Employee handbooks can be incredibly valuable tools for companies to protect themselves from liability – when properly constructed and implemented. An employee handbook is also an opportunity for an employer to develop and set the tone for the company’s people operations: they serve as a way to welcome employees, educate the workforce about company standards and procedures, set employee expectations, and outline prohibited conduct. However, a poorly developed handbook can create more problems and liability than it solves, so it is imperative that special care and attention are paid before developing and implementing employment policies.
This in-depth program, presented by Krista L. Coggins of Remedy Outside Counsel, will review the policies a company must include, might consider including, and should never include in its employee handbook. It will also review the policies that should be updated and provide practical strategies for attorneys and HR specialists drafting successful policies, and examine applicable regulations regarding the implementation of employment policies.