Self-Audit Your Employee Handbook

Handbook Audit

What darkness lurks inside your employee handbook? It's time to pick up your red pen and find out.

The average company's handbook contains more than a dozen outdated, incomplete or just plain wrong policies that can trigger legal trouble at any moment.

And it takes more than scanning the document once a year. A true self-audit lets you spot major headaches and errors before a disgruntled employee's legal eagle does.

Don't want to pay a lawyer thousands to do it? Now you don't have to.

In Self-Audit Your Employee Handbook, you'll discover the best practical and legally smart strategies for thoroughly reviewing your handbook and finding hidden mistakes that could cost your organization thousands – or even millions – of dollars in legal costs, lost time and jury awards.

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In this fast-paced and informative session, your trainer, attorney Anniken Davenport, walks you through:

  • Step-by-step checklists that help you identify legal pitfalls in your handbook
  • Strategies to assure every single employee has received, read and acknowledged the latest handbook version
  • How to update every crucial change your handbook needs – including new rules on everything from FMLA leave to accommodating pregnancy
  • The legally correct way to announce the changes, and to distribute your revised handbook
  • Simple tests you can use to quiz workers on the content … and why doing so is the ace up your sleeve in sexual harassment or discrimination lawsuits
  • And more!

You'll discover everything you need to know about self-auditing your handbook, including:

  • Why your revised, audited handbook should include an electronic version that's password protected and with a unique log-in for each employee (and exactly what that page should say)
  • Checklists that let you identify problems like inconsistent handbook sections, out-of-date dress and behavioral codes, social media and leave policies and sections that simply don't reflect current best practices on everything from overtime restrictions to sexual harassment investigations
  • Resources like the latest posters to include in the handbook and updated language to protect at-will status
  • A handy schedule that tells you exactly when you should review and revise again. Surprise, it's more often than you might think

Don't get caught off guard! Your CEO will expect you to be up-to-date on the latest changes that MUST be made to your handbook. It's time to pick up that red pen before a court does. Learn the practical and legally smart way to self-audit and revise your employee handbook. Get your copy of Self-Audit Your Employee Handbook today!



Pat DiDomenico, Editorial Director
HR Specialist

P.S. Your satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed. If Self-Audit Your Employee Handbook fails to meet your needs, we will refund every penny you paid – no hassles, no questions asked.

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About Your Speaker:

Anniken DavenportAnniken Davenport is a noted employment law attorney and the editor of the HR Specialist state employment law newsletter series. She has authored several books, including Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook and Overtime & Other Tricky Pay Issues, published by HR Specialist. She is the co-author of the upcoming Labor & Employment Law for the 21st Century by Prentice Hall. Anniken has served as a professor at Penn State University, where she taught business law and HR management, and she directed the Legal Studies Program at Wilson College. Her legal career includes representing government units in discrimination and other employment law cases and representing school districts in labor negotiations.

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