New Year, New Laws, New Employee Handbook: What to Change and What to Keep in 2013 - on CD
The new year is a time to make weight-loss resolutions, stay in better touch with friends and family, and update that ever-important employee handbook.
Recent changes to the ADA Amendments Act and FMLA and increased NLRB, DOL, and EEOC enforcement efforts mean an employee handbook overhaul is in order. Your handbook also needs to reflect the changing influence of technology in the workplace so it keeps pace with current trends. For example, what does your current handbook say about monitoring employee social media use? Do you have a policy about using cell phones at work?
Learn the ins and outs of creating, updating, and maintaining an effective employee handbook when you participate in this fast-paced interactive webinar. You'll get use-it-today advice from seasoned attorneys on what to change, what to add, and what to drop from this essential workplace communication document.
Watch this timely webinar, and you'll learn:
- How the latest federal legal and regulatory developments impact your duty to update your employee handbooks for 2013
- What your social media privacy and usage policies should state in light of recent National Labor Relations Board decisions and state-based legislation
- How to effectively communicate handbook changes to your employees
- Tips for developing legally sound employment-at-will statements and policies concerning compensation, dress codes, paid time off, group health and related benefits, and employee on- and off-duty conduct
- How long you should keep outdated versions of your employees handbook
- And more
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn how a carefully worded employee handbook can help communication and shield your organization from liability. Order now!
About your presenters:
Attorney Jennifer B. Sandberg is a partner in the Atlanta office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. She represents management in all areas of labor and employment law in state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies. A significant portion of her practice is devoted to providing clients with day-to-day preventive advice to reduce the likelihood of demands, charges, and litigation. This day-to-day advice includes conducting audits of human resource practices including I-9 compliance. She prepares employee handbooks and policies, conducts manager and employee training, and provides counsel regarding hiring, termination, unemployment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, wage and hour issues, the Family and Medical Leave Act, harassment, discrimination, garnishment, drug testing, and other federal and state laws and regulations affecting employment.
Attorney Michelle Anderson is an associate in the New Orleans, Louisiana office of Fisher & Phillips LLP where she practices in all areas of labor and employment law. Ms. Anderson represents employers in all aspects of employment law in both state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies. Her practice focuses on representing employers against claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, violations of leave and disability laws, and wage and hour related issues. Ms. Anderson also litigates and advises employers on issues arising out of employee defection, including the prosecution and defense of claims involving non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, breaches of fiduciary duty and violations of trade secret laws. She provides guidance in the areas of employee handbooks, policy and procedure development, and management training. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Anderson had a successful career in workforce development where she operated employment and training programs for a private non-profit corporation under contracts from the Department of Labor, the Washington State Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development, and the Department of Social and Health Services.