When’s the last time your employee handbook was updated?
In too many workplaces, employee handbooks are handed out only during new hire orientations, are rarely reviewed by supervisors and workers, and are infrequently updated even when workplace policies and employment laws change.
If your handbooks contain the wrong language, if they're filled with outdated content, or if you don’t enforce them consistently, you could find yourself facing a myriad of employment-related lawsuits.
In fact, the language you use, and the provisions you include, can make or break a lawsuit — and may even stop disputes before they arise. Course Highlights:
- Legally compliant
- Help run your business
- Educate your managers
- Communicate expectations to employees
- Act as your first line of defense against costly litigation.
- Updating policies to comply with changes in the wage and hour laws
- Family and medical leave laws
- Equal employment opportunity regulations
- Legal requirements and “best practice” recommendations for local, regional and national businesses
Plus, you’ll get the answers to these tough questions, and more:
Faculty:Glianny Fagundo, Partner, Elarbee Thompson
- Should your company have a separate employee handbook and policy manual for managers and human resources?
- How do we handle 50-state compliance?
- What issues should we consider with electronic distribution?
- How can the handbook help us defend wage and hour claims?
Glianny's practice is focused on complex commercial litigation and employment law. Glianny has represented clients in business and complex commercial litigation matters involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligence, products liability, directors and officers liability, wrongful death, and professional liability. With many of these matters involving large amounts of data stored electronically, Glianny has gained a wealth of experience in the field of electronic discovery and sound document retention and destruction policies. Glianny also has provided comprehensive advice and litigation support to major domestic and foreign insurers and reinsurers on claims arising out of professional liability, errors and omissions, commercial general liability, employment practices liability, and aviation policies issued throughout the Southeast and Latin America.
Glianny has significant experience advising and representing employers of all sizes on matters involving employee termination, WARN Act, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and immigration compliance issues. Additionally, Glianny has experience drafting industry-specific, company-tailored employment policies and manuals and training managerial staff on the implementation of such.