An employee handbook can be incredibly valuable to a company if practical and implemented properly. An employee handbook is an opportunity for an employer to welcome employees, educate its workforce about company standards and procedures, and outline prohibited conduct. An employee handbook also provides an employer with certain legal protections. This in-depth program, presented by employment attorneys Gillian Cooper and Erik Pramshufer of Saul Ewing, will review the policies a company must include, might include, and should never include in its employee handbook. It will also review the policies that should be updated and provide practical strategies for drafting such policies.
Lisa Koblin assists employers with labor and employment disputes, including litigation in state and federal courts as well as mediation. She provides counseling on employee handbooks and policies, non-compete agreements, anti-discrimination statutes, wage and hour laws, and joint employer liability. Her experience providing human resources training covers topics ranging from conducting effective investigations, to complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state and local employment laws. She also represents clients responding to OSHA citations and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and defends clients who arbitrate employee grievances before the American Arbitration Association.
Lisa's experience with labor and employment law is also informed by her past involvement with employment-related cases when she served as a deputy attorney general for the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. Lisa was first-chair in a successful employment litigation trial in state court, obtained summary judgement on behalf of an employer and defended state agencies and individual employees from lawsuits.
While in law school, Lisa completed an externship with the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of New Jersey.
Erik Pramschufer assists business owners with matters involving labor and employment law, including claims related to wages, breach of non-competition agreements, and breach of contract. Erik's experience includes drafting and arguing motions, representing clients in mediation, and conducting legal research. He also assists with discovery, as well as drafts pleadings, opinion letters and settlement agreements.
Erik is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he was an articles editor of the Journal of Business and Technology Law and president of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Team. During law school Erik was a student attorney and mentor in the low income taxpayer clinic and a law clerk in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baltimore.
Both presenters were excellent, particularly Ms. Koblin. Really enjoyed this CLE and found it useful (which is particularly impressive on an otherwise sleepy Friday afternoon)!
Very efficient presenters.
I like that it was practical and helpful, not just a reiteration of the laws.