MEGA SESSION Employee Handbooks: Every Word Counts

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session is designed to help you get the most of your employee handbooks while avoiding liability.

Employee handbooks can be powerful tools for communicating policies to employees and supervisors and administering employee relations; however, they also can also be a source of employment law liability. Weitzman will offer helpful advice on deciding what to include in (and delete from) your employee handbook. This session will also cover cutting-edge policies that you should consider adding or revising, including those involving: e-mail; voicemail; blogging; social networking; cell/camera phone and electronic communication policies; weapons and dress code policies; professional and courtesy conduct requirements; confidentiality policies; media contact rules; and many other workplace regulations. As some of these policies were the subject of the very recent NLRB General Counsel Report “Concerning Employer Rules,” you will get the latest and greatest on how non-union employers can stay out of handbook trouble with the NLRB.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Allan H. Weitzman, JD

Allan H.
Weitzman, JD

Allan H. Weitzman is the head of the Labor and Employment Law Department in the Boca Raton office of Proskauer Rose LLP, and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law with over forty-one years’ experience – all at Proskauer. 

Based on a peer-review study, Allan has been named in the 2005 through 2015 editions of Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s definitive guide to legal excellence.  He is particularly proud that he was named by Best Lawyers as the 2013 Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law in South Florida.  From 2007 through 2015, Allan has earned a first tier Chambers ranking for his outstanding employment law work.  In 2009 and 2011 through 2015, Allan was named by Human Resource Executive magazine as one of the nation’s top 100 corporate employment attorneys. He is also a fellow in the prestigious College of Labor Employment Law Attorneys. 

Among his notable achievements, Allan submitted the amicus brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of the Society for Human Resources Management in the Faragher case.  The employer’s “affirmative defense” that was adopted by the Supreme Court in Faragher was based on an argument made by Allan and his firm. 

Allan is graduate of the Cornell Law School where he was an Editor of the Cornell Law Review, graduating with distinction and was a member of “The Order of the Coif.”

Westgast Pavillion 2
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Mega Session
HR Expertise
Critical Evaluation
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