Speaker, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, "Employee Handbook Do’s And Don’ts"


November 29, 2023 | 10:00 AM - November 29, 2023 | 12:00 PM EST

Featuring: Kelly Ann Bird

One of the most important workplace documents is an employee handbook. It is a common mechanism for promoting workplace policies, procedures and rules. However, an effective employee handbook goes beyond the mere description of benefits, vacation and sick leave. It is the employer’s first line of defense in mitigating or even avoiding wage and hour claims, employment discrimination, and lawsuits involving other causes of action.

Join a panel of experienced employment law attorneys as they present a seminar on do’s and don’ts of drafting an effective employee handbook. The presenters will examine what the courts have said on these issues and provide practical tips on avoiding liability in the future. It will help you protect your organization from future potential liability by having well-drafted policies and procedures that can protect them in a court of law.

Topics include:

  • Important federal and state laws that should be included;
  • Essential policies to include in every handbook and an explanation of why they are essential;
  • Policies or statements that should never be in a handbook;
  • Covid 19 issues;
  • Remote employee considerations; and
  • NLRB Decisions and more.