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Webinar: Staying Ahead Of The Litigation Wave With Effective Employee Handbooks

Christopher E. Cobey Marissa L. Dragoo

A company's employee handbook can be a powerful tool in setting a corporate culture, and in defending lawsuits and administrative claims - but only if the handbook is up to date, carefully drafted and its contents known to both supervisors and employees.

How often are handbooks discussed by courts in reported opinions and orders?  In just the first eight months of 2015, employee handbooks have been referenced 388 times by state and federal courts throughout the country.  In 2014, employee handbooks were mentioned in at least 837 orders and decisions from all courts. Thus, it's in a company's interest to have its handbook in a condition that will withstand judicial scrutiny.

In this webinar, two experienced litigators and business counselors, Chris Cobey (pictured top right) and Marissa Dragoo (pictured bottom right), from Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest law firm exclusively representing management in labor and employment law, share their insights on what makes an effective employee handbook.

This webinar brings you up to speed on employee handbook provisions concerning:

  • At-will employment;
  • Confidentiality of subjects such as employee salaries, internal investigations and working conditions;
  • Social media;
  • Employee expenses;
  • Leaves of absence;
  • County and local ordinances; and
  • Work schedules.