At The Podium
Employee Handbook and Policy Updates for the Modern Workplace
Charles S. Plumb
Given the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, labor-friendly victories at the National Labor Relations Board, the legalization of marijuana, increased focused on LGBT employees, and the passage of paid sick leave and domestic violence leave laws across the country, changes to your employment policies and your employee handbook will surely be necessary in the coming year.
Speaking at the 21st Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Charlie Plumb reviews necessary changes to employment policies in light of recent legislation and court rulings, and guidance on emerging employment policy issues in his presentation titled “Employee Handbook and Policy Updates for the Modern Workplace.” His topics include:
- Essential dress code and grooming policy updates, including best practices for fashioning and enforcing work rules concerning tattoos, piercings and body expression
- The latest on social media privacy and usage policies, and how to ensure they don’t run afoul to recent National Labor Relations Board rulings
- The difference between flexible and absolute language in the employee handbook
- Ensuring that your Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy addresses current and emerging legal issues
- Policies and procedures that adequately address the way emerging “Gen Z” employees work
- Drafting comprehensive telecommuting agreements
- Keeping previous employee handbook and policy revisions on file
- Tips for communicating employee handbook and employment policy changes to your workforce
The Advanced Employment Issues Symposium is America’s leading employment law conference designed to update current HR professionals about emerging state legal and regulatory changes that affect employment law compliance obligations. This three-day conference is held in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 9-11, 2016.