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Employee Handbooks in Maryland: Keeping Your Policies Up To Date

Know the ins and outs of employee handbooks to protect your organization. Learn from experienced management-side labor and employment lawyers how to get the most out of your organization's employee handbook. These reference materials cover what state and federal laws say you must have in a handbook, what you ought to seriously consider for your handbook and what should not be included. You will gain a clear understanding of what must be included in the handbook, as well as what should be included. Most importantly, you will interact with litigators who have seen the good, the bad and the ugly of hundreds of employee handbooks. Benefits for You •Learn to draft handbook policies for tricky employment issues •Develop a concise, effective handbook - without hassle •Avoid legal pitfalls and serious mistakes by brushing up on new laws and cases •Improve employee morale and productivity through well-defined, clearly communicated and followed work rules and expectations •Coordinate your handbook with other policies and practices
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Agenda

What Is an Employee Handbook?
— Andrew M. Dansicker
What to Do Before You Begin to Prepare a Handbook
  • Evaluate Current Policies
  • Advantages/Disadvantages of a Handbook
  • Consider Legal Requirements
    • Employee Handbooks and the Law
  • Preparing the Handbook
Basic Provisions of an Employee Handbook
— Andrew M. Dansicker and Howard B. Hoffman, Esq.
  • Proper Use of Disclaimers
    • AtWill Employment
    • Employment Benefits
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
    • Policies Against Harassment
    • Reasonable Accommodation Policies
    • EEO Statement
  • Rules, Regulations, and Guidelines
    • Workplace Violence
    • Attendance and Absence
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
    • Deciding Coverage Issues
    • What Federal Regulations Require in a FMLA Policy
  • Termination Guidelines
    • Grievance Procedures
    • Severance
    • References for Former Employees
  • Acknowledgment of Receipt
Provisions Related to Wages, Hours and Leave
— Andrew M. Dansicker and Howard B. Hoffman, Esq.
  • Wage
    • Exemptions From Overtime
    • Recording Hours
    • Paid Time
    • Regular Rate of Pay
    • Final Paycheck
  • Hours
    • Overtime Policy
    • Normal Business Hours
  • Leave
    • Sick
    • FMLA
    • Vacation, Leave Banks, PTO
    • Bereavement
    • Holidays
    • Jury
    • Military
    • Leaves of Absence
Compliance With the National Labor Relations Act
— Howard B. Hoffman, Esq. and Bryan M. O'Keefe
  • Overview of NLRA/Section 7
  • Social Media
  • Anti-Solicitation/Distribution Policies
  • Confidentiality Policies
  • Employee Investigations
  • At-Will Employment
  • Arbitration Clauses
    • Important Warning Regarding Maryland Law
Special Policies and Procedures
— Howard B. Hoffman, Esq. and Bryan M. O'Keefe
  • Drug and Alcohol Policies
  • Describing Compensation Policies
  • Computer/Telephone Use Policies
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • Criminal Background Checks
Practical Tips and Enforcement of Employee Handbook Policies
— Howard B. Hoffman, Esq. and Bryan M. O'Keefe
  • Obtaining Sample Policies
  • Importance of Legal Review
  • Common Errors
  • Importance of Consistent and Uniform Enforcement
    • Sexual Harassment
  • Challenges to Enforceability
  • Special Issues for Public Employers
    • Recent Case: Disciplining Employees for Liking a Comment on Facebook®
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Howard B. Hoffman, Esq.

Howard B. Hoffman, Esq. – Moderator

Howard B. Hoffman, Attorney at Law

  • Principal, Howard B. Hoffman, Attorney at Law
  • Focuses on defense and prosecution of FLSA claims
  • Frequent speaker and writer on wage disputes
  • Contributing revisions editor: Fair Labor Standards Act (BNA/ABA), 2002 to present
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of Maryland School of Law; B.A. degree, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 301-251-3752 or [email protected]
Andrew M. Dansicker

Andrew M. Dansicker

Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker, LLC

  • Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker, LLC
  • Recently served as president of the Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
  • Regularly advises employees and employers regarding every facet of employment law, including drafting employee handbooks and policies
  • Achieved the highest rating in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, and named as a Baltimore Super Lawyer for 2013 to 2014
  • Published articles in the Maryland Bar Journal and have been quoted in the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal and Daily Record regarding recent developments in employment law in Maryland
  • J.D. degree, Columbia University School of Law, New York, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1992; B.A. degree in political science, magna cum laude, American University in Washington, D.C., 1989
  • Can be contacted at 410-771-5668 or [email protected]
Bryan M. O'Keefe

Bryan M. O'Keefe

Shawe Rosenthal, LLP

  • Attorney with Shawe Rosenthal, LLP
  • Practices labor and employment law, with an emphasis on traditional labor law
  • Former labor and employment congressional policy analyst for think tanks and trade associations in Washington, D.C.
  • J.D. degree, summa cum laude, Pennsylvania State University; Editor-in-Chief Penn State Law Review; B.A. degree, summa cum laude, George Washington University
  • Can be contacted at 410-843-3470 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 392878
Published 2014
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