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Multistate Handbooks: Multitasking Policies Effectively

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By: Deirdre Kamber Todd
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90 Minutes
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Intermediate to Advanced

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Webinar Details

This webinar will explain how to develop and maintain a high-quality multi-state employee handbook. It will cover common federal and state issues in multistate handbook drafting including NLRB, EEOC, PPACA, disability, pregnancy and leave.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Employee handbooks can be an employer’s best friend or worst enemy. Strong, direct employee handbooks give employers a fantastic first of line of defense and a great go-to guide for most issues that arise in the workplace. Poor employee handbooks, in contrast, can immediately undermine a workplace. So, employers must effectively navigate the complications to develop and maintain a high-quality, dependable, and successful handbook.

Multistate employers need a dynamic and effective multi-state handbook. Every employer who has employees in more than one state automatically faces a myriad of confusing state laws, federal mandates, and legal conflicts that must be addressed in order to work effectively in multiple jurisdictions.

This webinar will offer attendees a tool-box of best practices for developing and maintaining a strong multi-state employee handbook.

AREA COVERED

  • Common federal issues in multistate handbook drafting

o    NLRB

o    EEOC

o    PPACA

  • Common state issues in multistate handbook drafting

o    Disability

o    Pregnancy

o    Leave

  • Best practices in resolution between conflicting state laws
  • Navigating federal versus state legal standards
  • General employee policy adoption versus specific state policy change

WHO WILL BENEFIT?

  • HR Directors
  • Business Directors
  • Any CO involved with employee relations/human resources

Employee handbooks can be an employer’s best friend or worst enemy. Strong, direct employee handbooks give employers a fantastic first of line of defense and a great go-to guide for most issues that arise in the workplace. Poor employee handbooks, in contrast, can immediately undermine a workplace. So, employers must effectively navigate the complications to develop and maintain a high-quality, dependable, and successful handbook.

Multistate employers need a dynamic and effective multi-state handbook. Every employer who has employees in more than one state automatically faces a myriad of confusing state laws, federal mandates, and legal conflicts that must be addressed in order to work effectively in multiple jurisdictions.

This webinar will offer attendees a tool-box of best practices for developing and maintaining a strong multi-state employee handbook.

  • Common federal issues in multistate handbook drafting

o    NLRB

o    EEOC

o    PPACA

  • Common state issues in multistate handbook drafting

o    Disability

o    Pregnancy

o    Leave

  • Best practices in resolution between conflicting state laws
  • Navigating federal versus state legal standards
  • General employee policy adoption versus specific state policy change
  • HR Directors
  • Business Directors
  • Any CO involved with employee relations/human resources

SPEAKER PROFILE

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Deirdre Kamber Todd, Esq., is a partner with The Kamber Law Group, P.C., a next-generation law firm located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. With fifteen years of experience, Deirdre focuses her practice on labor and employment law, social media and technology law, HIPAA, and business law. Specific areas of her employment law practice include discrimination, wage and hour, restrictive covenants, business contracts, unemployment compensation, LGBT issues, labor disputes, FMLA, military leave, social media litigation, information privacy and technology, agency compliance, and medical record privacy.  

Her clients include companies, non-profits, governmental entities, and individuals. Her work includes consultative and legal services, from outsourced HR and social media services to hearings, litigation, and appellate work. She also regularly provides training and education for companies and individuals. She is licensed to practice in New York, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Supreme Court, and she also has been admitted as an expert witness in social media and networking. 

Deirdre is the recipient of a number of awards and recognitions: she was selected as one of the “Top 20 Under 40” by the Pennsylvania Business Journal, she received the Ethics Award from the New York State Bar Association, she received a grant from the Public Justice Foundation for her pro bono work on HIV/AIDS, and she was recently nominated as one of the top twenty-five women of influence in the Lehigh Valley. 

Aside from the practice of law, she serves as the President and Diversity Chair for Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Lehigh Valley. She currently teaches as an adjunct professor at DeSales University in the MBA Program in both the HR and Healthcare Concentrations. She has earned her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law, a distinguished master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Limerick, in Limerick, Ireland, and a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. 

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