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Your employment policy manual is a crucial management tool for sharing essential workplace rules. But getting those rules wrong can turn the tool into a weapon employment lawyers wield against your organization in court. Updating your handbook now is more important than ever.
This informative HR Webinar will outline for you the do's and don'ts of drafting an effective well-written Employment Policy Manual. We will explain the importance of a good employment policy manual. Firstly, it’s essential for smooth operations. It should be the go-to authority for policies. Secondly, it’s critical for more than new hire training. It expresses formal policies. It is the first place to look for legal clarification, for instance. Thirdly, you can use it to showcase your company culture.
Learn best practices for writing policies, procedures, and supporting documentation to help you develop logical and easy-to-understand documents.
Why you should Attend
Employee handbooks/manuals are essential for employers in today's litigious environment, and they are the number one most important tool that an employer can have to protect itself from future liability.
Areas Covered in the Session
- Protect your company from the top mistakes that employers make in drafting employee handbooks
- Preventing claims of implied contract
- Avoiding language that can give rise to claims of breach of implied contract
- How to have a well-drafted policy and procedure
- Why terms like probationary period and permanent employee can be problematic
- The essential policies that your employee handbook should contain
Who Will Benefit
- HR Professionals
- Business Owners
Steven G. Meilleur, Ph.D., SPHR – is President, CEO – PRAXIS Management Solutions, LLC, a New Mexico-based management consulting firm specializing in human resources, employee relations, leadership, training & organizational development, organizational research and assessment, strategic & operational planning, and non-profit organization management and governance. Dr. Meilleur has more than 40 years of management and executive-level experience in human resources, risk management, and organizational management in the private non-profit public, and private for-profit sectors.
Dr. Meilleur also serves as Senior Vice-President and Risk Services Consultant for Human Resources and Employment with Poms & Associates, a national risk services and insurance brokerage firm. His previous work experience includes public, private, and nonprofit organizations, in executive and management capacities.
He is also on the faculty of the UNM School of Public Administration in the graduate program, teaching in the areas of human resource management, nonprofit organization management, leadership, dispute resolution, organizational change, and human resource development. He has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops across the country, and is a published author in the areas of human resources, marketing, leadership and management development, organizational change and innovation, non-profit organization management, and board development.
Dr. Meilleur received a BA in English Literature and Education from Bucknell University, an Executive MBA from the University of New Mexico's Anderson Graduate School of Management, and his Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Learning from UNM. He received his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management in 1995.