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Category: Policies

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Navigating the NLRB’s New Framework for Union Organizing: A Webinar for Employers

An hr|simple webinar presented by Tim Davis, Partner with Constangy Law. This material is relevant to ALL private sector employers, especially small and medium-sized businesses with limited HR resources. We break down the NLRB’s final rule from August 2023 that significantly changes the way unions organize and how employers respond.


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This webinar is part of hr|simple’s monthly employment law series for employers and HR professionals. Webinar subscriptions are available at the link above and include: – At least 15 live webinars/year including a Q&A session with attorney – Slides and recordings of all events – Each webinar is worth 1 SHRM and 1 HRCI credit

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Part 2: Hot Topics in the Employment Arena – Understanding PTO, Sick Leave and More

Stay ahead of the curve and ensure legal compliance in your organization by joining us for a concise yet informative webinar tailored to employers seeking a comprehensive understanding of crucial updates in the ever-evolving employment law landscape.

In this webinar, our expert speaker will cover the top five employment law updates that employers need to be aware of:

  1. Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Leave: Gain insights into the latest regulations and requirements related to PTO and sick leave. Understand the legal obligations and best practices for providing and managing these benefits effectively.
  2. Discrimination and Harassment: Learn how to foster a respectful and inclusive work environment while mitigating the risks of legal liabilities.
  3. Wage and Hour Compliance: Explore updates in wage and hour laws, including minimum wage requirements, overtime rules, and classification of employees. 
  4. Leave Laws and Accommodations: Understand the latest amendments to leave laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  5. Emerging Legal Trends: Get a glimpse into emerging legal trends that may impact employers in the near future. Stay ahead of the curve by understanding potential changes in legislation, court rulings, and regulatory guidelines.

Plus get your questions answered during the live Q&A at the end of the presentation.

Ask our Attorneys Anything


Laner Muchin attorneys Peter Gillespie and Katherine Stryker take HR-related questions from the audience for an hour in this month’s session.

We cover topics such as:
– What to do when a salaried employee runs out of PTO
– Lawful termination of an employee in a protected class
– Marijuana use in the workplace
– What to do when employees are coming to work knowingly sick
– What determines if an employee is full-time vs part-time
– and much more!

**Disclaimer this should not be taken as legal advice. 

Contact the attorneys
Peter Gillespie  
Katherine Stryker

Employee Handbook Updates for 2023


Presented by: Fisher Phillips attorney Mimi Nguyen
Hosted by: Amy Tripp, hr|simple

In this month’s session, in this month’s session, attendees learned employee handbook policy updates for 2023 and general best practices of creating and updating employee handbooks. 

Some areas of focus included:

  • Recommended organization of handbooks
  • Differences in single state vs multi-state employers
  • Overview of new employee handbook policies for 2023
  • Timekeeping and payroll practices
  • 2023 Updates to Company Benefits Policies:
    • Paid Holidays
    • Vacation PTO
    • Paid Sick Leave
  • 2023 Updates to Leaves of Absence Policies:
    • Medical Leave
    • Bereavement Leave
  • 2023 Updates to Employee Conduct Policies
    • Alcohol and Drug Policy
    • Workplace Violence Policy
  • 2023 Updates to Information Technology
  • Arbitration Agreements

Ask an Attorney: Employment Law Q&A Webinar


Employment law attorneys Peter Gillespie and Jolie Alexander from Laner Muchin shared their expertise by taking attendee’s labor and HR related questions during this hour-long Q&A webinar hosted by hr|simple.