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.
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using outdated language, not tailoring content to your organization's unique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.
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.
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.
Covered during the session:
why Employers need to follow the National Labor Relations Board and why they
should care about policies that can be unlawful with new requirements.
will learn, identify and prepare for employee handbook violations.
will be aware of all the new regulations that will impact their company.
course will identify the most common employee handbook violations and how to
will learn which regulatory agency will focus on which regulation and mitigate
will learn what policies will land them in hot water.
policies are “must have” for your employee handbook?
media and the impact of penalties when employees choose to speak negatively
about their Employer.
paid leave laws and how Employers can manage them
of “Ban the Box” regulations on criminal background screening regulations
where asking candidates for salary history has been prohibited. This means
removing the salary history in handbooks, applications, and career websites.
What employee handbook policies will be outdated before the year is out
the best practices that can propel your company to be compliance savvy
how your managers/supervisors can be your Ambassadors in workplace compliance
or your downfall
how training can be one of your “first line of defense” in litigation.
practice on communicating your updates to employees and having them acknowledge
your employee handbook according to guidelines.
Should You Attend?
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.
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.
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.
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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