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Online Webinar 2019 - Live Webinar New NLRB Guidance on Employee Handbooks: Complying With New Rules After the Boeing Decision



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Writing effective Handbooks is one of the most overlooked areas of a company. However for a while the language found in handbooks could create liability for companies. That seemed to change in December 2017 when the NLRB issued its decision in Boeing. But since then employers have faced significant confusion about how the Board would evaluate workplace policies under the NLRA and how to place workplace rules into the three categories defined in the decision. On June 6, 2018, the general counsel of the NLRB published guidance on how the Boeing standard should be applied. We gained tremendous insight into not only what is acceptable under the NLRA but also what types of items we should be including in our employee handbooks.
Session Highlights
Practical tips on review and update existing employee handbooks—don’t simply rely on online versions
What Boeing and the NLRB 2017 decisions tried to correct
Overview of the Boeing decision and its resultant test for determining whether workplace policies violate the NLRA
Discussion of the NLRB’s 2018 guidance and clarification of Boeing
What to expect from the NLRB in applying the Boeing test to contested workplace rules
Practical guidance for employers on how to evaluate, modify, or justify handbook rules and policies in light of the new test and rule-categorization system
Why Should you Attend
The Boeing decision is a significant departure from the prior standard for evaluating the lawfulness of workplace rules as it uses a two-part test that balances a worker’s NLRA rights against the employer’s legitimate business justifications for the rule. Boeing also set forth a categorizing system labeling workplace rules as either Category 1 (rules that are generally lawful to maintain), Category 2 (rules requiring individualized scrutiny), or Category 3 (rules that are unlawful to continue). Even with this framework, there remains a great deal of room for subjectivity and nuance when evaluating handbook rules under the Boeing standard.
Who will Benefit
In-House Counsel
Compliance Officers
Human Resources
Business owners
Office managers
Company presidents
General counsel
Stuart Silverman has been practising law for almost 30 years and is the principal of the Law Offices of Stuart M. Silverman, P.A., located in Boca Raton, Florida. The emphasis of his practice is in the area of labor and employment law and business and commercial litigation. Mr. Silverman has represented both private and public employers, as well as individual employees in a whole host of complex business disputes and employment settings at administrative levels and state and federal trial and appellate courts. His extensive employment litigation experience includes claims under age, race, sex discrimination, wage and hour claims, whistle-blower and retaliation claims, ADA and FMLA claim, public employee's claims, as well as disputes under employment contracts, non-compete agreements, trade secrets disputes and partnership breakups. Mr. Silverman is a frequent speaker on his areas of practice

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