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About this Program

Every company and law firm should have an employee handbook to manage employee expectations, guide their conduct and reduce legal risks. The challenges arise in knowing exactly how to prepare and draft these documents, and specifically what type of contractual relationships they may or may not create. In this CLE presentation, employment attorney Frank Martinez discusses the important information that should be included, how to communicate these policies to employees, and how employees must acknowledge these directives.  Martinez also reviews the essential handbook procedures for corrective action, progressive discipline, and termination.  This course is a must see for all attorneys assisting clients in drafting their employee handbooks, or law firm managers looking to protect their business from potential liabilities. 

Agenda:

I.      Contractual Disclaimers
II.     EEO Practices and Discrimination
III.    Business Conduct
IV.     Compensation and Hours
V.      Performance Management
VI.     Time Off
VII.    Employee Benefits
VIII.   On the Job Policies
IX.     Corrective Action/ Termination

Reviews

Eileen
North Bergen, NJ

Mr. Martinez gave the most comprehensive, up-to date presentation onthe employment relationship in New York at this time and its codification in the employee handbook. Well done. Slides and written material very thorough. I just wish there'd been a template handbook. Excellent.

Janet
Snellville, GA

The presenter was extremely knowledgeable.

Libbi
Bethel Park, PA

This was extremely informative.

Marsha
New York, NY

Excellent and very practical.

Therese
Merion Station, PA

Very good overview of the basics for non-employment lawyers. A little too basic for employment practitioners.

Debra
Woodland Hills, CA

very informative

Akilya
Sunrise, FL

He gave great practical advice.

Staci
Naperville, IL

excellent up to date advice!

Robert
Kansas City, MO

Well done

John
Topeka, KS

Much good information

Steve
New York, NY

Thank you!

Mark
Leawood, KS

Good content and through content coverage

Allysa
Austin,

Great content and I really enjoyed this speaker.

Carol
Redlinds, CA

Great! Thank you!

Nola
Evansville, IN

Very informative and hand out material is great to have!

Linda
Mobile, AL

I liked that it was very practical and gave concrete information about what to include in an employee handbook.

Amy
Agoura Hills, CA

Very informative

Lynette
Topeka, KS

If I needed to write an employee handbook, this would be very helpful information. . . very thorough.

Helen
Kansas City, KS

This was an excellent and up to date presentation. I would like more on social media but understand it is a new area of law.

Angela
Chicago, IL

excellent presentation and materials

Amy
Atlanta, GA

The presenter did any excellent job delivering this content and summing up the differences between the overall course and application to very small firms at the end. I would like to see a course similar to this specifcally aimed at small law firms (start-ups) and include general procedures and guides.

john
North Brook, IL

A very helpful presentation.

Charles
Rochester, NH

Very well done for such a broad topic in a compressed timeframe.

Nadine
Topeka, KS

Very thorough

Linda
North Aurora, IL

Well spoken, organized and precise instructor. Very well done.

George
Leavenworth, KS

Great presentation. Very informative. Mr. Martinez was excellent.

Catherine
Concord, NH

Excellent. Wish it were longer.

Tom
Barrington Hills, IL

Well organized. Very helpful.

Gregory
Houston, TX

great materials.

Ryan
Overland Park, KS

Good content for general employee handbooks

Gary
Topeka, KS

Very good with practical tips

David
Millburn, NJ

Good lecturer. Broke down the course information well.

Deborah
Garden City, NY

Very informative! Excellent lecturer!

Kash
Tylertown, MS

Excellent presentation by a Very knowledgeable speaker; Well organized course material with practical tips.

David
Montreal, NY

Excellent overview of the area. Well presented.

Robert
Austin, TX

Good content. Will be able to utilize in updating and revising many clients' handbooks.

Kimberly
Westport, CT

This is one of the best classes I have heard through Lawline. He speaks clearly with excellent, thorough content. He does not waste any time. I would highly recommend this class.

Gerald
Montclair, NJ

A very well balanced presentation.

Ruth
Great Neck, NY

Outstanding speaker, very well organized and through coverage of the subject matter.

