The Beginner's Guide to Creating and Updating Handbooks
In many situations, an employee handbook serves as a useful resource for both the employees and the employer. However, a poorly written handbook can also be the cause of litigation and fail to provide employers with legal protection. This engaging program explores best practices for updating social media policies, guidelines for creating retaliation policies, legal guidance for taking a stance on cyberbullying and more. Mitigate legal risks from the get-go. Register today!
Stay up to date on important legislative developments.
Develop legal best practices for updating wage and hour policies and provisions.
Uncover tips for drafting work-from-home policies.
Examine essential guidelines for making changes to discrimination and harassment policies.
Advise employers of the legal risks of failing to update and implement effective workplace safety policies.
Analyze legal best practices for creating drug, alcohol and marijuana policies.
Evaluate other handbook policies that require regular review and revision.
This course is part of the Human Resource Law 101: A New Hampshire Guide series.
NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. NBI, Inc. believes this course meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 toward the annual NHMCLE requirement.
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NBI, Inc. is licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Education Office of Career School Licensing. There are no enrollment prerequisites or admissions requirements for this course, and there is no exam or grading system. Satisfactory progress is based solely on attendance at the course. Credits may not be transferred. All refunds shall be paid within 30 days upon written notification from a student of cancellation or withdrawal. Students receiving benefits from federal programs shall be subject to federal refund policies, rules and regulation. Student complaints should be directed to our office at (800) 930-6182. Upon exhausting all avenues with NBI, Inc. for resolution, students may file a complaint with the Office of Career School Licensing at (603) 271-6443.
AIMEE PARSONS is of senior counsel at Ogletree Deakins. Her practice focuses on defending employers in state and federal court against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, trade secret, restrictive covenant, and wage and hour claims. She also represents employers in pre-litigation matters before state and federal administrative agencies. Ms. Parsons advises employers regarding workplace policies and procedures and compliance with applicable state and federal labor and employment laws and regulations. Additionally, she conducts trainings on harassment, retaliation, employee leave issues and other related employment law topics. Ms. Parsons earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans and her J.D. degree from the University of Texas.
DANIELLE Y. VANDERZANDEN is a shareholder in the Boston and Portland (ME) offices of Ogletree Deakins, and co-chair of the firm's cybersecurity and privacy practice group. She specializes in the areas of privacy, restrictive covenant, wage and hour, discrimination and labor, and employment litigation and counseling. Ms. Vanderzanden devotes her practice to helping employers with employment-related disputes, conducting investigations and providing counsel to clients seeking to reduce their potential for liability to their employees and third parties. She has personally conducted dozens of investigations, including investigations involving employee allegations of misconduct by company executives and systemic discrimination. Ms. Vanderzanden is CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and provides advice regarding cybersecurity and privacy matters, including applicable state, federal and multi-national privacy and information security requirements. For nearly ten years, she has provided clients with advice regarding written information security policies and all aspects of data breach remediation, response and notification. Ms. Vanderzanden has counseled dozens of clients through the process of complying with a myriad of data breach notification requirements among the 50 United States and in a variety of multi-national data breach scenarios. She routinely helps clients navigate the choppy waters churned by the challenges of social networking sites, the Internet of Things and related technological developments. In 2015, the National Law Journal selected Ms. Vanderzanden for inclusion on its inaugural list of "Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers." She has successfully represented clients in numerous cases involving restrictive covenants and intellectual property disputes and claims for ERISA benefits and executive compensation. Ms. Vanderzanden has defended single plaintiff and class and collective action wage and hour disputes (including, but not limited to, claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Massachusetts Wage Payment Law and the Massachusetts Tip Pooling Statute); sex, race, age, religion and disability discrimination and/or harassment claims; and tort and retaliation matters. She has many years of experience defending clients against privacy-related claims, and she regularly helps clients develop policies, practices, protocols, training programs, audits and remedial measures to diminish the risks associated with information security breaches. Ms. Vanderzanden regularly speaks before industry groups and legal organizations and at conferences, roundtables, webinars and seminars. She also provides internal training programs on topics such as data privacy and security compliance, conducting effective internal investigations, protecting intellectual property and human resource assets, complying with applicable wage and anti-discrimination laws. Ms. Vanderzanden is an effective trial lawyer who has tried over 20 cases by herself or as first chair and has managed and resolved or taken to hearing dozens of employment arbitrations. She earned her B.A. degree from Columbia University and her J.D. degree from Boston College Law School.
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