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Foundations of Employee Handbooks

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Course Information

Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

A skillfully drafted employee handbook can become an indispensable tool for mitigating risk and achieving a first class workplace culture. The benefits of implementing and maintaining an employee handbook are numerous. Beyond describing an employer’s policies and procedures, an employee handbook can clarify employee expectations, demonstrate compliance with applicable legal requirements, and reduce an employer’s overall legal exposure.

In this course, Tannenbaum Helpern employment attorney and partner, Jason B. Klimpl, will discuss the key components of any employee handbook, legally required and recommended policies, drafting considerations for preparing and maintaining an employee handbook, and other best practices.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Establish why an employee handbook is important, and the purposes an employee handbook should and should not serve
  2. Address crucial laws, policies, and disclaimers every employee handbook should contain
  3. Recognize red flags when reviewing an employee handbook, such as references to a “probationary” or “introductory” period or progressive discipline policies
  4. Identify best practices for creating and maintaining an employee handbook

Credit Information

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Faculty

Jason B. Klimpl

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Jason is a partner in the Employment Law Group of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP. In this capacity, he advises clients on a broad range of employment law matters, such as wage and hour compliance; healthcare; equal opportunity actions and policies; employment agreements and restrictive covenants; independent contractor and consulting issues, reductions in force; technology and privacy concerns; and other human resources counseling.

Jason is also the Associate General Counsel of the New York Staffing Association, and is heavily involved in legal and legislative efforts to support the staffing industry.

Jason has written numerous employment law articles and is a contributing faculty member of both Lawline and the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education. Jason is also a member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s Speakers Bureau and Help Desk.

Awarded Martindale-Hubbell “Preeminent” peer review rating.

Named 2013 -2019 New York Super Lawyer (Rising Star).

Finally, the New York Enterprise Report named Jason the winner of the 2012 Best Attorneys and Accountants “Rising Star Attorney” category.