What is an Employee Handbook and Why now is a Good Time to Review/Update It
Adam is the founder and owner of The Workplace Law Firm, where he focuses his practice on labor and employment law primarily on behalf of employers. Adam received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University with a double major in Political Science and Literature where he was on the Presidential Dean’s List. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Florida International University College of Law. Adam counsels companies of all sizes on a variety of workplace and human resources issues including, but not limited to, interviewing, hiring, employee discipline and discharge, workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, whistleblower, unemployment, medical marijuana compliance, restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, non-disclosure agreements, separation agreements, workplace policies and employee handbooks. Adam also has extensive experience litigating employment-related disputes on behalf of both employees and employers in court, in arbitration and during various administrative proceedings. Prior to founding The Workplace Law Firm, Adam gained tremendous experience by working at two large Florida-based law firms (Greenspoon Marder and Kelley Kronenberg) where he regularly counseled with companies on labor and employment law issues and litigated numerous cases from inception to trial.
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During this 60-minute program, will be discussing what an Employee Handbook is, what a Handbook typically includes, what it should include, what it should not include, some case law examples addressing the importance of the Employee Handbook in an employment case, some case law examples of Employee Handbooks done wrong, and some best practices as far as utilizing an Employee Handbook for your workplace.
You will walk away from this program having a better understanding of why your organization needs an Employee Handbook. what it should include? why it should be accurate and up-to-date? and why it needs to be reviewed and updated regularly.
Course Level - Intermediate
Who Should Attend
Business owners, HR Representatives, and C-Suite Executives.
Why Should You Attend
In workplace-related audits or lawsuits, the Employee Handbook is one of the very first documents requested to be reviewed, and for good reason.
It is a compilation of a company’s workplace policies/procedures and its stance on the current state of employment and labor laws.
If the Handbook is inaccurate or is missing key information, that can be costly to the organization in an audit or lawsuit. Further, the optics do matter.
An up-to-date and accurate Employee Handbook is there to address commonly asked questions about an organization, its workplace practices, compensation, and benefits, and these items can make or break a decision by an employee to stick around or move on to another organization.
Since the law continues to change, it is important to review an Employee Handbook regularly to ensure it is up-to-date with the current state of the law and so it accurately reflects the organization’s current workplace practices.
Employee Handbooks are the foundational document for every workplace in America. If your business employs at least 5 employees, you should consider an Employee Handbook and if you have not reviewed or updated it in a while, now is as good of a time as any to review/update it.