Employee Handbooks: Critical Legal Updates for HR

Duration: 60 minutes

Even if you updated your employee handbook last year, you can’t assume your company is safe. Handbooks must be continually re-examined and updated to keep up with changing government regulations. And the past 24 months in particular have been jam-packed with changes you and your organization need to know about. (more details below)


WHY ATTEND

Your employee handbook is your first line of defense against employee lawsuits. A good one will stand up in court and protect your company. But an outdated or poorly drafted one – containing buzzwords, promises you can’t keep, or unnecessary language– is a dream come true for disgruntled employees and their attorneys. In fact, plaintiffs’ attorneys frequently build their cases on poorly crafted handbooks.

Even if you updated your employee handbook last year, you can’t assume your company is safe. Handbooks must be continually re-examined and updated to keep up with changing government regulations. And the past 24 months in particular have been jam-packed with employment law changes, ground-breaking case law developments, and new guidelines that require adjustments to your written policies and guidelines.

To ensure your handbook isn’t a lawsuit waiting to happen, please join employment law expert Anniken Davenport for this informative and interactive webinar.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This session will cover:

  • Current and upcoming employment law changes that require adjustments to your employee handbook 
  • The most common employee handbook errors that have cost employers in court
  • Specific phrases that a disgruntled employee’s attorney is dying to find 
  • Language that may create an “accidental contract”- and how to fix it
  • Why dress codes and English-only policies spell big trouble
  • Why you may have to worry about the National Labor Relations Board—even if you don’t have unionized employees

                                          ABOUT THE SPEAKER

                                          Anniken has taught business law and HR management at Penn State University and directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. She has represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in discrimination and employment law cases and school districts in labor negotiations. Anniken holds an MA in writing from Johns Hopkins and a JD from Penn State.

                                          Certification

                                          This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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                                          Participation in the live webinar + Full MP4 Recording + Audio-only MP3 recording. For recordings, choose digital download or CD-ROM by mail.

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