Employee Handbooks: Read 'Em & Weep?

2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Workplace Application: You will learn tips for creating and updating policies that reduce liability and balance the rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers.
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No sooner do you draft a new workplace policy than a court or regulatory decision seems to spin the interpretation of what Congress or a state general assembly intended. From wage and hour administration, to bullying, civility and harassment prevention, to corrective action, to dress codes, to at-will employment and more, employers’ policies are being challenged and evaluated by the Department of Labor, the EEOC, the NLRB, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and OSHA, to name just a few. This session will discuss some of the most common pitfalls and proactive practices when updating employee handbooks, including multi-state employers.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm
Presenter: 

Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Christine V.
Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Ms. Walters has more than 25 years’ combined experience in management, HR administration, employment law practice, and teaching.

She has presented at conferences across the country, been engaged as an expert witness, testified before Congress, state legislative committees and administrative agencies on employment issues.

Her book, “From Hello to Goodbye: Proactive Tips for Maintaining Positive Employee Relations,” now in its 2nd edition has been one of the SHRMStore’s “Great 8” best-sellers for eight consecutive years!

Today Ms. Walters works as an HR & employment law consultant doing business as FiveL Company, “Helping Leaders Limit their Liability by Learning the Law.”SM

Location: 
Renaissance Ballroom West B
Amount of Credit: 
1.50
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
Intended Audience: 
Mid-Level
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