Andrea
Buffalo, NY

Useful reference

Jarrid
Union, NJ

informative

Spencer
New York, NY

Good Course.

Erwin
Mount Laurel, NJ

Very informative

Barbara
Guilderland, NY

A very good presentation with good written materials

monique
Brooklyn, NY

WOW. an amazing amount of information in a clear, well presented format. Great job.

Kenneth
Center Moriches, NY

Excellent detailed overview of requirements for employee handbooks.

Nicole
Whittier, CA

Very good speaker and addressed issues that I deal with as a litigation attorney.

Jim
Tuxedo, NY

Excellent presentation in terms of depth, presentation, and coverage.

Adam
Santa Cruz, CA

Excellent. Very informative

Charles
New York, NY

excellent program

Kristine
Georgetown, TX

Good speaker and good coverage of the topic.

Joseph M.
Iselin, NJ

i liked it.

Eduardo
El Paso Tx, TX

Useful - will implement items presented

Robert
Milford, NH

Extremely comprehensive, informative, and very well presented.

Jeffrey
Irvine, CA

Excellent. Lots of information packed into 1.5 hrs.

Teresa
Rock Wall, TX

It was concise and well presented.

John
El Paso, TX

Skilled, articulate, and effective speaker; obviously familiar and comfortable with the subject; very helpful to have the slides correspond closely to the material being discussed. Best Lawline.com course I've seen. John F. Nance, El Paso, TX

carlos
Spring, TX

Fast paced and action loaded

Paul
Scottsdale, AZ

Excellent speaker and very clear and orderly presentation.

Mark
Addison, TX

a lot of good info.

Chenier
Houston, TX

One of the better speakers

Edward
Mokena, IL

Intellectually worthwhile to a general practitioner

Agnes
New York, NY

Mr. Martinez was excellent! 5-star presenter!

SANDRA
Chicago, IL

Superior!

Estelle
Carmichael, CA

This instructor was, in my opinion, truly outstanding.

Flordia
Memphis, TN

Interesting and informative.

Laura
Round Mountain, TX

It was really helpful

Alan
New York, NY

excellent program

Nicholas
Dallas, TX

Very comprehensive

Alison
New York, NY

Very informative, very thorough, nice style

David
Lincoln, NE

Best program I've seen in a long time. Mr. Martinez knows his stuff and he delivers.

Tracy
Santa Rosa, CA

Easy to access and follow along. I really like the power point outline.

Desiree
Brooklyn, NY

The speaker was outstanding.

Vernon
Midlothian, TX

Overall good coverage

Brice
Visalia, CA

I think advice given was very good, however it is clearly from a attorney perspective and could be balanced a little bit more with a small business perspective

Charles
Clayton, TX

Good, useful information

Kenneth
Austin,

Very comprehensive.

Allison
Dallas, TX

Q&A portion was particularly good.

William
Chicago, IL

Competent, efficient; kept marching through the course in a mostly clear and expeditious way, and kept my attention. Good course materials and case references.

Lisa
Gulf Breeze, FL

Great presentation and helpful materials

Michael
Snellville, GA

Excellent program.

Ellis
Leesburg, VA

Good content

David

Very thorough. Excellent tips.

Diana

Very well presented and informative.

Jerry
Shippensburg, PA

Very good presentation. Perhaps could have been expanded a bit in several areas, such as harassment and other EEO laws and FMLA.

David
Chicago, IL

Excellent program with a lot of useful information.

L Mark
Chicago, IL

Best course I have taken yet. Comprehensive and direct.

sheila
River Forest, IL

An excellent course covering a lot of important information. I will put it to good use on our client's Handbooks.

Julie
Santa Fe, NM

Great - very informative.

Rebekah
Parkersburg, WV

This course was excellent. Very practical.

William
Roselle, IL

well organized and easy to follow using the power point

JW
Bluefield, WV

valuable comprehensive overview

Gregory
Barrington, IL

Great presentation.

Terry
Wayne, NJ

Excellent program

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Production Date

July 6, 2011

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