Employee Handbook Changes From Recent Developments

Arbitration Provisions, Social Media Policies, Whistleblower Protections and More

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will guide counsel on drafting or revising an employee handbook. Many topics contained in employee handbooks--such as arbitration, social media and whistleblower protection--have been the subject of recent regulatory and judicial developments. Failure to take these changes into account can leave a business exposed to liability.

Description

Employment law is continually changing, so employers (and their counsel) must regularly review and update employee handbooks. An employer is not protected by handbook provisions which courts have struck down and regulators have nullified. This webinar describes recent developments of which every lawyer who has responsibility for handbooks should be aware.

Regulators have been exercising heightened diligence concerning long-used handbook provisions. The NLRB has challenged at-will disclaimers, social media policies, ambiguous and misleading language, restrictions on employee communications, and arbitration provisions in employee handbooks. The SEC has implemented regulations that, in effect, discard certain confidentiality and nondisclosure provisions.

With a thorough understanding of the latest legal developments impacting employee handbooks, along with careful and strategic drafting, employment counsel can help ensure that employee handbooks legally and effectively address difficult workplace issues.

Listen as our authoritative panel of employment attorneys provides legal and practical guidance for employment counsel to structure employee handbooks--including multistate and nationwide handbooks--that minimize liability risks for the employer.

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Outline

  1. Recent developments impacting employee handbooks and policies
  2. Best practices for drafting employee handbooks
  3. Special issues for multistate employers

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the most common handbook provisions that are being challenged by employees and the NLRB?
  • What types of prohibitions on employee communications in employee handbooks run afoul of the NLRA?
  • How can employee handbook provisions be drafted to avoid or void unintended legal liability?

Faculty

Schudroff, Daniel
Daniel D. Schudroff

Principal
Jackson Lewis

Mr. Schudroff is a Principal in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice is focused on...  |  Read More

Tracy, Teresa
Teresa R. Tracy

Partner
Freeman Freeman & Smiley

Ms. Tracy represents management in all areas of labor and employment law and litigation, including wrongful...  |  Read More

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