Writing An Employee Handbook
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Are you overwhelmed with the task of revising your existing employee handbook or of preparing a new employee handbook? Are you unclear about what types of employment policies are required by federal law?
Learn which policies are required by law and what employment laws apply to employee handbooks. Take the first step to creating your employee handbook.
The At-Will Employment Relationship
The Guts of an Employee Handbook
- General At-Will Rule
- What Are the Exceptions to the General At-Will Rule?
About The Presenter
- Employment Classifications
- Employment Policies
- Personnel Administration
- Compliance Policies
- Operational Policies
- Absence From Work Policies
- Employee Benefits
- Personal Conduct
- Company Premises and Work Areas
- Safety and Security
- Communication Policies
Michael J. Sciotti, Esq.
- Partner with Barclay Damon, LLP
- Practice includes jury trials, investigations, labor audits, supervisory and employee training and claims under ERISA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, New York State Human Rights Law, New York State Workers' Compensation Law, New York State Labor Law and employment agreements, restrictive covenants and trade secret disputes
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Syracuse Employment Law - Management, Lawyer of the Year; listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Syracuse Labor Law - Management, Lawyer of the Year; listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Syracuse Employment Law - Individuals, Lawyer of the Year; listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Syracuse Labor Law - Management, Lawyer of the Year; listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 to 2016 and listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 Syracuse Litigation - Labor & Employment, Lawyer of the Year
- Recipient of 2012 to 2014 Honor Roll of Pro Bono Service for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
- Selected by Peer Review for Inclusion in Super Lawyer Directory, 2007 to 2015, Employment & Labor
- Lecturer on a wide variety of labor and employment topics, and is a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
- Wrote numerous articles on labor and employment topics including consumer report information, USERRA, federal discrimination laws, sexual harassment, whistle-blower protections, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and gender discrimination
- J.D. and LL.M. degrees, Syracuse University College of Law; B.S. degree, Rochester Institute of Technology
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