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Webinar: Is That in Writing? Staying Ahead of the Litigation Wave With Effective 2017 Employee Handbooks

Chris Cobey Jill Lowell

The first exhibit the jury sees in employment litigation is often your employee handbook. Will yours withstand the scrutiny?

At a time of ever-changing rules and aggressive agency enforcement, employers must be proactive in their compliance efforts to avoid increased risks and potential costly penalties. One simple mistake in a single handbook policy could cost an employer hundreds of thousands of dollars. On the other hand, well-drafted policies often provide an effective first line of defense when an employer's practices are challenged.

Chris Cobey and Jill Lowell, employment attorneys at Littler Mendelson on the left and right coasts, share key considerations and practical tips for creating a handbook consistent with your organization's goals that complies with all applicable laws and regulations based on your unique business.

Chris has extensive litigation experience successfully trying cases to verdict or judgment in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies where employment policies and practices are challenged. Jill regularly assists federal contractors, foreign governments operating within the U.S., publically traded companies, healthcare institutes, not for profits, banks, insurance brokers, retail establishments, hospitality employers and hotels to create and maintain compliant handbooks.

In this program, you learn:

  • How to create a strong handbook, including assessment of what policies should, could, might, or not, be included, and why;
  • Common pitfalls in drafting handbooks;
  • How to identify and handle local paid sick leave ordinances; and
  • How to keep your handbook compliant with ever-changing laws.