Virtual Learning- Is Your Handbook Ready for 2020 and Beyond?
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When: 12/12/2019
12:00- 1:00 PM
Where: Virtual Learning Event
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Virtual Learning- Is Your Handbook Ready for 2020 and Beyond?

Event Overview:

Employee handbooks are important. They tell employees what to expect, managers how to manage, and HR how to deal with all kinds of employee needs and benefits. However, if handbook provisions are not written or enforced properly, they may also tell plaintiff's attorneys just where your organization is most vulnerable to claims - even class and collective action claims.

Meredith Shoop, a shareholder with the labor and employment law firm of Littler Mendelson, P.C. discusses the importance of handbooks, what should be included (and excluded) from them in 2020, key areas of risk, and the impact of recent legal developments on HR professionals.

During this 60-minute webinar, Meredith will deliver practical feedback on the structure and contents of their organization's handbooks, as well as important insights into key areas of potential legal exposure and how to avoid common pitfalls.  Topics of particular interest include setting paid sick leave parameters across multiple states; managing FMLA, state leave, paid sick, and other state and local paid leave through clear policies; salary history bans and other pay equity laws; and addressing medical and recreational marijuana in multi-state drug-free workplace policies.

Attendees receive:

        The impact of handbooks on compliance and legal exposure;
Practical guidance on the structure and contents of their organization's handbooks; and Insight into developing and known areas of risk related to employee handbook policies.

This program has been approved for 1.00 recertification credit hour for SHRM and HRCI.

Event Information:
Program 12:00-1:00 PM

Virtual Event- webinar link is provided in registration confirmation email

Members/Non-Members/Students: $15

Speaker Information:
Meredith C. Shoop, a Cleveland-based shareholder at the labor and employment law firm Littler Mendelson, concentrates her practice on handbook compliance, labor management relations, affirmative action compliance, and employment discrimination claims. She appears regularly in state and federal courts and before the EEOC, NLRB, OFCCP and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Ms. Shoop’s community involvement includes the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, Cleveland Association of Phi Beta Kappa, the Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management, the Cleveland Employment Law Inn of Court, and the Ohio and Northern Ohio Industry Liaison Groups.



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