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10 Employee Handbook Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

Webinar: ID# 1020334
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About This Course:
With major developments occurring in labor and employment law over the past year, now is the perfect time to review your employee handbook to ensure it is in compliance with the latest changes and includes best practices.

To avoid errors in this process, you will learn the top mistakes employers make and the keys to making the employee manual a valuable tool. The new governing legal standards will be discussed, as well as tips to making sure that often unforeseen difficulties are not encountered.

Agenda

  • Not Including Policies That Should Be in the Handbook
  • FLSA Safe Harbor
  • Updated FMLA Policy
  • Updated ADA Policy
  • Appropriate Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation Policy
  • OSHA/Workplace Safety Compliance
  • Statement on Unionization
  • NLRA Compliant Solicitation/Distribution Policy
  • Religious Accommodation Policy
  • Not Clarifying How Unused PTO, Vacation or Sick Time Will Be Treated at Termination and Making Sure Policy Complies With FLSA
  • Not Making Sure That All Protected Categories, Including Local Ordinances, Are in Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies
  • Generally Not Giving the Company Sufficient Discretion, Including At-Will Employment
  • Failing to Specify the Procedures and Policies for Leaves and Holidays, and Including Leave That Is Required by Law
  • Failing to Include Suspension With or Without Pay as a Possible Discipline to Allow Use of FLSA Safe Harbor for Disciplinary Deductions
  • Not Making Sure That Drug Policy Complies With ADA and State Law
  • Not Having an Overtime Policy That Clearly States Employees May Not Work off Clock
  • Failing to Consider Need for Social Networking and Electronic Resources Policy
  • Failing to Clarify Term of, and Benefits During, Probationary Period
About The Presenters

Zarra R. Elias, Esq.
  • Associate in the Tampa, Florida, office of Akerman LLP
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of labor and employment law
  • Conducts seminars and trainings on labor and employment law
  • Contributor of Akerman HR Defense Blog
  • Member of the American Bar Association and The Florida Bar
  • J.D. degree, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Scott T. Silverman, Esq.
  • Partner in the Tampa, Florida, office of Akerman LLP
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of labor and employment law
  • Conducts seminars and workshops on labor and employment law
  • Writer of several publications at the national and state level
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers
  • Editor of the Developing Labor Law treatise
  • Member of the American Bar Association and The Florida Bar
  • J.D. degree, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
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