The Art of the Employee Handbook: Management Tips and Tools
About this Lawline.com 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.
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
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.
The presenter was extremely knowledgeable.
This was extremely informative.
Excellent and very practical.
Very good overview of the basics for non-employment lawyers. A little too basic for employment practitioners.
He gave great practical advice.
excellent up to date advice!
Much good information
Good content and through content coverage
Great content and I really enjoyed this speaker.
Great! Thank you!
Very informative and hand out material is great to have!
I liked that it was very practical and gave concrete information about what to include in an employee handbook.
If I needed to write an employee handbook, this would be very helpful information. . . very thorough.
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.
excellent presentation and materials
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.
A very helpful presentation.
Very well done for such a broad topic in a compressed timeframe.
Well spoken, organized and precise instructor. Very well done.
Great presentation. Very informative. Mr. Martinez was excellent.
Excellent. Wish it were longer.
Well organized. Very helpful.
Good content for general employee handbooks
Very good with practical tips
Good lecturer. Broke down the course information well.
Very informative! Excellent lecturer!
Excellent presentation by a Very knowledgeable speaker; Well organized course material with practical tips.
Excellent overview of the area. Well presented.
Good content. Will be able to utilize in updating and revising many clients' handbooks.
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.
A very well balanced presentation.
Outstanding speaker, very well organized and through coverage of the subject matter.
A very good presentation with good written materials
WOW. an amazing amount of information in a clear, well presented format. Great job.
Excellent detailed overview of requirements for employee handbooks.
Very good speaker and addressed issues that I deal with as a litigation attorney.
Excellent presentation in terms of depth, presentation, and coverage.
Excellent. Very informative
Good speaker and good coverage of the topic.
i liked it.
Useful - will implement items presented
Extremely comprehensive, informative, and very well presented.
Excellent. Lots of information packed into 1.5 hrs.
It was concise and well presented.
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
Fast paced and action loaded
Excellent speaker and very clear and orderly presentation.
a lot of good info.
One of the better speakers
Intellectually worthwhile to a general practitioner
Mr. Martinez was excellent! 5-star presenter!
This instructor was, in my opinion, truly outstanding.
Interesting and informative.
It was really helpful
Very informative, very thorough, nice style
Best program I've seen in a long time. Mr. Martinez knows his stuff and he delivers.
Easy to access and follow along. I really like the power point outline.
The speaker was outstanding.
Overall good coverage
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
Good, useful information
Q&A portion was particularly good.
Competent, efficient; kept marching through the course in a mostly clear and expeditious way, and kept my attention. Good course materials and case references.
Great presentation and helpful materials
Very thorough. Excellent tips.
Very well presented and informative.
Very good presentation. Perhaps could have been expanded a bit in several areas, such as harassment and other EEO laws and FMLA.
Excellent program with a lot of useful information.
Best course I have taken yet. Comprehensive and direct.
An excellent course covering a lot of important information. I will put it to good use on our client's Handbooks.
Great - very informative.
This course was excellent. Very practical.
well organized and easy to follow using the power point
valuable comprehensive overview
Concise, straightforward and easy to follow.
This was a very clear and concise look at employee handbooks and I found it very helpful. Great presentation.
As posted - I liked this presenter very much. Very effective.
Very thorough design of an employee handbook. Knows his stuff.
Very informative and wonderful supplemental materials.
Covered a lot of ground very concisely and accurately