Employee Handbooks: Read 'Em & Weep?
Renaissance Ballroom West B
1.50 HR Credit | Competencies: HR Expertise, Business Acumen | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
You will learn tips for creating and updating policies that reduce liability and balance the rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers.
No sooner do you draft a new workplace policy than a court or regulatory decision seems to spin the interpretation of what Congress or a state general assembly intended. From wage and hour administration, to bullying, civility and harassment prevention, to corrective action, to dress codes, to at-will employment and more, employers’ policies are being challenged and evaluated by the Department of Labor, the EEOC, the NLRB, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and OSHA, to name just a few. This session will discuss some of the most common pitfalls and proactive practices when updating employee handbooks, including multi-state employers.