Updating Employee Handbook Policies in 2022: Leave Policies, Privacy, Remote Work, Wage and Hour Requirements
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will address the rapidly changing current employment environment and updating employee handbooks to reflect the developing situation in the workplace. Legal restrictions and concerns at the federal, state, and local levels may affect employers' potential liability and the employer's response to the needs of evolving state leave policies, remote work, privacy issues, and new wage and hour requirements under current legislation. Counsel should be straightforward that policies need to be updated and relayed to employees for non-discriminatory enforcement.
- Recent developments impacting employee handbooks and policies
- State leave policies
- Family medical leave
- Required sick leave
- Other state-approved leave requirements
- Remote work
- Wage and hour requirements
- NLRB decisions
- State leave 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 needed to comply with current CDC recommendations?
- What handbook provisions are subject to the most NLRB scrutiny?
- How can employee handbook provisions be drafted to avoid or void unintended legal liability?
Krista L. Coggins
Managing Senior Consultant
Remedy Outside Counsel
Ms. Coggins is engaged in a diverse and varied practice of law, including contracts, criminal defense, and civil... | Read More
Ms. Coggins is engaged in a diverse and varied practice of law, including contracts, criminal defense, and civil litigation, and has served in-house counsel for small businesses.Close
Lisa M. Koblin
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Ms. Koblin assists employers with labor and employment disputes, including litigation of discrimination, harassment,... | Read More
Ms. Koblin assists employers with labor and employment disputes, including litigation of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unpaid wage and class action claims in state and federal courts as well as mediation. She provides counseling on employee handbooks and policies, noncompete agreements, anti-discrimination statutes, wage and hour laws, and joint employer liability. Her experience providing human resources training covers topics ranging from conducting effective investigations, to complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and state and local employment laws concerning paid sick leave, leaves of absence and employee accommodations. governance. Ms. Koblin also represents clients responding to OSHA citations and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board, and defends clients who arbitrate employee grievances before the American Arbitration Association.Close
Chelsea D. Mesa
Ms. Mesa’s practice focuses on advising employers concerning various employment-related issues, including... | Read More
Ms. Mesa’s practice focuses on advising employers concerning various employment-related issues, including compliance with California and federal anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and leave laws, and other human resources practices, as well as negotiating and documenting employment and severance agreements. She also counsels clients on their employment policies, and performs trainings on all aspects of employment conduct, including California-mandated sexual harassment training, discrimination training, and training on the interplay of the Americans with Disabilities Act with state and federal leave laws. In addition, Ms. Mesa advises employers on hiring and termination decisions, including those where federal and state WARN requirements are triggered, and handling performance deficiencies and evaluations.Close