This program is a comprehensive overview of what should be included in an employee handbook, and best practices for creating one, and best practices for using it to protect your business. Faced with rapidly evolving laws, an employee handbook is a critical tool for employers to mitigate and avoid liability for claims brought by current and former employees. This presentation will discuss the key policies to include so that employers can better understand the importance of having a handbook and keeping it up-to-date. Additionally, the presentation will offer best practices for creating and instituting the handbook in a way that benefits employers and employees.
Key topics to be discussed:
Topics and Policies to Include in the Employee Handbook
Best Practices for Creating an Employee Handbook
Steps to Take to Protect Your Business with a Handbook
Date: July 7, 2023
Timothy J. Holdsworth | Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp, & Wilson, LLP
Tim is a Partner at Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp, & Wilson, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. Tim strives to find unique solutions for his clients based on their distinct challenges and needs. He represents and advises employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, employee leave issues, wage and hour claims, and violations of non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements.
An Atlanta native, Tim attended the University of Georgia for both undergraduate and law school. After graduating with high honors, Tim clerked for Magistrate Judge Brian K. Epps in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, before moving back to Atlanta and accepting a position at a national litigation firm. There Tim focused on insurance defense for several years until a growing desire to represent individual clients brought him to Elarbee Thompson.
As a Partner at Elarbee Thompson, Tim focuses on building long-lasting relationships with his clients. His practice includes both private and public defense, as well as day-to-day counseling across a variety of matters.
I. Topics and Policies to Include in the Employee Handbook | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm
II. Best Practices for Creating an Employee Handbook | 3:10pm – 3:40pm
III. Steps to Take to Protect Your Business with a Handbook | 3:40pm – 4:10pm