January 11, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.00 MCLE hours
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Employee handbooks are essential to defining the employment relationship between employers and employees who do not have individual contracts. Well drafted and used handbooks can help provide for a productive workforce and to limit employer liability for employee conduct. In the same way, poorly planned or used handbooks expose employers to liability for failing to establish standards for employee conduct and for disciplinary actions. This program will provide you with a practical guide to drafting the essential components of an employee handbook and how to effectively use it in the workplace, including employee leave, anti-discrimination policies, reasonable accommodation for disabilities, ensuring at-will notice, confidentiality and social media usage, disciplinary procedures and termination, and more.
Carson H. Sullivan, Paul Hastings, LLP, Washington, D.C.