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Comprehensive 2-Day Employee Handbook Design Certificate Program (Starts 01-16-2025)

Jan 16, 2025 @ 10:00 am - Jan 17, 2025 @ 6:00 pm EST

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Comprehensive 2-Day Employee Handbook Design Certificate Program


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Comprehensive 2-Day Employee Handbook Design Certificate Program (Starts 01-16-2025)
$ 1,395.00

Continuing Education Credits:

  • 14 HRCI – HR(General) Credits
  • 14 SHRM – PDC’s

Schedule: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Eastern Time (Detailed Agenda Below)


This program is designed to be a transformative experience for HR professionals and organizational leaders who recognize the critical importance of a well-crafted employee handbook. Investing your time and resources in this training is a strategic move towards elevating your professional capabilities and significantly enhancing your organization’s success.

Over the two days, you will delve deep into the intricacies of creating, implementing, and managing employee handbooks that are not only comprehensive and legally compliant but also strategically aligned with your company’s mission, vision, and values. Our sessions will provide you with the latest best practices, innovative strategies, and practical insights needed to develop handbooks that foster a positive workplace culture, ensure regulatory compliance, and support your business objectives.

This program is more than just a training session; it’s an opportunity to gain a competitive edge in your field.

By the end of this program, you’ll be empowered to create employee handbooks that serve as powerful tools for communication, risk management, and organizational development. Don’t miss out on this chance to invest in your professional growth and contribute to your organization’s long-term success. Let’s embark on this journey together to master the art and science of employee handbooks!

Why Attend This Training?

Comprehensive Understanding of Employee Handbooks: Employee handbooks are essential tools that set the foundation for a clear, consistent, and fair workplace. Our 2-Day certificate program offers an in-depth exploration of all aspects related to employee handbooks, ensuring participants leave with a robust understanding of how to create, implement, and manage them effectively. By attending this program, participants will gain valuable insights into the purpose and strategic importance of employee handbooks, making them indispensable assets to their organizations.

Expert-Led Training: The program is led by experienced HR professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to the table. These experts will guide participants through best practices, legal requirements, and innovative strategies to develop comprehensive and effective employee handbooks. Attendees will benefit from the practical knowledge and firsthand insights of seasoned professionals, enabling them to tackle any handbook-related challenges with confidence.

Legal Compliance and Risk Management: In today’s litigious work environment, maintaining legal compliance is paramount. This program covers critical legal aspects such as non-discrimination policies, confidentiality agreements, and workplace safety regulations. Participants will learn how to incorporate these elements into their handbooks, thereby mitigating legal risks and ensuring their organizations are compliant with the latest laws and regulations. This knowledge is crucial for protecting both the company and its employees.

Enhanced Organizational Culture and Employee Relations: A well-crafted employee handbook reflects the organization’s values, culture, and commitment to its workforce. This program emphasizes the importance of aligning the handbook with the company’s mission, vision, and values. Participants will learn how to create a handbook that fosters a positive work environment, promotes diversity and inclusion, and strengthens employee relations. By attending this program, HR professionals will be equipped to enhance their organizational culture and build stronger relationships with employees.

Strategic HR Leadership: This program is designed to empower HR professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to become strategic leaders within their organizations. Participants will learn how to leverage the employee handbook as a strategic tool to drive business objectives, support employee development, and ensure operational efficiency. The comprehensive agenda covers all facets of handbook creation and management, enabling participants to contribute to their organization’s success at a higher level.

Networking and Collaboration Opportunities: Attending this 2-Day program provides valuable opportunities to network and collaborate with fellow HR professionals. Participants will engage in interactive discussions, group exercises, and case studies, allowing them to share experiences and learn from one another. Building a network of HR peers is invaluable for ongoing support, sharing best practices, and staying updated on the latest trends and challenges in the field.

Target Audience

  • HR Professionals: HR managers, specialists, and generalists seeking to enhance their knowledge of employee handbooks and ensure compliance with legal standards.
  • Business Owners and Executives: Leaders responsible for creating and implementing company policies to align with organizational goals and maintain legal compliance.
  • Legal Professionals: Lawyers and legal advisors working with businesses to develop comprehensive and legally sound employee handbooks.
  • Compliance Officers: Individuals tasked with ensuring that company policies adhere to regulatory requirements and mitigate legal risks.
  • Organizational Development Practitioners: Professionals focused on improving company culture, employee engagement, and organizational effectiveness through clear and consistent policies.
  • Employee Relations Specialists: Individuals dedicated to fostering positive employee relations and resolving workplace issues through well-defined policies and procedures.

