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									                             The Central Oregon Employer Council invites you to attend:

                          Employee Handbooks – Friend or Foe?
                        Presented by Katherine C. Tank of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

                                               Join us Tuesday, March 9, 2010
                               St. Charles Medical Center, 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend, OR

                                 7:30 a.m.                         Registration check-in
                                 7:45 a.m.                         Plated breakfast and announcements
                                 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.            Presentation

Is your Employee Handbook helping or hurting your business? Unless carefully drafted, it can often create
needless problems and litigation. Drafted correctly, a Handbook can deter litigation and be an excellent tool for

A good Employee Handbook sets the right tone for the entire employment relationship. It establishes uniform,
well defined employment policies, creating a common understanding between the employer and employee.

Employers that have Employee Handbooks are much more likely to apply policies in a consistent manner,
regardless of an employee’s traits such as age, gender, or race, resulting in reduced employee lawsuits. An
Employee Handbook is also a convenient way to communicate performance standards and workplace
behavior to the workforce.

Attendees will learn:
    • Who needs a Handbook and why
    • Key functions and goals of a Handbook
    • Essential policies and procedures to cover (and what not to cover)
    • How to protect your business – what disclaimers should be included
    • Handbook horrors to watch out for
    • How to communicate your Handbook to employees
    • How to train your supervisors to follow the Handbook
    • New policies in response to recent legislative and regulatory enactments

                  Bring your business card to enter a drawing for free attendance at any COEC seminar.
                     Pre-approval by the HR Certification Institute for recertification credits is pending.

                     Mark your calendars for Conference, at The Nines in Portland, April 12-13.
                                        Visit www.OEC.org for information

                                                Pre-registration required

Registration:                                             Name _____________________________________
$50 per person                                            Company __________________________________
Registration deadline: 3/2/10                             Address ___________________________________
No credit cards accepted. Absent                          Email _____________________________________
Registrants will be billed.                               Phone _____________________________________

Make registration payable to:                             For information contact:
Central Oregon Employer Council                           Denise Pollock, WorkSource Oregon Employment Dept
c/o WorkSource Oregon Employment Dept                     Denise.A.Pollock@state.or.us
1645 NE Forbes Road, Ste 100                              Phone (541) 388-6024
Bend, OR 97701                                            Fax    (541) 388-6453

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