Updating Your Employee Handbook for Changing Times
presented by: Carol Schley, Senior Counsel - Clark Hill and Miriam L. Rosen, Partner - McDonald Hopkins PLC
In 2018, every workplace has been impacted by a broad range of social, economic, and political changes - and challenges. An employer’s written employment policies can help – or hinder – how the organization deals with those changes and challenges. On November 13, 2018, Detroit SHRM Legal Affairs Committee members Carol Schley of Clark Hill PLC and Miriam Rosen of McDonald Hopkins will present a webinar entitled, “Updating Your Employee Handbook for Changing Times.”
This program will cover timely and trending issues involving employee handbook policies, including:
- Ensuring compliance with state and federal obligations, including reasonable accommodations and FMLA leave policies;
- Developing policies that help establish a respectful work environment and address #MeToo issues in the workplace;
- Changing policy standards for compliance with the National Labor Relations Act;
- Protecting your organization from litigation through effective use of employee handbook policies, including arbitration provisions and shortened statute of limitations; and
- Implementing policies that address changing times, including medical marijuana, personal appearance and more.
Upon completion of the webinar, participants will learn the following:
- How to address state and federal employment law compliance in employment policies;
- How effective policies can help address respectful workplace, harassment, and discrimination issues;
- How to update policies to address the NLRB's new employee handbook guidance;
- How policies can be used to protect an organization from litigation; and
- How policies can address emerging workplace issues.
HRCI - Submitted for 1.0 General Credit
SHRM - Pre-approved for 1.0 Credit.
Complimentary for Detroit SHRM Members
$25 for Non-Members of Detroit SHRM
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Carol Schley is senior counsel in Clark Hill's Employment Law Practice Group. Ms. Schley represents entities in a wide variety of employment-related disputes, including those involving breach of contract, wrongful discharge, non-competition/confidentiality, discrimination and harassment. She also counsels entities on employment-related matters, prepares comprehensive employee handbooks and employment agreements and trains clients and their employees on employment issues in the workplace, including harassment-prevention training.
Ms. Schley is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Detroit SHRM -Legal Affairs Committee. She earned her B.A. from Michigan State University and her law degree from the University of Michigan. She is admitted to practice in Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Michigan Districts, as well as the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Miriam L. Rosen is a partner with McDonald Hopkins PLC in their Bloomfield Hills office and is chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. She represents and counsels employers on a wide-range of labor and employment law issues. Ms. Rosen focuses her practice on counseling employers on day-to-day human resource matters to ensure compliance with complex issues arising from state and federal employment laws, such as the hiring, harassment and discrimination, leaves of absence, disability accommodation, performance management, and employee discipline and termination. She has extensive experience in the area of wage/hour matters, assisting employers in auditing practices and defending and resolving disputes stemming from the Fair Labor Standards Act and state law requirements.
Ms. Rosen is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and chair of the Detroit SHRM -Legal Affairs Committee. She is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and Michigan State University.