Avoiding Pitfalls with Employee Handbooks
Employers often make one of the following mistakes with regard to employee handbooks: (1) they don’t have them at all; (2) they simply copy another employer’s handbook; or (3) they don’t update them. This informational meeting will discuss the pitfalls of not having an employee handbook and of copying someone else’s handbook. In addition, in light of several legal developments, there will be a discussion of a number policies your firm’s employee handbook should have and should not have -- and why.
Jon Vegosen is a founding member of Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd. Jon’s practice is concentrated on labor and employment matters. His experience includes, among other things, assisting employers in developing employment policies, crafting employment and separation agreements, and representing employers in agency proceedings, mediations, arbitrations, and collective bargaining negotiations. Jon frequently counsels employers on hiring, discipline, and termination issues and is a great believer in taking a proactive and preventive approach. Jon graduated from Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University in 1973 and received his J.D. Cum Laude from the Northwestern University School of Law.
joined Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd as an associate after graduating cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2013. Cecilia received her undergraduate degree from Emory University in 2005. She has spent a good portion of her time with the firm handling a variety of labor and employment matters for our clients, including crafting employee handbooks for them.
Must register by Monday, March 24, 2014
BYOL: Pret (two doors to the west), Potbelly and Caribou in the building, Corner Bakery just to the south on Dearborn. Beverages and dessert provided.