Representing Multi-State Employers: How to Draft Legally Compliant Employee Handbooks

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Understanding what an employee handbook must have in it is tough enough. However, if you represent a multi-state employer doing business in more than one state, it is even more complicated. There are a multitude of laws that vary state by state that an organization needs to ensure compliance with. Failure to do so can put an organization at legal peril.

One of the causes for concern when drafting a multi-state handbook is that employers must comply with both federal and state laws concerning workplace employment practices such as wage and hour laws, no-smoking laws, FMLA, harassment, minimum wage, overtime, etc. Therefore what may be legal in one state and create legal havoc for you in another state. That is why it is so important to understand how to properly draft an employee handbook that will protect an organization in every state in which they operate. This online training seminar will help to highlight the most common legal pitfalls that an employer will face when drafting a multi-state employee handbook.

During this CLE program, some of the important points you will learn include:

  • Which policies are most important to have in an employee handbook
  • Top policies that can cause major problems for multi-state employers
  • How to protect an organization with necessary disclaimers to include in an employee handbook
  • How to draft a handbook that contains legal protections but is also compliant in all jurisdictions
  • Understanding the different state laws and how they can lead to discrimination claims in an organization
  • The need to include and ensure compliance with the state laws for employees who work remotely
  • Top legal perils related to specific state FMLA and leave-of-absence laws

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