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Employee Handbook Essentials for 2015 (HRM451K)

Presented by: Susan Fahey Desmond
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Pre Recorded Webinar
90 minutes
  •  Tue, April 21, 2015
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Take A Step-By-Step Guide on Drafting Effective and Compliant Employee Handbooks & Policies

If written properly, handbooks are a valuable tool in the workplace. Governmental agencies, courts and juries look to handbooks to determine your policies and whether you have been fair to your employees.  If poorly written, employee handbooks will inevitably doom you. Poorly written handbooks cause confusion, inconsistency in the workplace, and increased litigation. As the author of a handbook or policy, any ambiguities will be construed against the employer which may nullify your disclaimers.

This webinar by labor and employment law expert Susan Fahey Desmond will provide you vital tips in writing effective and compliant policies and handbooks. These lessons will not only help you avoid contractual obligations but assist you in accomplishing your purpose of informing employees of your expectations.

You'll learn how to draft handbooks that are not contracts. You will understand how to draft policies that are compliant with the National Labor Relations Act. Going further, you will understand the process of drafting mandatory policies. The session is a perfect walk through from page one to the end on how to effectively draft a handbook which meets your needs and is legal and compliant at the same time.

Session Highlights:

  • What is "at will" employment?
  • Poorly drafted handbook/policies and how can they erode 'at will' employee
  • Protecting your company from the biggest mistakes employers commit while drafting handbooks
  • Preventing implied contract claims
  • Avoiding usage of language which can raise claims of implied contract breach
  • Essential disclaimers of employee handbooks
  • Essential policy contents in employee handbooks: policies that companies have which are not suitable for a handbook  
  • Having a well drafted policy on anti-harassment to protect your organization against future liabilities
  • Problematic terms such as introductory period or probationary period
  • Writing a progressive discipline policy which caters to your needs and avoids language which turns the policies to a contract
  • Training supervisors to say things which don't turn contrary to your handbook disclaimer

Who Should Attend

Company owners, human resource managers, human resource staff

About Our Speaker(s)

Susan Fahey Desmond | labor and employment law SpeakerSusan Fahey Desmond
Susan Fahey Desmond is a partner with Jackson Lewis, LLP, which has offices in over 54 cities across the United States. She has been representing management in all aspects of labor in employment law since 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chamber USA as one of America’s Leading Busi... More info

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