Webinar: The Proactive Use of Employee Handbooks to Reduce Risk
Webinar: The Proactive Use of Employee Handbooks to Reduce Risk

Webinar: The Proactive Use of Employee Handbooks to Reduce Risk

It is imperative for businesses of all sizes to stay up-to-date with trends, markets, and policy changes. With the proliferation of employment laws and increasing use of social media, it’s extremely easy for oversites to occur if employment policies aren’t reviewed, developed, updated, and enforced. In this webinar, Russell Berger, Chair of Offit Kurman’s Labor & Employment Group, will discuss will discuss the “need-to-knows” of employee handbooks and its contents.

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Employment at Will Laws by State

Employment at Will Laws by State

Unlike most nations, the US labor law heavily favors employers. Employment is generally ‘at will’, and can therefore be terminated at any time. There is usually no burden on employers to prove “just cause”—they simply have to avoid discriminatory or illegal action. However, many states do apply important exemptions.To visualize these difference, we’ve created a map detailing at-will employment laws across the US.Here are at-will employment rules by state broken down in a helpful table. State Public Policy Exemption Covenant of Good Faith Implied Contract Exception Alabama No Yes Yes Alaska Yes Yes Yes Arizona Yes Yes Yes Arkansas Yes Yes Yes California Yes Yes Yes Colorado Yes Yes Yes Connecticut Yes Yes Yes Delaware Yes Yes No Florida...

Emergency COVID Leave Request Form

Emergency COVID Leave Request Form

Businesses are working overtime to create safe workplaces, but when a COVID surge hits your community, there’s only so much you can do. Employees may suddenly require time off—to isolate, care for their children or quarantine, if instructed to do so by local authorities.In these cases, employees will qualify for Emergency Sick Leave and Emergency FMLA, as established back in March by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Download COVID-Related Leave Request Form Emergency Leave for COVID The FFCRA applies to companies with 500 employees or fewer, and offers: Extended Paid Sick Leave Two weeks (up to 80 hours) at 100% of regular salary (up to $511 daily and $5,110 total) if an employee is … Quarantined (ordered by...

Employee Vaccination Policy Template

Employee Vaccination Policy Template

Employers have a responsibility for the health and safety of their employees, but is it their place to enforce mandatory vaccinations? And is that even legal? Every year, employers ask these very questions and in industries like healthcare, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Now is the time to think about creating an employee vaccination policy—here’s everything you need to know. Download Employee Vaccination Policy Template Can Employers Make a COVID Vaccine Mandatory? The reality is, at this stage we don’t know which vaccines will be released on the market first—there are big questions to be answered about how widely available vaccines will be, their cost and their effectiveness. It may be some time until a vaccine is freely available to...

Webinar: Getting it All Done: 6 Compliance Issues your HR Department Must Embrace - 12/31 @11AM ET

Webinar: Getting it All Done: 6 Compliance Issues your HR Department Must Embrace - 12/31 @11AM ET

For HR departments to avoid costly errors and fines, there are 6 areas of compliance they need to consistently follow. During this webinar, we’ll breakdown each area and provide actionable steps to take to gain visibility as a strategic HR leader at your organization.Speaker: Lori Kleiman Lori Kleiman is a business expert with more than 25 years of experience advising companies on HR issues. Her background as a human resources professional and consultant gives her unique insight on how HR professionals and executives can work together effectively to achieve business goals. Her programs are designed to provide critical HR updates and best practices to small businesses. In addition, she is has served as adjunct faculty member at a number...