|Employee Handbooks are essential for employer’s in today’s litigious environment. They are the number one most important tool that an employer can have to protect itself from future liability. However, there are important mistakes that employers can make that reek havoc for employers.
Learn what policies must be in your employee handbook as well as phrases and terms that you should never use in such a handbook.
This informative seminar will outline for you the dos and don’ts of drafting an effective well-written employee handbook. It will examine what the courts have said on these issues and provide practical tips on avoiding liability in the future.
- How to protect your company from the top mistakes that employers make in drafting employee handbooks
- How to prevent claims of implied contract
- How to avoid using language that can give rise to claims of breach of implied contract
- What are the essential disclaimers your employee handbook should contain
- How to have a well drafted anti-harassment policy that will protect you from future liability
- Why terms like “probationary period” and “introductory period” can be problematic
- What are the essential policies that your employee handbook should contain
- What are the five key disclaimers and qualifiers every handbook must contain
PLUS...you can pose your specific Employee Handbook and Policy questions to our expert, Melissa Fleischer, Esq. during the live, interactive Q&A session!
- Why Handbooks are So Important
- Provide important information regarding employer/employee relationship
- Provide important information regarding benefits and services
- Provide important protection for employers
- Most Common Mistakes Employers Make
- Not including at-will disclaimers
- Not including a well-drafted anti-harassment policy
- Using words like “probationary period” and “introductory period”
- Frequently Missing Handbook Essentials
- At-Will disclaimers
- Other important disclaimers
- Well drafted anti-harassment policy
- FMLA policy
- Avoiding More Mistakes By Addressing Important Issues
- Privacy, monitoring, searches, confidential information
- Workplace Violence
- Cell Phones
- Information Technology
About Your Speaker
Melissa Fleischer is the Founder and President of HR Learning Center LLC, a human resources consulting firm specializing in the area of employment law. HR Learning Center LLC provides training seminars and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resource issues.
Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney with over twenty (20) years experience and is nationally recognized as an expert in her field. She has successfully represented numerous clients in employment discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues.
PHR / SPHR Credits!
This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCIs criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.