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    The Nuts and Bolts of Employee Handbooks & Trade Secret Misappropriation - Submitted for 1.5 HRCI Credits and Eligible for 1.5 SHRM PDCs

    Date: February 15, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
    Ola Abiola
    Holiday Inn
    2 Montgomery Village,
    Gaithersburg MD 20879
    35.00 Members; 45.00 Nonmembers; 60.00 Walk-in
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    Every company has its own culture and approach to employee relations.  This manifests itself in a variety of ways, including the policies and procedures in an employee handbook.  For an employee handbook to be effective, however, it not only needs to be written clearly and concisely, it also should address certain legal requirements.  This presentation will include numerous recommendations on drafting a variety of policies in employee handbooks.  Employee handbooks cannot fully protect companies in all respects.  For example, protecting trade secrets and preventing unfair competition can and should be addressed in appropriate employment agreements and other policies and practices.  This presentation will cover strategies for drafting non-compete, non-solicitation and related employment agreements, as well as other strategies for protecting trade secrets.

    About the Speaker

    Guest speaker Stephen Stern is a partner with Hyatt & Weber, P.A., where he advises businesses and represents them in litigation. Mr. Stern helps employers minimize risk and exposure to liability by developing effective employment policies and practices. In this regard, he advises employers on strategic matters, such as trade secret protection programs, non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, privacy issues, wage/hour matters, independent contractor relationships, document retention practices, and employee handbooks, among other things. Mr. Stern also helps companies address issues that arise on a day-to-day basis, such as leave requests, employee discipline, accommodations or individuals with disabilities and terminations. In addition, Mr. Stern has been retained to conduct highly sensitive and complicated investigations. When litigation has been unavoidable, Mr. Stern has successfully represented clients in federal and state courts across the country and before federal, state, and local administrative agencies, such as the EEOC, DOL, and DOJ.


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