Structuring Employee Handbooks: Arbitration Provisions, Social Media Policies, Whistleblower Protections and More

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

Conducted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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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.


New and evolving legal developments require employers and their counsel review and update employee handbooks at least annually to ensure that they do not run afoul of the latest court decisions and agency rulings or otherwise increase liability exposure for employers.

In recent years, the NLRB has challenged at-will disclaimers, social media policies, ambiguous and misleading language, restrictions on employee communications, and arbitration provisions in employee handbooks.

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 effectively address difficult workplace issues while complying with the law.

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.



  1. Recent developments impacting employee handbooks and policies
  2. Best practices for drafting employee handbooks
  3. 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

Littler Mendelson

Ms. DeCourcy represents and counsels management clients in all areas of labor and employment matters arising under...  |  Read More

Miner, Frederick
Frederick C. Miner

Littler Mendelson

Mr. Miner represents management in collective bargaining negotiations, counsels employers concerning bargaining...  |  Read More

Stone, Mona
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

Teresa, Tracy
Teresa R. Tracy

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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