Effective Workplace Policies and Handbooks

Course Demo. No credit provided in demo mode.


Credit Hours:
VA - General: 1.0 Credits
CA - General: 1.0 Credits
TX - General: 1.0 Credits
IL - General: 1.0 Credits
NY - General: 1.0 Credits
OH - Self Study: 1.25 Credits
AZ - General: 1.0 Credits

Running Time: 1 Hours, 6 Minutes
Faculty: Thomas A. Lenz -

Course Description

Policies and Handbooks allow employers to establish guidelines and expectations. When properly drafted these policies are beneficial to both employers and employees, and prevent potential problems. Thomas Lenz discusses a wide range of issues, from the obvious, "do you have written workplace policies" to, are they understandable? In many work environments this requires the policies to be in multiple languages, and some policies are required by law.

Mr. Lenz reviews "at will" employment and numerous hot button issues such as cellular phone usage, electronic communications and social media, and the rules which cover employees' personal use of these technologies, both in and out of the workplace. He reviews harassment policies and general rules regarding proper calculation of hours of work, meal and rest periods and standards of conduct rules. Effective policies allow management flexibility and help create a workplace where Everybody Wins!