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What are the essential disclaimers your employee handbook should contain?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:00AM - 11:00AM

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What are the essential disclaimers your employee handbook should contain?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Fremont, CA

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Broken promises lead to breach of contract claims. Employers use
handbooks to show that they have provided valuable information to their
employees and that they have been clear in the rules that employees must
follow. They are invaluable tools if used correctly. But is your
handbook giving employees a legal contract claim they might not
otherwise have? How can you avoid this situation?

Why should you attend: If written properly, handbooks
are a valuable tool in the workplace. Governmental agencies, courts
and juries look to handbooks to determine your policies and whether you
have been fair to your employees.

Handbooks written poorly will inevitably doom you. Poorly written
handbooks cause confusion, inconsistency in the workplace, and
increased litigation. As the author of a handbook or policy, any
ambiguities will be construed against the employer which may nullify
your disclaimers. This webinar will teach you to write your handbooks
and policies to avoid contractual obligations but at the same time
accomplish your purpose of informing employees of your expectations.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • What is "at will" employment?
  • How a poorly drafted handbook or policy can erode the "at will" status of your employees
  • How to protect your company from the top mistakes that employers make in drafting employee handbooks
  • How to prevent claims of implied contract
  • How to avoid using language that can give rise to claims of breach of implied contract
  • What are the essential disclaimers your employee handbook should contain
  • What are the essential policies that your handbook should contain?
    What policies should a company have but is not appropriate for a
  • What are the essential policies that your employee handbook should contain
  • How to have a well drafted anti-harassment policy that will protect you from future liability
  • Why terms like probationary period and introductory period can be problematic
  • How to write a progressive discipline policy that meets your needs but avoiding language that may make these policies a contract
  • Training your supervisors not to say things contrary to your disclaimers in your handbooks

Who Will Benefit:
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Company Owners

Susan Fahey Desmond is a Principal in the New
Orleans, Louisiana, office of Jackson Lewis P.C which has offices in 59
cities across the country. She has been representing management in the
area of labor and employment law since her graduation from the
University of Tennessee School Of Law. Susan is a frequent speaker and
author on a number of labor and employment issues. She is named in Best
Lawyers in America and has been named by Chambers USA as one of
America's leading business lawyers for labor and employment law.

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NetZealous LLC, DBA TrainHR

Phone: +1-800-385-1627


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