Employers should know that the employee handbook is one of the documents that is reviewed by attorneys who are looking to sue them. Having an employee handbook is critical to a company and having it updated with all the necessary policies is crucial. Labor research has proven that Employers have a delay in implementing new regulations and adding it to Employee Handbooks or stand-alone policies.
New regulations go hand in hand with employee handbook and standalone policy updates. As a compliance officer, I am always providing support to Employers and professionals and see what the gaps are when protecting employees. Federal, State, and local regulations have an impact in maintaining workplace compliance and Employers need to be aware that when Federal, State and Local regulations clash the regulations with the most benefit afor the employees supersedes.
That is why it is important to be aware and follow all workplace regulations.
Now more than ever, Employers need to ensure employee handbooks are up to date, consistent, includes all new regulations and changes that involve the workplace. This training will focus on some of the major errors that are made when updating employee handbooks and how to avoid some of the large penalties
Areas covered during the session:
- Learn what policies must be included for 2023
- 2023 Federal regulations are already listed for employee handbooks
- Learn what policies are consistently missed by Employers
- Which handbook errors impact COVID-19 Vaccinations
- Why do Employers need to be aware of what the NLRB updates are on employee handbooks?
- Common mistakes
- Updates on policies for masks and vaccines that need to be included in employee handbooks
- New update called bystander discrimination and harassment reporting and what is the Employer risk
- State regulations need to be revised with over 18 new regulations impacting COVID-19 vaccines mandates, sexual harassment
- Learn how the At-Will statement can cause litigation nightmares
- Learn why grooming and dress code policies can be discriminatory practice
- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was updated to include sexual orientation by the Supreme Court in 2020 but Employers have not updated their handbook
- Learn how tracking reasonable accommodation requests for Covid-19 can avoid disability and discrimination allegations
- Learn how workplace vaccine mandates need to be updated in the employee handbook
- Learn why teleworking policies are a landmine if not written appropriately
- Learn how vaccine mandates by safety in the workplace enforcement by OSHA needs to be included even though it has not been established
- Learn how the Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) can be a huge benefit when trying to manage employee relations issues
- Why are complaint procedures creating havoc for Employers?
Why should you attend?
No matter what state you do business in, or how many employees you have, you will be subject to state and federal employment laws. Your handbook not only communicates these various entitlements and obligations to employees but is useful in demonstrating that your organization strives to be compliant with these regulations.
Do not underestimate the legal impact your employee handbook can have on you risk strategy!
Who will benefit?
- All Employers
- Business Owners
- Company Leadership
- Compliance professionals
- HR Professionals
- All professionals
- Compliance Professionals
- Employers in all industries
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).