This seminar is designed for human resource professionals, business owners and managers, and attorneys.
Given the growing legal and practical importance of personnel policies in today’s workplace, many employers are turning to the use of employee handbooks to implement and communicate the parameters and details of the employer/employee relationship.
Yet, on the other hand, some employers refrain from the use of employee handbooks out of fear that their legal liabilities may actually increase rather than decrease. However, the truth is that a carefully prepared and customized handbook can be an employer’s biggest weapon against labor and employment litigation, if properly utilized.
Consequently, this seminar will assist private and public sector human resource and business professionals in developing effective employee handbooks.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. Is An Employee Handbook Necessary?
A. Purpose Of A Handbook
B. Contract Issues
C. At Will Employment Issues
D. Disclaimers And Acknowledgments
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. Discrimination And EEO Policies
A. Sexual And Other Unlawful Harassment
B. ADA Policies
C. Religious Accommodations
D. Affirmative Action
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Employee Benefits And Leave Policies
A. FMLA Policy
B. Medical/Disability Policies
C. Maternity Leave
D. Bereavement Leave
E. Personal Leave
F. Military Leave
G. Jury Duty/Witness Leave
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
IV. Wage And Hour Policies
B. Exempt/Non-Exempt Classification
C. Hours Worked
D. Impact Of Disciplinary Policies
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
V. Employee Privacy And Workplace Technology Policies
B. E-Mail Usage Policies
C. Internet Usage Policies
D. Telecommuting Policies
E. Employee Record Security And Confidentiality
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
VI. Safety And Substance Abuse Policies
A. AIDS In The Workplace
C. Smoking Policies
D. Alcohol And Substance Abuse Policies
E. Workplace Violence
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Disciplinary And Dispute Resolution Policies
A. Termination And Discipline Policies
B. Grievance Mediation
C. Arbitration Policies