Employee Handbooks: Every Word Counts

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This presentation will enable you to revise your handbooks to eliminate express or implied contractual obligations.
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This session will help you get the most out of your employee handbook while avoiding liability. Employee handbooks can be powerful tools for communicating policies to employees and supervisors and administering employee relations; however, they also can be a source of employment law liability. Weitzman will offer helpful advice on deciding what to include in (and delete from) your employee handbook. We will also discuss cutting-edge policies you should consider adding or revising, including those involving e-mail, voicemail, blogging, social networking, cell/camera phone and electronic communication policies; weapons and dress code policies; confidentiality polices; and many other new workplace regulations.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Presenter: 

Allan H. Weitzman, JD

Allan H.
Weitzman, JD

Allan H. Weitzman is the head of the Labor and Employment Law Department in the Boca Raton office of Proskauer Rose LLP, and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law with over forty-one years’ experience – all at Proskauer. 

Based on a peer-review study, Allan has been named in the 2005 through 2015 editions of Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s definitive guide to legal excellence.  He is particularly proud that he was named by Best Lawyers as the 2013 Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law in South Florida.  From 2007 through 2015, Allan has earned a first tier Chambers ranking for his outstanding employment law work.  In 2009 and 2011 through 2015, Allan was named by Human Resource Executive magazine as one of the nation’s top 100 corporate employment attorneys. He is also a fellow in the prestigious College of Labor Employment Law Attorneys. 

Among his notable achievements, Allan submitted the amicus brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of the Society for Human Resources Management in the Faragher case.  The employer’s “affirmative defense” that was adopted by the Supreme Court in Faragher was based on an argument made by Allan and his firm. 

Allan is graduate of the Cornell Law School where he was an Editor of the Cornell Law Review, graduating with distinction and was a member of “The Order of the Coif.”

Location: 
S103
Amount of Credit: 
1.25
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
Critical Evaluation
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