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Updating Employee Handbooks: The Latest Rules and Guidance

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Updating Employee Handbooks: The Latest Rules and Guidance

Workshop Description/Agenda

Ensure Employee Handbooks Comply With the Latest Federal Guidance

The National Labor Relations Board recently released handbook guidance that affects nearly every employer in the nation. Updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act also require businesses to closely scrutinize the contents of their handbooks. It is imperative that businesses update their handbooks to safeguard against traps created by outdated workplace policies. Confidently update handbooks and help companies avoid potential fines or worse - register today!

  • Arm yourself with the latest wage and hour updates that can land employers in hot water unless they update their handbooks.
  • Draft workplace behavior and conduct provisions that legally address defamatory conduct, abusive speech and more.
  • Locate seemingly innocuous handbook provisions that violate the National Labor Relations Act.


2:00 pm - 5:15 pm Eastern Standard Time
Presenters: Jennifer A. Corso and Peter L. Frattarelli

2:00 - 3:30, Peter L. Frattarelli

  1. New NLRB Handbook Ruling: Extents and Limitations
    1. New Standard: Employee NLRA Rights vs. Employer Disciplinary Rights
    2. Category 1 Rules: What is Generally Lawful?
    3. Category 2 Rules: Navigating Legal Ambiguity
    4. Category 3 Rules: What is Always Unlawful?
  2. Handbooks in the #MeToo Era: Crafting Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Policies
    1. Current Case Law That Affects Policies
    2. Harassment Policies: Prohibited Conduct, Reporting, Investigation, etc.
    3. Dating Policies: Protecting Against Harassment Claims
    4. Updating Discrimination Policies: LGBTQ, Race, Religion and More
    5. OSHA Anti-Retaliation Rules and Handbook Policies
    6. Policy Violations: Spelling Out Consequences
    7. Other Critical Areas to Update

3:45 - 5:15, Jennifer A. Corso

  1. Handbook Wage and Hour Provision: What They Must Contain
    1. FLSA White Collar Exemptions
    2. Addressing Overtime Pay
    3. Wage and Benefit Discussions Between Employees
    4. When are Wages "Confidential Information"?
  2. Creating Workplace Behavior and Misconduct Policies in Light of NLRB Rules
    1. Workplace Confidentiality Rules
    2. Outside Organization Membership, Voting, etc.
    3. Rude and Disrespectful Behavior
    4. Criticism of Employers
    5. Workplace Photography and Recording
    6. Use of Company Name, Logos etc.
    7. Media Relations Policies
    8. False or Defamatory Statements
    9. Intemperate or Abusive Speech
    10. Conflict of Interest Policies

Who Should Attend

This essential course on the latest federal employee handbook guidance is for attorneys. Human resource professionals, accountants and paralegals may also benefit.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: HR Management Training > Labor/Employment Law

Training Course Summary: Updating Employee Handbooks: The Latest Rules and Guidance

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