Developing Your Employee Handbook

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Payroll often plays an important role in developing employment policies for their organizations. Because payroll practitioners are increasingly wearing multiple hats, they may even be expected to take the lead on developing, revising and updating their organization’s employee handbook.

Policies relating to pay, compensation, vacation, holidays, benefits, pensions, overtime, expense reimbursements and termination of employment are particularly relevant to payroll professionals.

Whatever the level of your involvement, it is important to understand how employment policies are drafted, revised and enforced, and recognize some of the potential pitfalls that could arise when developing or updating an employee handbook.


This hands-on, full-day workshop is designed to help payroll practitioners, human resources practitioners, managers and other business professionals responsible for the Human Resource (HR) function within an organization. The workshop is designed for those who will lead and manage the process of developing, updating, enhancing and maintaining employment policies and employee handbooks. The goal is to provide tips, strategies, best practices and compliance information surrounding recognized human resources practices and a chance to practice newly-acquired skills in drafting employment policies and procedures.

Register early and save - Early bird rates apply until two weeks prior to the seminar.

For certified members, this seminar counts toward 7.5 hours of continuing professional education. Participants will also be provided with a helpful reference manual to accompany the session and a full suite of employment policy templates designed to be downloaded, customized and used in their own organizations.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the processes for developing, reviewing, revising and communicating employment policies and employee handbooks.
  • Write, edit, format and structure employment policies in a way that is legally compliant and in alignment with human resources best practices, the profile of the organization’s workforce and its culture, vision, mission and values.
  • Work with, and manage, various stakeholders in developing and maintaining employment policies and employee handbooks.
  • Appreciate the need for specific policies that should be included in an employee handbook.
  • Understand new and emerging issues and trends surrounding employment policies and employee handbooks.
  • Be aware of common legal compliance concerns relating to employment policies and employee handbooks.
  • Deal with issues and concerns relating to organizational realities, jurisdictional issues and the use and customization of employment policy templates.

Your registration includes: seminar presentation, course reference manual and handouts, exercises with answers, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for all breaks.

Dress code is business casual. Please dress in layers to accommodate temperature fluctuations.

CANCELLATIONS OR SEMINAR TRANSFER: Requests must be received in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the seminar date. Please note a cancellation fee or transfer fee in the amount of $50 plus applicable taxes per day/per registrant for all sessions cancelled or transferred will apply. Cancellation or transfer requests received less than 5 business days prior to the seminar date are not eligible for transfer or refund.

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