Critical Factors when Developing an Employee Handbook That Protects Your Company!

01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM CDT Duration 90 Minutes

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Did you know that Employee Handbooks can be a risk or a benefit for Employers? For years an Employee Handbook has been one of the first documents employment law attorneys request when they are planning to pursue workplace charges against an Employer.

Description

Employee handbooks have been a tool for Employers from small to large companies for several years. Many companies, elect to have employee handbooks and utilize employee handbook templates that are provided on-line which we call “cookie cutter handbook” since they are created as a “one size fits all”. Unfortunately, employee handbooks can be a huge risk if not updated regularly, adapted to each company, reflect policies that are followed consistently and reflect current regulations. Employee handbooks are also a critical communication tool for employees to understand what the company expects from them as well as what the company expects from employees.

In my workplace compliance experience, employees review the handbook when they are new employees coming onboard to company and when they are considering leaving the company or when they are considering suing the company.

Did you know that Employee Handbooks can be a risk or a benefit for Employers? For years an Employee Handbook has been one of the first documents employment law attorneys request when they are planning to pursue workplace charges against an Employer. Shouldn’t you ensure that your employee handbook protects your company instead of exposing it to numerous risk? Let me help you create an employee handbook that will reduce your companies risk and help you mitigate the numerous workplace regulations that can impact your company.

 

Areas Covered

  • Participants will learn, identify and prepare for employee handbook violations
  • Participants will be aware of all the new regulations that will impact their company
  • The course will identify the most common employee handbook violations and how to mitigate them
  • Participants will learn which regulatory agency will focus on which regulation and mitigate the risk
  • Participants will learn what policies will land them in hot water
  • What policies are “must have” for your employee handbook?
  • Social media and the impact of penalties when employees choose to speak negatively about their Employer
  • New paid leave laws and how Employers can manage them
  • Impact of “Ban the Box” regulations on criminal background screening regulations
  • Best practices in developing an employee handbook
  • What is the difference between employee handbooks and company policies?
  • Learn what the DOL, EEOC and other regulatory agencies focus on when targeting Employers for workplace violations
  • Learn What employee handbook policies will be outdated before the year is out
  • Identify the best practices that can propel your company to compliance savvy
  • Learn how your managers/supervisors can be your Ambassadors in workplace compliance or your downfall
  • See how training can be one of your “first line of defense” if you are sued

Best practice on communicating your updates to employees and having them acknowledge your employee handbook according to guidelines

Who will Benefit

  • Business Owners
  • Employers
  • HR professionals
  • Office Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Workplace Compliance professionals
  • Managers/Supervisors

Any person wanting to keep up to date with workplace regulations

Industries who can attend

This 90-minute online course is intended for professionals in the all Industry. Although not presently stated in the draft , the same guide could be used by FDA Regulated Industries personnel


Speaker Profile

Margie Pacheco Faulk

Margie Faulk, PHR, SHRM-CP is a senior level human resources professional with over 14 years of HR management and compliance experience. She currently provides compliance services for a large global data protection technologies company with international and multi-state locations. A former compliance officer for a defense contracting technologies firm with a military base in Hawaii, Ms. Faulk has worked as an HR and compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses across various industries.

She is currently working on international compliance initiatives like international privacy issues, drafting and implementing international policies, reviewing and amending global employment policies, cross-border reductions in force and restructurings, multi-jurisdictional employee investigations, global diversity programs, expatriate legal issues and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Ms. Faulk holds professional human resources certification (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from Society for Human Resources Management. She is also a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE).

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