Wage and Hour Provisions, Discrimination and Harassment Policies, Non-Competes, and More
What are the latest developments surrounding non-compete agreements? At what point does a business need to include FMLA in its employee manual? What are some tips for outlining discipline and termination procedures? This program arms you with the knowledge and tools needed to draft an employee handbook for your small or medium-sized business. Register today!
Unearth the importance of customizing your handbook to your company.
Discover the legal essentials of creating and updating leave provisions.
Uncover practical guidance for creating marijuana and drug policies.
Examine best practices for stating discipline and termination procedures.
Identify the top mistakes that small employers make with handbooks.
Boilerplate Language and Cookie-Cutter Handbook Policies - Avoiding Common Perils
Drafting and Updating Leave Policies: Legal Best Practices (With Samples)
Wage and Hour Handbook Provision Drafting Essentials
Creating and Updating Policies Post-COVID-19
Creating and Updating Alcohol, Drug, and Marijuana Policies
Drafting Discrimination, Harassment, and Anti-Retaliation Policies
What You Need to Know About Non-Compete Agreements
Best Practices for Employee Performance, Discipline, and Termination Policies
The Top 10 Mistakes Small Employers Make With Handbook Policies
Charles W. Cavagnaro Jr. is a shareholder with Evans | Petree PC, where his practice includes representing employers in state and federal courts in all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination claims based on race, sex, age, national origin, religion, pregnancy, disability, sexual and racial harassment, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), claims for unpaid wages and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state law, claims for wrongful discharge and retaliation for exercising protected employee rights, employment-related tort claims, and workers' compensation claims. He also has extensive experience in drafting employment contracts and separation/severance agreements, auditing employee handbooks, advising clients on day-to-day employee relations matters, investigating and responding to EEOC, DOL, NLRB, and OSHA charges and other government agency complaints, assisting in management's response to union organizing campaigns, representing management in grievance arbitration under collective bargaining agreements, conducting client seminars on current labor and employment law topics such as effective handling of employee relations issues, union avoidance, required sexual harassment and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance training for supervisors, and FMLA compliance. Mr. Cavagnaro earned his B.B.A. degree, cum laude, and his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Memphis.
Matthew F. Nieman is a principal at Jackson Lewis P.C.'s Washington, D.C. region office, as well as the litigation manager for the office. Mr. Nieman represents employers in a broad spectrum of labor and employment law matters, including discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, whistle blower claims, questions related to the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act of 1994, and workplace drug-testing issues. He is first-chair trial lawyer and actively involved in all phases of the litigation process on the full range of employment discrimination, retaliation, and employment-related tort and contract claims. Mr. Nieman is a frequent writer on substance abuse prevention topics, including as coauthor of the Guide to State and Federal Drug-Testing Laws. He also speaks to and provides training to employer groups on various workplace-related topics. Mr. Nieman earned his B.S. degree from Cornell University and his J.D. degree from the William & Mary School of Law. He is a member of the state and federal bars of Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia; and the First, Fourth, and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeal. Mr. Nieman is a past president and current legislative liaison of the Dulles Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). He is also the president of the Board of Directors for the Loudoun Literacy Council.
Ralph R. Smith III is a shareholder and co-chair of the labor & employment group of Capehart & Scatchard, P.A. Mr. Smith focuses his practice in employment litigation and preventative employment practices, including counseling employers on the creation of employment policies, non-compete and trade secret agreements, and training employers to avoid employment-related litigation. He represents both companies and individuals in related complex commercial litigation before federal states courts and administrative agencies in labor and employment cases including race, gender, age, national origin, disability, and workplace harassment and discrimination matters, wage-and-hour disputes, restrictive covenants, grievances, arbitrations, drug testing, and employment-related contract issues. Mr. Smith earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University; and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Temple University School of Law.
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