Employee Handbooks: Required Changes for 2019 and the Most Common Mistakes

Employee Handbook

If your employee handbook hasn't been updated in the past six months, it's out of date.

The workplace-law changes coming from the Trump Administration demand constant compliance vigilance from HR. Plus, the National Labor Relations Board recently issued an important new ruling that forces employers to justify their handbook rules as lawful. Here are some current handbook trouble spots:

  • Your social media policy is probably out of date. You need a new policy on smart devices and a new no-camera rule that won't interfere with worker rights
  • A few wrong policy words may be illegally restricting employee discussions on pay and benefits
  • Take advantage of the new NLRB "balancing test" and GC Memo to justify your handbook rules as lawful under the Administration's more employer-friendly approach
  • New FMLA forms have been issued by the Labor Department. Find out if you should include them in your handbook
  • Rewrite your anti-discrimination statement to include sexual orientation and transgender discrimination, based on new EEOC and court actions – or risk litigation
  • Vague policies on overtime and off-the-clock work can trigger million-dollar verdicts – especially with the new overtime rules in limbo. Learn what your policy should say
  • Benefits and FMLA policies should be updated to reflect the new rights of same-sex married couples
  • The latest DOL rules on nursing mothers require changes to your leave and break rules
  • Your leave policies need to be updated to include time off for employees with military relatives … and to prohibit moonlighting while on FMLA leave
  • Your ADA reasonable accommodations policy needs to include the EEOC's changing view on accommodating pregnant employees
  • Why your handbook shouldn't require automatic discharge after employees use all available leave
Register Now

On Friday, December 7, join nationally recognized author, educator and attorney Anniken Davenport for her popular interactive webinar Employee Handbooks: Required Changes for 2019 and the Most Common Mistakes.

Join us to find out how the new trends and regulations affect you. In this fast-paced 75-minute session, you'll discover:

  • Up-to-the-minute HR changes to add to your handbook
  • What NEVER to tell employees after their probation period ends
  • How to avoid "the accidental contract"
  • 12 handbook errors that will get you creamed in court – and how to avoid them
  • Things that should be in a handbook – and things that SHOULDN'T
  • And much, much more!

You'll learn practical, easy-to-understand tips for spotting mistakes in your employee handbook – and exactly how to fix them. Because this is an interactive event, Anniken will also answer all of your handbook-related questions.

So don't let your once-helpful employee handbook become your organization's worst enemy. Join us on December 7 for this dynamic and insightful presentation!

Sincerely,

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Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
HR Specialist

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HR Specialist websiteP.P.S. Extra Added Bonus. You'll also receive one month of members-only access to HR Specialist: Premium Plus – our comprehensive electronic information service at TheHRSpecialist.com. Premium Plus features online compliance self-audits, over 100 forms and checklists, plus Ask the Attorney (responses to your employment law questions). So that you continue to benefit from Premium Plus, we'll continue your access automatically for just $99 per quarter, unless you tell us "no, thanks" – your choice.

100% GuaranteeP.P.P.S. We promise you'll be satisfied. If Employee Handbooks fails to meet your needs in any way, we will refund 100% of your tuition – every penny you paid – but your course materials, registration bonus and website access will be yours to keep. No hassles, no questions asked.

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December

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  • Friday, December 7th
  • 1 p.m. ET
  • 10 a.m. PT

Since this is a webinar, you and your entire staff can attend in the comfort of your office or conference room for one low price! You may include as many people as you wish while listening on a single phone line or computer. Contact us for multi-site discounts.