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Is your Employee Handbook Ready for 2017? Presented by Bruce Henderson, Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler, L.L.P.
With the New Year come new obligations and responsibilities. This is especially true for the many changes in employment law that have transpired over the last few years. In this session, we will cover the most vital provisions that must be included in your Company’s employee handbook, such as at-will employment, harassment, confidentiality, and workplace violence. In addition, new obligations and changes in law will cause most employers – especially those who are considered “federal contractors” -- to modify their policies dealing with overtime, sexual orientation and LGBT issues, minimum wage and complaints about pay, dealing with postings on social media, confidentiality, FMLA and paid sick leave, and pregnancy.
Sex, Lies and Hostile Work Environments Presented by Tom Scroggins, Rosen Harwood Attorneys at Law Learn the important skills of handling sexual harassment issues and complaints. This includes a detailed overview of what sexual harassment is, explains legal definitions, discusses prevention, and shows how to handle sexual harassment complaints and maintain a positive work environment. Hear how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is pressing the boundaries of what has traditionally been considered unlawful sexual harassment and be prepared to respond to such issues in your workplace.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media as part of Hiring, Discipline and Termination Presented by Bryan Winter, Winter McFarland Attorneys & Counselors at Law
Are your employees spending office time on Facebook?
Can an employee's posts on social media be grounds for discipline?
Ground rules for using social media in hiring.
Privacy rights of employees in social media when using employer’s equipment – how, when and what you can request to access.