lawyers Association and was honored to receive the 2017 National Association of Women Lawyers Award upon her graduation.

The-An Hoang Nguyen advises businesses on a variety of employment-related matters, including wage and hour, employee benefits, Cal/OSHA compliance, COVID-19, and general employment issues. She also defends employers in litigation involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets, and employee misclassification.

With extensive experience working with a diverse set of clients, The-An emphasizes collaboration and adaptability to get to the root of issues and achieve exceptional results. She joined Fisher Phillips after focusing on employment, real estate and construction, and general business dispute matters at a firm in Newport Beach, California.

While in law school, she was Staff Editor and Lead Article Editor of the UC Irvine Law Review and Treasurer of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. Passionate about lending a helping hand, she also participated in the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project and the Legal Name/Gender Change Clinic.

Agenda :

  • 09:00 a.m.: Webinar begins (Welcome & Introduction to the Speaker: SGV EAC)
  • 09:05 a.m.: Presentation begins (Speakers: Ashley Pham and The-An Hoang Nguyen)
  • 11:10 a.m.: Closing Remarks (SGV EAC)
  • 11:15 a.m.: Adjourn

Additional Information

HRCI CREDIT:  This seminar is pre-approved for 2.0 (California) re-certification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and CPHR through the HR Certification Institute.  The Activity number for your HRCI credit is provided after you attend this seminar.

SHRM CREDIT:  This seminar is pre-approved for 2.0 (Professional Development Credits).The Activity number for your PDC credit is provided after you attend this seminar.

E-CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:  An e-certificate of completion is provided by request only after you attend the entire workshop. Send an e-mail to [email protected]

For more information, call (916) 639-3478 or Email to: [email protected]

For more information or to register please contact:

Jennifer Chang, EDD
(916) 639-3478 or Email to: [email protected]
Visit:  San Gabriel Valley EAC (website)

Ashley Pham & The-An Hoang Nguyen (Attorneys @ FisherPhillips Law Firm

Online Registration Link

Visit the San Gabriel Valley EAC website