Topics Covered

  • Company Name
  • Company Logo
  • Welcome Letter
  • Handbook Purpose
  • Company Strategy
  • Ideal Company Culture
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Values
  • Employee Relationship
  • Employment at Will
  • Probation Period
  • Standard Workweek/Operating Hours
  • Employee Classification
  • Hourly Employees
  • Salary Employees
  • Remote Employees
  • 1099 Contractors
  • Assessment Process for Promotions and Raises
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Employee Developmental Plans
  • Succession Planning Process
  • Handling of Department Transfers
  • Separation of Employment
  • Labor Union Involvement
  • Confidentiality
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Handling of Confidential Information/Personnel Files
  • Process of Keeping Personnel Files Current
  • Outside Employment
  • Non-Discrimination Policies
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Commitment to Diversity
  • Anti-Discrimination Policy
  • Discrimination & Harassment-Free Workplace
  • Supervisor/Manager Responsibilities
  • Investigation Procedures
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Policy & Reasonable Accommodations
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Microaggression Harassment
  • Other Types of Harassment
  • Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act of 1998
  • Newborn’s & Mother’s Health Protection Act of 1996
  • ERISA Rights and Protections
  • The Affordable Care Act
  • Lactation Breaks
  • COBRA Rights
  • GINA Rights
  • CHIP Program
  • Open-Door Communication Policy
  • Grievance Process
  • Whistleblower Protection Policy
  • Retaliation Protection Policy
  • Interference Protection Policy
  • Workplace Safety/Ethics
  • Commitment to Safety
  • General Standards of Conduct & Safety Rules & Regulations
  • Workplace Conduct
  • Code of Conduct & Business Ethics
  • Handling of Social Media
  • Relationships with Vendors & Suppliers
  • Gifts and Gratuities
  • Protection and Proper Use of Company Assets
  • Offenses Committed Outside the Workplace
  • Drug-Free Workplace
  • Smoke-Free Workplace
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Background Checks
  • Criminal Conviction Policy
  • Pre-Employment Screening
  • Employment Verification
  • Handling Public Health Emergencies
  • Reporting of Illegal or Unethical Behavior
  • Safe & Weapon-Free Workplace Policy
  • Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Visitors
  • Handling of COVID-19 Processes/Vaccinations
  • Workplace Guidelines
  • Dress & Grooming Code
  • Cell Phone/Internet Use
  • Communications with the Media/Social Media
  • Searches of Personal Property
  • Nepotism/Team Member Dating and Professional Conduct
  • Transportation/Driving Personal Vehicles on Behalf of the Company
  • Attendance
  • Calling Out
  • Job Abandonment
  • Remote Work
  • Employment of Relatives
  • Progressive Discipline Process
  • Compensation & Payroll
  • Team Member Classification
  • Employment Records/Time Cards
  • Overtime
  • Safe Harbor Policy for Exempt Team Members
  • Payment of Wages
  • Bonus/Incentives
  • Meal & Breaks
  • Time Off/Leave of Absence
  • Holidays
  • PTO/Vacation
  • Internal Promotions/Anniversary Date
  • Accrual Limits
  • Requesting PTO
  • Unscheduled Absences
  • Time Off Without Pay
  • Sick Pay
  • Termination of Employment
  • Deductions from Pay
  • Eligibility/Schedule
  • No Work on Leave
  • Return to Work
  • Retirement Leave
  • Family & Medical Leave
  • Intermittent Leave and Reduced Schedule
  • USERRA/Military Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Domestic Violence Leave
  • Jury Duty/Court Leave
  • Voting Leave
  • Sabbatical/Personal Leave
  • COVID Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Perks/Benefits
  • Employee Appreciation/Recognition
  • Employee Discounts/Rewards
  • Flex-Time
  • Wellness Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Office Perks
  • Childcare Assistance
  • Commuter Assistance
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Disaster Relief Assistance
  • Diversity Program
  • Engagement Committee
  • Financial Assistance
  • Legal Assistance
  • Benefits Overview
  • Eligibility
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life/AD&D
  • Disability (Short/Long Term)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Pharmacy
  • Preventive Services (Children, Women, Men)
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Health Savings Account
  • Reimbursement Policy (Limits)
  • Entertainment Allowance
  • Business Meal Allowance
  • Traveling Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Office Supplies Allowance
  • Telephone Allowance
  • Internet Allowance
  • Personal Allowance
  • Home Office Allowance
  • Cost of Living Allowance
  • Security
  • Company Software, Systems, Network Security & Information Security
  • Company Electronic Communications
  • Work Product Ownership
  • Employee Privacy
  • SS Number Privacy & Personal Information Protection
  • Time Records
  • Release & Waiver of Liability
  • Use of Company Property
  • Arbitration Acknowledgment
  • Receipt and Acknowledgment of Handbook
  • Who to Call for What?
  • Clause for Changing Information/Case by Case Review


Day 1

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Introduction
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Company Name, Logo, and Welcome Letter
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Handbook Purpose and Company Strategy
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Ideal Company Culture and Corporate Social Responsibility
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM: Break
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM: Mission, Vision, and Values
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM: Employee Relationship and Employment at Will
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Probation Period and Standard Workweek/Operating Hours
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunch Break
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Employee Classification (Hourly, Salary, Remote, 1099 Contractors)
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Assessment Process for Promotions and Raises
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Growth Opportunities, Employee Developmental Plans, and Succession Planning
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Handling of Department Transfers and Separation of Employment
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM: Break
4:45 PM – 5:15 PM: Labor Union Involvement and Confidentiality
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM: Non-Disclosure, Non-Solicitation, and Non-Compete Agreements

Day 2

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Non-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Commitment to Diversity and Anti-Discrimination Policy
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Discrimination & Harassment-Free Workplace
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Supervisor/Manager Responsibilities and Investigations
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM: Break
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Pregnancy Discrimination
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM: Americans with Disabilities Act Policy & Reasonable Accommodations
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Sexual Harassment and Microaggression Harassment
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunch Break
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Workplace Safety/Ethics and Commitment to Safety
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: General Standards of Conduct & Safety Rules & Regulations
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Drug-Free Workplace, Smoke-Free Workplace, and Alcohol Consumption
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Background Checks, Criminal Conviction Policy, and Pre-Employment Screening
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM: Break
4:45 PM – 5:15 PM: Workplace Guidelines: Dress & Grooming Code, Cell Phone/Internet Use
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM: Compensation & Payroll: Team Member Classification, Overtime, Safe Harbor Policy

Attending our Comprehensive 2-Day Employee Handbook Design Certificate Program is an investment in your professional growth and your organization’s success. By mastering the creation and implementation of comprehensive, legally compliant, and strategically aligned employee handbooks, you will be equipped to enhance your organization’s culture, ensure legal compliance, and drive business objectives. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights, network with peers, and become a strategic leader in HR. Register now to secure your spot and take the first step towards transforming your organization’s handbook into a powerful tool for success.