Webinar: Making Your Employee Handbook Work for Your Employees and the School

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 (2pm - 3pm US/Eastern)

Zoom Meeting

Employee Handbooks are often glossed over with all that busy schools need to manage but a well-thought-out and updated handbook can both manage community expectations and ensure that the school is legally compliant. Handbooks can have their own character to match that of the school but there are certain policies that should be in all handbooks—anti-harassment and anti-discrimination provisions with clear and succinct reporting procedures and anti-retaliation reminders; whistleblower provisions; properly worded leave rights; and many other clauses which will ensure that the school is complying with its legal obligations and can defend itself when sued. At the same time, many provisions will also help to ensure that the school has been clear in its expectations, which will enable employees to understand what is expected and avoid surprises when a rule is enforced. When done right, handbooks can help the school focus on its mission and avoid misunderstandings that can take it off track.

Susan M. Guerette, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

Presented in partnership with Fisher & Phillips LLP, an NAES Solutions Partner.

Technical Requirements

Each registration equals one connection. Register for one connection and gather your leadership team around the screen. Or, register for multiple connections and enable school and church leaders to participate from a variety of locations.

NAES virtual events are facilitated through Zoom. You will need the following:
• An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
• Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
• [Optional] A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in

Zoom is also available for Android and iOS devices. You can learn more about technical requirements of this platform at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 04/24/2024
Name Price Available To
Member Rate $0.00   NAES Members
Nonmember Rate $85.00   Non-Member Schools

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Written cancellations must be received by email to jfc@episcopalschools.org, no later than 24 hours before the start of the webinar. Registrations submitted less than 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar are not entitled to any refund if they are cancelled.

Any and all liability of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) with respect to registration, cancellations, changes in the content of the program, technology breakdowns, and refunds is limited to a sum no greater than the registration fee paid. Under no circumstances shall NAES be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind. Submission of registration and payment constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.

NAES or its contractors may be recording this webinar. By attending this webinar, attendees understand and agree to allow their voices and statements to be used by NAES in Association publications, on its website, in any and all distributed versions of this recorded webinar, and in marketing or promotional materials. Attendance at the meeting waives NAES from any liability resulting from these uses.

For more information please contact:

Mr. Jonathan F. Cooper
Communications Manager
National Association of Episcopal Schools
Phone: (212) 716-6182
Fax: (212) 286-9366
Email: jfc@episcopalschools.org