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Developing an Employee Handbook (BOLI)


Everyone benefits from a work environment where policies, procedures and expectations are clear, but developing effective policies and building a useful employee handbook is not as easy as it sounds!  The policies that you create need to be clear, legally enforceable and kept current, and it would certainly help if those policies made things easier on your supervisors and lead workers instead of the other way around!  How can employers write good policies, enforce them effectively, and keep them current as state and federal laws change?  Find out by joining professionals from the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) in a session on the practical information you need to develop (or rewrite) effective employee policies and handbooks.

Specific topics will include:

  • Employment at will and exceptions
  • Federal and Oregon civil rights protected classes
  • Work rules
  • Acknowledgements
  • Conduct guidelines
  • Performance expectations
  • Benefits
  • Discipline and discharge
  • Disclaimers
  • Discussion of electronic vs. paper copies
  • Social media policies
  • Making changes
  • Practical examples and tips

The seminar is targeted toward human resources personnel, managers, and front line supervisors.

 Please note that registration must be made directly through BOLI.  See "Prerequisite"

Business Skills
HR/Professional Development
No restriction was placed on this course.

Registration MUST be made through BOLI at:

Additional Information

Currently this seminar is approved for Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) recertification for PHR, SPHR and GPHR.