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Representing Multi-State Employers: How to Draft Legally Compliant Employee Handbooks

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  • Description

    Employee handbooks seem fairly straightforward but ensuring compliance with the vagaries of state law can actually be complex, and further complicated for employers doing business in more than one state. Compliance with multiple, varying laws can be confusing as well as dangerous, as failure to do so can cause a company to face legal penalties. Added to the quagmire is that employers must simultaneously comply with all the state laws as well as the federal laws concerning workplace employment practices. These practices impact everything from wage and hours to smoking and sick leave as well as FMLA, harassment, overtime, minimum wages and more.

    This CLE course is designed to offer an understanding of how to balance all of these concerns when drafting an employee handbook that will serve to protect an organization across state lines. The course will also offer warnings of what to look out for when drafting a multi-state handbook.

  • Instructor Bio

    Melissa Fleischer

    Melissa Fleischer, Esq., is a sought-after employment law attorney and HR advisor, having utilized her 20 years of law practice experience specializing in employment discrimination litigation to form HR Learning Center LLC, an HR consulting firm that specializes in providing workplace solutions to employers on a wide range of legal and human resource management issues. Ms. Fleischer provides preventative counseling and proactive training on a wide-range of employment law issues to help employers achieve legal compliance and reduce litigation costs, Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney and is nationally recognized as an expert in her field. Ms. Fleischer has successfully represented numerous clients in employment discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. Ms Fleischer was previously associated with Epstein Becker & Green in NYC.

    Through HR Learning Center, Ms. Fleischer provides on-site training seminars and on-line training webinars and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resource issues including sexual harassment, disabilities, diversity, discrimination, workplace violence, employee use of social media, job descriptions, employee handbooks, workplace investigations, FLSA misclassification and independent contractor status, information privacy and security, and HR records management. She also offers compliance training on the major employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, including exempt and non-exempt worker classifications and the National Labor Relations Act. She presents seminars, leads webinars and workshops, and is a frequent lecturer on these and other HR management and legal topics.

    Ms. Fleischer served as a chapter editor for the Family and Medical Leave Act Treatise, published by the Bureau of National Affairs. She also served as an Editor for HRExpert, an on-line legal resource for attorneys and HR Professionals. Ms. Fleischer is an adjunct faculty member with the Professional Development Center at SUNY/Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Ms. Fleischer earned her J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and her B.A., cum laude, from New York University.