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2023 - Employee Handbook Requirements for 2023. Includes Updated Federal, State, and Local Regulations as well as Multi-State Regulations



VenueOnline Event, USA - United States USA - United States

KeywordsHandbook; Multi-State Regulations; Payroll Supervisors


Topics/Call fo Papers

If there’s ever a time to rethink your handbook, it’s now. The timeliness has less to do with the fast-approaching new year — the obvious time to roll out a replacement handbook — and more to do with the wave of change that recently swept the workplace.
“The pandemic sparked an awakening among people. They re-evaluated workplace norms and decided many no longer work for them.”
Workers’ new expectations may clash with employers’ old policies. Policies that ban flexibilities normalized by the pandemic may feel frustratingly out of date. And yet, many organizations punt on handbook refreshes. “I think a lot of companies don’t update their employee handbooks as often as they should,
With the shift to hybrid work, organizations must set clear expectations around communication, and performance. Managers and associates both play a significant role in making [hybrid work] successful within their teams, and HR teams have an opportunity to provide tools and guidelines to make it even easier.
With 2023 around the corner, now is the time for employers to consider updating their employee handbooks. Handbooks, handed out at orientation and often thereafter ignored, are an important compliance tool for employers addressing all manner of employment issues. And handbook policies can be a helpful tool when defending a variety of employment claims, such as wage and hour violations, harassment and discrimination lawsuits, and leave disputes.
An outdated handbook, however, can be a liability, particularly for multistate employers with a widely-dispersed workforce. These employers in particular must be attuned to the myriad of different employment laws and must be aware of new developments in any state where any employee is located. These complicated compliance requirements may seem tedious or burdensome, especially in an environment where employers are already struggling with recruiting and hiring, but failure to do so can be costly.
What resources can assist organizations in creating strategies to mitigate multi-state challenges
To identify what state-specific regulations, must comply
What multi-state regulations do they need to be aware of and what policies do they need to create
Which multi-state regulations impact Employers more than others
Which new laws have changed the playing field for Employers to reduce risk
What procedures can be designed to mitigate all the new regulations
Whether to develop policies or create an Employee Handbook to mitigate multi-state laws
What communication strategies need to be developed to ensure effective communication by Employers to employees on the many multi-state regulations
What tools need to be used to arm Employers with the many resources that will help them mitigate these regulations
Criminal Background Screening Regulations
DOL New Overtime Rule
Salary Question Prohibited in Hiring
Paid leave laws
Pay equity
Employee classification
Drug Testing Guidelines
Marijuana Legalized in the Workplace
Immigration compliance
Employee handbooks
Independent Contractors vs employees
Federal Contractors
Department Heads
Human resources professionals
Compliance professionals
Payroll Professionals
Managers/Supervisors & new and potential managers
Office Managers responsible for HR responsibilities
The person responsible for the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Last modified: 2023-02-13 18:00:17