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Updating Your Employee Handbook to Comply With Recent Changes

Keep your company protected with a foolproof employee handbook.

Judges, administrative agencies, and juries have come to expect even the least sophisticated and smallest of employers to have an employee handbook. Those same judges, administrative agencies, and especially juries, will look at any potential case with disfavor if your organization does not have an employee handbook. A well-drafted employee handbook provides an easy way for the employer to disseminate information to employees, contains objective rules and criteria for unbiased employment decisions, promotes consistency and helps avoid misunderstandings, gives credibility to employment decisions, and is an easy way to comply with various notice requirements. During this topic, we will discuss the basics of employee handbooks/policy manuals including addressing the topics of whether or not to have a handbook at all and, if you have a handbook, how it should be provided to employees; the legal landscape affecting the contents of employee handbooks; mandatory and recommended policies; and acknowledgements. We will also discuss employee handbook traps for employers.

91 minutes
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Agenda

Handbooks Back to Basics

  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Advantages/Disadvantages
  • Handbook vs. Policy Manual
  • How Much Is Too Much?
  • Format and Style
  • Policies vs. Procedures
  • Electronic vs. Hardcopy
  • Training
  • Updating
  • If You Have It, You Better Enforce It
  • If You Have It, You Better Keep It Updated

The Legal Landscape

  • The NLRB
  • At-Will Disclaimers
  • EEO Policies
  • Harassment and Discrimination
  • FLSA (Wage and Hour)
  • FMLA
  • OSHA
  • Workers' Compensation

Recommended Topics

  • Introduction
  • Policies Unique to the Organization
  • Progressive Discipline
  • Work Rules
  • Time off and Other Leave (Beyond FMLA)
  • Privacy Issues
  • Unions and Handbooks
  • Benefits
  • Social Media
  • Electronic Use Policy
  • Other Important Policies
  • Other Disclaimers

Acknowledgments

Top 10 Employee Handbook Traps

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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on December 16, 2019.

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  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Burton D. Garland, Jr.

Burton D. Garland, Jr.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

  • Shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Employment practice includes litigating employment discrimination matters under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Federal False Claims Act, and the various state counterparts to these federal laws
  • Practice includes union avoidance counseling and campaigns, elections, objections to elections, R-Case strategy and litigation, collective bargaining, strikes and injunctions, arbitration, and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board
  • Practice includes advising clients on employment-related matters and drafting personnel policies, employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks
  • J.D. degree, St. Louis University School of Law; M.B.A. degree, St. Louis University; B.S.B.A. degree, University of Arizona
  • Can be contacted at 314-802-3953 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406697
Published 2019
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