2023 Employee Handbook Requirements



Employee Handbook Requirements for 2023. Includes Updated Federal, State and Local Regulations as well as Multi-State Regulations! Learn the New Audit Trends by Regulatory Agencies.

If there’s ever a time to rethink your handbook, it’s now.  The timeliness has less to do with the fast-approaching new year — the obvious time to roll out a replacement handbook — and more to do with the wave of changes that recently swept the workplace.(Recorded Date- March 23, 2023)

Federal, State and Local regulations have expanded and regulatory agencies are revving up audit focus for 2023 and beyond.

Workers’ new expectations may clash with employers’ old policies. Policies that ban flexibilities, ban certain policies as per the National Labor Relations Board and concerted activity may feel frustratingly out of date. And yet, many organizations punt on handbook refreshes. I think a lot of companies don’t update their employee handbooks as often as they should.

With the shift to hybrid work/Remote work, organizations must set clear expectations around communication, and performance. Managers and associates both play a significant role in making [hybrid work] successful within their teams, and HR teams have an opportunity to provide tools and guidelines to make it even easier.

With 2023 here, now is the time for employers to consider updating their employee handbooks. Handbooks, handed out at orientation and often thereafter ignored, are an important compliance tool for employers addressing all manner of employment issues. And handbook policies can be a helpful tool when defending a variety of employment claims, such as wage and hour violations, harassment and discrimination lawsuits, and leave disputes.

Course Outline:

   •  Participants will learn, identify and prepare for employee handbook violations

   •  Participants will be aware of all the new regulations that will impact their company

   •  The course will identify the most common employee handbook violations and how to mitigate them

   •  Learn what five employee handbook policies do more to reduce risk when added to your handbook

   •  New Employee Handbook changes established that help Employers!

   •  Participants will learn which regulatory agency will focus on which regulation and mitigate the risk

   •  Participants will learn what policies will land them in hot water

   •  What policies are “must have” for your employee handbook?

   •  Social media and the impact of penalties when employees choose to speak negatively about their Employer

   •  New paid leave laws and how Employers can manage them

   •  Impact of “Ban the Box” regulations on criminal background screening reg ulations

   •  States where asking candidates for salary history has been prohibited. This means removing the salary history in 

       handbooks, applications, and career websites

   •  Best practices in developing an employee handbook

   •  What is the difference between employee handbooks and company policies?

   •  Learn What employee handbook policies will be outdated before the year is out

   •  Identify the best practices that can propel your company to be compliance savvy

   •  Learn how your managers/supervisors can be your Ambassadors in workplace compliance or your downfall

   •  See how training can be one of your “first line of defense” if you are sued

   •  Best practice on communicating your updates to employees and having them acknowledge your employee

       handbook according to guidelines.

Learning Objective

An outdated handbook, however, can be a liability, particularly for multistate employers with a widely dispersed work force. These employers in particular must be attuned to the myriad of different employment laws and must be aware of new developments in any states where any employee is located. These complicated compliance requirements may seem tedious or burdensome, especially in an environment where employers are already struggling with recruiting and hiring, but failure to do so can be costly. However, according to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the National Labor Relations Board’s employee handbook requirements for union and non-union employees, we are more than ever policies that Employers can be violating policies that have been changed by the new administration.

Who will Benefit:

   •  Federal Contractors

   •  Department Heads

   •  Human resources professionals

   •  Compliance professionals

   •  Payroll Professionals

   •  Managers/Supervisors & new and potential managers

   •  Office Managers responsible for HR responsibilities

   •  The person responsible for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

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