Optimizing Employee Handbooks: Harnessing the Powerful Potential of the Most Effective Multi-Purpose Tool in the Workplace Toolbox

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The most effective Employee Handbooks are more than just “rulebooks” and contain more than just standard liability-shielding provisions. A well-crafted Employee Handbook can enhance employee engagement, increase workplace efficiencies, improve workplace morale, minimize miscommunications and misunderstandings, and establish a robust company-culture. This 2 hour CLE covers critical drafting considerations, common issues practitioners encounter in crafting and modifying employee handbooks, hot topics and emerging issues in 2020 and tips for ensuring effective employee communication, understanding, and confirmation of the employee handbook and subsequent modifications.

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Event Details

Webinar Date

Webinar Time

Course Type

Course Instructor

Elizabeth C. Chavez, Esq., Kathleen C. Chavez, Esq.

Original Date Of Course

General Credits

2

Course Description

The most effective Employee Handbooks are more than just “rulebooks” and contain more than just standard liability-shielding provisions. A well-crafted Employee Handbook can enhance employee engagement, increase workplace efficiencies, improve workplace morale, minimize miscommunications and misunderstandings, and establish a robust company-culture. This 2 hour CLE covers critical drafting considerations, common issues practitioners encounter in crafting and modifying employee handbooks, hot topics and emerging issues in 2020 and tips for ensuring effective employee communication, understanding, and confirmation of the employee handbook and subsequent modifications.

Principles

  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Employee Handbooks
  • The 4 C’s of Effective Employee Handbooks
  • Handbook Content: Must, May and Better Not Provisions
  • Communication and Confirmation: Tips for Ensuring Employee Knowledge, Compliance and Receipt
  • Change that Matters: Ensuring Compliance, Consistency and Clarity
  • Emerging Issues and Selected Hot Topics

Syllabus

  1. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Employee Handbooks
  2. The 4 C’s of Effective Employee Handbooks
      • Creation
      • Communication
      • Confirmation
      • Changes
  3. Handbook Content: Must, May and Better Not Provisions
      • At-Will Employment
      • Disclaimers and Reservation of Rights
      • EEO Provisions
      • FMLA Provisions
      • State law provisions
      • Company-Specific Policies
      • Branding
      • NLRA Considerations and Limitations
  4. Communication and Confirmation: Tips for Ensuring Employee Knowledge, Compliance and Receipt
  5. Change that Matters: Ensuring Compliance, Consistency and Clarity
  6. Emerging Issues and Selected Hot Topic
      • State and local laws
      • COVID-19 and Communicable Disease
      • Transgender Rights
      • Remote-Work
      • Leave and Paid Leave
      • Weapons in the workplace
      • Controlled Substance Use and Testing
      • Smoking and E-Cigarettes in the Workplace
      • Domestic Violence
      • Anti-Bullying
      • Service Animals in the Workplace
      • Dress Code and Physical Appearance
      • Arbitration
      • Leave and Paid Leave
      • Internet Use, Social Media and Electronic Communications
      • Workplace Surveillance and Employee Privacy

Instructors

Kathleen C. Chavez, Esq.

Elizabeth C. Chavez, Esq.

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