Structuring Employee Handbooks: Arbitration Provisions, Social Media Policies, Whistleblower Protections and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to employment counsel for drafting employee handbooks that take into account new and evolving legal developments, including pending U.S. Supreme Court decisions on arbitration provisions, recent NLRB rulings on social media policies and protected concerted activity, agency policies on whistleblower retaliation, and more.
- Recent developments impacting employee handbooks and policies
- Best practices for drafting employee handbooks
- Special issues for multistate employers
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?
Natasha L. DeCourcy
Ms. DeCourcy represents and counsels management clients in all areas of labor and employment matters arising under... | Read More
Ms. DeCourcy represents and counsels management clients in all areas of labor and employment matters arising under federal and state laws, including claims based on Title VII. the Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the ADA, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Her particular areas of expertise include employment discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination litigation, and preventive counseling. Ms. DeCourcy also focuses on policy review.Close
Frederick C. Miner
Mr. Miner represents management in collective bargaining negotiations, counsels employers concerning bargaining... | Read More
Mr. Miner represents management in collective bargaining negotiations, counsels employers concerning bargaining obligations and administration of collective bargaining agreements, and is an advocate in the arbitration of disputes arising out of collective bargaining agreements and in enforcement litigation. In addition, he assists employers in developing and implementing personnel policies, handbooks, employment contracts, and arbitration agreements. Mr. Minor has successfully enforced individual arbitration agreements in federal courts with respect to a variety of employment related claims.Close
Mona M. Stone
Vice President & General Counsel
Goodwill of Central Arizona
With nearly 20 years of legal experience, Ms. Stone manages all aspects of Goodwill of Central Arizona’s legal... | Read More
With nearly 20 years of legal experience, Ms. Stone manages all aspects of Goodwill of Central Arizona’s legal affairs and compliance operations. Most recently, she was a senior attorney with Greenberg Traurig, specializing in labor and employment and commercial litigation. Ms. Stone has authored several books and countless articles, and is a frequent speaker at numerous seminars, conferences and forums. She is the author of a book entitled Drafting an Employee Handbook: What You Need to Know.Close
Teresa R. Tracy
Freeman Freeman & Smiley
Ms. Tracy represents management in all areas of labor and employment law and litigation, including wrongful... | Read More
Ms. Tracy represents management in all areas of labor and employment law and litigation, including wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour, class action, union organizing campaigns, grievances and arbitrations, and collective bargaining. She also provides preventive services, including comprehensive counseling and training.Close