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Make That Employee Handbook Work for You!
August 2, 2012
Noon - 2:00pm
The Law Offices of Barran Liebman LLP
The ODS Tower - 601 SW 2nd Avenue, Suite 2300 Portland, Oregon 97204
Laws keep changing, but most employers' employee handbooks are not keeping pace. Worse, many employers have employee handbooks that work against them and provide limited-to-no defenses against a variety of employment law claims. Join Tamara for this complimentary seminar where she will discuss the benefits of employee handbooks, and explore recent changes in the law that require updates to every employer's employee handbook (and a discussion of those laws that do not). A "top ten" list of essential policies every employee handbook should include will be provided. Attendees will also learn about the worst mistakes most employee handbooks have and how to fix them. Finally, Tamara will address and dissect the NLRB's third report on employer social media policies, and provide attendees with the best practices for crafting a social media policy that is better than the sample policy provided by the NLRB. Lunch and materials will be provided, free of charge.
About The Speaker:
Tamara E. Russell, a partner at Barran Liebman LLP, has devoted her 14-year practice to representing management and employers in a full spectrum of employment law matters in state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies. Tamara is a frequent presenter on legal issues in the human resources field, and has served as editor of the book "Model Policies and Forms for Oregon Employers", published in association with the Associated Oregon Industries, since 2007. Tamara has been listed in the Oregon Super Lawyers magazine since 2008. Tamara has served as a management member of the Oregon Department of Employment's Employment Advisory Council since 2006. Tamara has also worked as a Legislative Correspondent for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. She received her J.D., with honors, from Boston University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington.
The Model Policies and Forms for Oregon Employees, of which Tamara is the editor, is 337 pages of forms, checklists, sample policies, and author commentary so you know the difference between what is optional and what is legally essential. In particular, it helps you create a policy handbook, a key piece of the puzzle in conveying your expectations to your employees. In the manual, you'll find both required and recommended policy samples so creating your own comprehensive handbook will be a snap. The free digital download includes copies of the sample policies in Word format so you can easily personalize them to fit your company's specific needs. The manual also includes the required forms you need to complete paperwork. With all this information a click of a button away, it's like having an HR filing cabinet on your computer desktop. 15 chapters, 365 pages, 330 easy to use index entries. To learn more, please visit the ACCR webpage.
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