Employee Handbooks: 2021 Update on Policy and Procedures

Duration 90 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW21F0626

  • A review of key federal and state employee handbook requirements
  • A review of the key findings of a recent employee handbook survey
  • A review of the basics of employee handbook development issues
  • A discussion of the expanding purposes and scope of employee handbooks
  • A discussion of the dimensions of critical handbook policies
  • A review of the framework of employee handbook audits activities
  • A discussion of employee handbook Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Overview of the webinar

Employee handbooks continue to be an important tool to communicate with employees, provide them with important information about your organization, and ensure you have provided them with the required information. In  2021, in order to increase the effectiveness of your employment policies, you will have to: 1) Enhance your business, operational, and legal intelligence to ensure you have identified the changing external and internal factors that affect your policies; 2) Increase internal stakeholder participation in the handbook development process to obtain greater employee commitment and operational alignment; 3) Establish new metrics to assess handbook policy and practices performance and measure the achievement of organization goals, and 4) Implement internal controls that identify and alert management when employee handbook process failures occur.

This webinar reviews current employee handbook policies and discusses how your organization can reduce the gap between policy issuance and effective implementation.

Who should attend?

  • Human Resources
  • Internal auditors
  • External auditors
  • CPAs and CFOs
  • Legal counsel
  • Compliance officers
  • Risk managers
  • Senior and middle management

Why should you attend?

Employers are increasingly required to review and update important sections of their handbooks. This is particularly true in states that have enacted new employment laws and regulations that require employers’ response and notification.   

In this environment, employee handbooks must not only address key business and talent management issues, they must also provide proper notice and ensure that all critical and legally required handbook policies and the practices are effectively implemented.

Faculty - Mr.Ronald Adler

Ronald Adler is the President-CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., a veteran-owned, human resource management consulting firm specializing in HR audits, employment practices liability risk management, HR metrics and benchmarking strategic HR-business issues and unemployment insurance issues. Mr. Adler has more than 39 years of HR consulting experience working with U.S. and international firms, small businesses and non-profits, printers, insurance companies and brokers, and employer organizations. 
Mr. Adler is an internationally recognized thought leader on HR auditing and is the developer the Employment-Labor Law Audit™ (ELLA®), the nation’s leading HR auditing and employment practices liability risk assessment tool. He is an adjunct professor at Villanova University’s Graduate Program in Human Resources Development and teaches courses on HR auditing and HR management. He is also a certified instructor for the CPCU Society and conducts courses on employment practices liabilities.
Ronald has served on two national task forces developing professional standards in human capital measurement and performance management. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and serves as a subject matter expert (SME) to SHRM on HR metrics and workplace issues.
He is a member of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and chairs the Chamber’s unemployment insurance subcommittee. Mr. Adler has also been a member of the U.S. Chamber and its Labor Relations Committee. 


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