The Employee Handbook is an essential tool for businesses of all sizes – it provides guidance to employees about workplace expectations, gives managers a means of assessing employee conduct and job performance, and importantly, the Employee Handbook is critical in mitigating risk, including litigation risk.
This webinar will look at some of the do’s and don’ts of crafting an effective employee handbook, including essential policies your handbook should contain. It will highlight recent changes in the legal landscape and help you review your handbook in light of these changes. It examines policy pit falls and common-sense approaches that can help protect your business.
Also, many organizations have a disconnect between the drafting and issuing of handbook policies and the practices that ensure those policies are effectively implemented. To help alleviate this problem, this training session reviews current employee handbook policies and discusses how organizations can reduce the gap between policy issuance and effective implementation.
- Learn what policies must be included for 2023
- Learn what policies are consistently missed by Employers
- Why do Employers need to be aware of what the NLRB updates are on employee handbooks?
- Common mistakes
- Update on bystander discrimination and harassment reporting and what is the employer risk
- State regulations need to be revised
- Learn why grooming and dress code policies can be a discriminatory practice
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was updated to include sexual orientation by the Supreme Court in 2020 but Employers have not updated their handbook
- Learn why teleworking policies are a landmine if not written appropriately
- Learn how the Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) can be a huge benefit when trying to manage employee relations issues
- Why are complaint procedures creating havoc for Employers?
- How organizations can reduce the gap between policy issuance and effective implementation
- Understand the framework of employee handbook audits activities
Why Should You Attend?
Employers should know that the employee handbook is one of the documents that is reviewed by attorneys who are looking to sue them. Having an employee handbook is critical to a company and having it updated with all the necessary policies is crucial. Research shows that employers have a delay in implementing new regulations and adding it to Employee Handbooks or stand-alone policies.
This training will focus on reviewing and updating employee handbooks and how to ensure it is implemented effectively.
Who Will Benefit:
- HR professionals
- Risk managers
- Internal auditors
- In-house counsel
- Management consultants
- Individuals who want to learn how to develop and implement employee handbooks
About The Instructor:
Ronald Adler is the president-CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., a veteran owned, human resource management consulting firm specializing in HR audits, employment practices liability risk management, HR metrics and benchmarking, strategic HR-business issues and unemployment insurance. He has more than three decades of HR consulting experience working with U.S. and international firms, small businesses and non-profits, insurance companies and brokers, and employer organizations.
Mr. Adler is a co-developer of the Employment-Labor Law Audit, the nation’s leading HR auditing and employment practices liability risk assessment tool.
Mr. Adler is an adjunct professor at Villanova University’s Graduate Program in Human Resources Development and teaches a course on HR auditing. Mr. Adler is a certified instructor on employment practices for the CPCU Society and has conducted continuing education courses for the AICPA, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Institute of Management Consultants, and the Society for Human Resource Management.