• Employee Handbook Requirements for 2024. Includes Updated Federal, State and Local Regulations as well as Multi-State Regulations!
  • Employee Handbook Requirements for 2024. Includes Updated Federal, State and Local Regulations as well as Multi-State Regulations!

    • Speaker : Margie Faulk
    • Session Code : MFJAN3024
    • Date : 30th January 2024
    • Time : This Event is Over and the Recorded Content is Available
    • Duration : 90 Mins



If there’s ever a time to rethink your employee handbook, it’s now. The wave of changes sweeping the workplace in 2024, particularly with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) introducing significant updates, makes this task more crucial than ever. The NLRB's new regulations, impacting both union and non-union environments, emphasize the importance of not restricting employees' rights to discuss workplace issues, a vital protection known as “Concerted Activity” under Section 7 of the NLRA.


In this backdrop of rapid change, typical errors in handbook creation, such as using outdated language, not tailoring content to your organization's unique culture, and overlooking critical aspects like diversity and inclusion, could have serious repercussions. These mistakes can lead to legal complications, employee dissatisfaction, and misinterpretations of company policies.


Moreover, the emergence of hybrid and remote work models demands a reassessment of traditional policies. Clear, contemporary guidelines are necessary to ensure legal compliance and to effectively manage these new work dynamics. This includes setting explicit expectations for communication, performance, and the roles of managers and HR teams in supporting these flexible work arrangements.


Our webinar will provide you with comprehensive insights on creating a handbook that resonates with the modern workplace. We aim to guide you in developing a handbook that is not just legally sound but also an embodiment of your company's ethos and values. In doing so, we’ll explore how to avoid the common pitfalls and ensure your handbook is a robust, proactive tool in the face of 2024's evolving employment landscape.


Areas Covered during the session:


  • Learn why Employers need to follow the National Labor Relations Board and why they should care about policies that can be unlawful with new requirements.
  • Participants will learn, identify and prepare for employee handbook violations.
  • Participants will be aware of all the new regulations that will impact their company.
  • The course will identify the most common employee handbook violations and how to mitigate them.
  • Participants will learn which regulatory agency will focus on which regulation and mitigate the risk
  • Participants will learn what policies will land them in hot water.
  • What policies are “must have” for your employee handbook?
  • Social media and the impact of penalties when employees choose to speak negatively about their Employer.
  • New paid leave laws and how Employers can manage them
  • Impact of “Ban the Box” regulations on criminal background screening regulations
  • States where asking candidates for salary history has been prohibited. This means removing the salary history in handbooks, applications, and career websites.
  • Learn What employee handbook policies will be outdated before the year is out
  • Identify the best practices that can propel your company to be compliance savvy
  • Learn how your managers/supervisors can be your Ambassadors in workplace compliance or your downfall
  • See how training can be one of your “first line of defense” in litigation.
  • Best practice on communicating your updates to employees and having them acknowledge your employee handbook according to guidelines.

Why Should You Attend?


Imagine navigating the intricate maze of the NLRB's new regulations, where a misstep in your handbook could restrict employees' rights, inviting legal challenges. Picture yourself grappling with the nuances of hybrid work models, unsure if your policies foster or hinder this evolving environment. Our webinar transforms these challenges into opportunities.


You'll learn to identify and rectify common handbook violations before they escalate. Discover how to navigate the complexities of new paid leave laws, social media policies, and 'Ban the Box' regulations. We'll guide you through the maze of state-specific rules on salary history inquiries and arm you with must-have policies to ensure your handbook stays ahead of the curve.


More than just compliance, this webinar empowers your leaders to be ambassadors of workplace compliance, turning training into a defensive strategy against litigation. Join us to not only update your handbook but to transform it into a living document that aligns with your organizational culture and values while navigating the changing tides of employment law.


Who Should attend?

  • Human Resources Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Legal Counsel
  • Business Owners
  • HR Consultants
  • Operations Managers
  • Employee Relations Specialists
  • HR Directors
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Senior Company Executives
  • Payroll Managers
  • Talent Acquisition Managers
  • Training and Development Managers
  • Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Officers
  • HR Generalists

Margie Faulk is a senior level human resources professional with over 15 years of HR management and compliance experience. A current Compliance Advisor for HR Compliance Solutions, LLC, Margie, has worked as an HR Compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses in the small, large, private, public and Non-profit sectors.  Margie has provided small to large businesses with risk management strategies that protect companies and reduces potential workplace fines and penalties from violation of employment regulations. Margie is bilingual (Spanish) fluent and Bi-cultural.

Margie’s area of expertise includes Criminal Background Screening Policies and auditing, I-9 document correction and storage compliance, Immigration compliance, employee handbook development, policy development, sexual harassment investigations/certified training, SOX regulations, payroll compliance, compliance consulting, monitoring US-based federal, state and local regulations, employee relations issues, internal investigations, HR management, compliance consulting, internal/external audits, and performance management.

Margie is a speaker and accomplished trainer and has created and presented compliance seminars/webinars for over 16 US and International compliance institutes. Margie has testified as a compliance subject matter expert (SME) for several regulatory agencies and against regulatory agencies, thank goodness not on the same day. Margie offers compliance training to HR professionals, business owners, and leadership to ensure compliance with workplace and regulations.

Margie’s unique training philosophy includes providing free customized tools for all attendees. These tools are customized and have been proven to be part an effective risk management strategy. Some of the customized tools include the I-9 Self Audit. Correction and Storage program, Ban the Box Decision Matrix Policy that Employers can provide in a dispute for allegations, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Compliance Guide, Drug-Free Workplace Volatile Termination E-Book and other compliance program tools when attendees register and attend Margie’s trainings.

Margie holds professional human resources certification (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from the Society for Human Resources Management. Margie is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE).

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