2019 Employee Handbook Update: Important Revisions to Ensure Legal Compliance and Avoid Liability

Join Employment Law Attorney Melissa Fleischer to better understand important protections that your employee handbook needs to contain to best protect you, and what recent legal issues require revisions.

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About The Event

All employers should have well-drafted employee handbooks to communicate policies and procedures that apply to the workplace. Too often, however, those handbooks are not reviewed or updated regularly despite rapid changes to the legal landscape when it comes to employment and labor issues. At a minimum, handbooks should be updated at least annually to ensure that they are in compliance with recent federal, state and local laws that have been passed, as well as with important court decisions that could impact your organization. There have been a number of important developments in the employment law space recently, and now is a crucial time to make sure your handbooks reflect the latest requirements.

Please join Melissa Fleischer to better understand important protections that your employee handbook needs to contain to best protect you, and what recent legal issues require revisions.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

This webinar will cover:

  • Tips for providing handbook rules based on revisions to the FLSA:
  • Understanding the recent court rulings on unpaid interns and how to avoid violations of the FLSA
  • Recent case law on whether telecommuting is a reasonable accommodation under the ADAAA
  • Understanding your drug-free policy in light of state medicinal marijuana laws
  • Whether your anti-harassment policy contains the necessary requirements to ensure it is effective
  • Revising your FMLA policy in accordance with the rules on same-sex marriage
  • Determining whether your FMLA policy includes the important protections needed
  • Whether your ADA accommodation policy includes reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees
  • Ensuring you have a policy providing reasonable break-time for nursing mothers
  • Including a cell-phone and texting policy to help you avoid liability
  • AND MUCH MORE!

Who Should Attend:

HR, training, in-house counsel, financial officers, and CEOs

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Melissa Fleischer, Esq

Melissa Fleischer, Esq., is a sought-after employment law attorney and HR advisor, having utilized her 20 years of law practice experience specializing in employment discrimination litigation to form HR Learning Center LLC, an HR consulting firm that specializes in providing workplace solutions to employers on a wide range of legal and human resource management issues. Ms. Fleischer provides preventative counseling and proactive training on a wide-range of employment law issues to help employers achieve legal compliance and reduce litigation costs, Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney and is nationally recognized as an expert in her field. Ms. Fleischer has successfully represented numerous clients in employment discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. Ms Fleischer was previously associated with Epstein Becker & Green in NYC.

Through HR Learning Center, Ms. Fleischer provides on-site training seminars and on-line training webinars and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resource issues including sexual harassment, disabilities, diversity, discrimination, workplace violence, employee use of social media, job descriptions, employee handbooks, workplace investigations, FLSA misclassification and independent contractor status, information privacy and security, and HR records management. She also offers compliance training on the major employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, including exempt and non-exempt worker classifications and the National Labor Relations Act. She presents seminars, leads webinars and workshops, and is a frequent lecturer on these and other HR management and legal topics.

Ms. Fleischer served as a chapter editor for the Family and Medical Leave Act Treatise, published by the Bureau of National Affairs. She also served as an Editor for HRExpert, an on-line legal resource for attorneys and HR Professionals. Ms. Fleischer is an adjunct faculty member with the Professional Development Center at SUNY/Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Ms. Fleischer earned her J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and her B.A., cum laude, from New York University.

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