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Employee Handbook Check-Up: Mid-Year Updates, Drafting Tips, And Enforcement Alerts For 2016

Webinar: ID# 1022978
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
Between the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, labor-friendly victories at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the legalization of marijuana, increased focused on transgender employees, and the passage of paid sick leave and domestic violence leave laws across the country, you probably need to make changes to your employee handbook right now.

Considering that courts are frequently upholding lawsuits brought by transgender employees, arbitration agreements are being held unlawful on a more frequent basis, and more and more states and municipalities are enacting sick leave laws, you have a critical obligation to limit your organization’s liability by making sure policies are up-to-date.

Join us for an information webinar where Danielle Garcia, a skilled employment attorney, will teach you how to update your employee handbook in order to address the latest employee expectations, employment laws, and regulations.

Treat your handbook like the living document that it is and make sure it reflects the latest regulations so as to protect your job, your organization, and your employees!

Learning Objectives
  • The handbook components and policies you MUST include and some you may consider for the rest of 2016
  • Changes in federal laws and regulations that drive employee handbook updates
  • Dress code and grooming policy updates you should make
  • Social media privacy and usage policies in light of NLRB scrutiny and agency guidance
  • The difference between flexible and absolute language in the employee handbook
  • BYOD (bring your own device) policies covering cell phone and tablet usage
  • Your obligation to make personnel records available for inspection and how to update your handbook
  • How long you should keep the old version of your employee handbook
  • Tips for communicating handbook changes
About Your Presenter

Danielle Garcia
Fisher & Phillips LLP

Danielle Garcia is an associate in the San Diego office. Her practice focuses on representing clients in all aspects of labor and employment law, including traditional labor relations management, harassment, and discrimination. She has experience drafting employee handbooks as well as advising clients on compliant handbook additions.

Prior to her legal career, Ms. Garcia worked as a human resource generalist and shift supervisor for a food manufacturing facility, where she was responsible for interpreting and enforcing her employer’s handbook and collective bargaining agreement.
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