GCHRA Legal Trends: Employee Handbook Refresher – Must-Have Provisions And Important Updates

Date: October 21, 2021
Time: 7:45 am - 9:15 am

Nick Ziepfel and Elizabeth Stock will cover what your business needs for a compliant and effective employee handbook, including essential “must-have” provisions, and important updates to keep up with recent and anticipated changes.                                                                               .

 Learning Objectives:

  • Handbook basics – why your business should have one;
  • Essential “must-have” provisions for every Handbook;
  • Problematic pitfalls and provisions to avoid; and
  • Important updates to keep up with recent and anticipated changes.

Pending Approval for:
1 SHRM Certification Credit
1 General HRCI Credit

SHRM BoCK Representation/Alignment:
Critical Evaluation
Learning and Development
Workforce Management
Employee Relations
Risk Management
U.S. Employment Law & Regulations

Members Complimentary
Non-Members $15
RSVP by: October 20, 2021
*Prepayment is required to attend. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. No refunds will be provided after October 20, 2021.



About the Speakers: Nick Ziepfel and Elizabeth C. Stock

Nick Ziepfel, Of Counsel Bricker & Eckler
Nick Ziepfel is experienced in all forms of civil litigation against public and private entities in state and federal trial and appellate courts. In addition, he often represents business and individual clients’ interests before government agencies including the DOL and EEOC. His practice is focused on client counseling, litigation, and dispute resolution for businesses and individuals. He frequently counsels and trains human resources staff, supervisors and employees on employment-related matters and works with employers on workplace dispute resolutions.  Nick has represented many local governments, school districts and other organizations in matters including public records requests, public funding procedures, Ohio’s Sunshine Laws, real estate disputes, and zoning and drafting compliance. His areas of practice include municipalities/public entities, public records, start-ups, health care, labor and employment, and business litigation.  Nick currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Trenton, Ohio, and has served on the boards of a number of nonprofits in the Hamilton and Butler County communities.
Elizabeth C. Stock, Of Counsel Bricker & Eckler
Kim is a partner in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group. Kim has significant experience advising employers and other benefit plan professionals on welfare benefit plan matters. She helps clients respond to increased plan costs and legal changes by analyzing various plan designs and associated risks; closely following legal developments and offering practical, proactive advice; reviewing and negotiating service provider agreements; helping health plans update HIPAA privacy and security compliance and providing employee training; drafting and reviewing plan documentation and participant communications; consulting on benefit claims and appeals; and answering questions relating to the Affordable Care Act, the mental health parity rules, HIPAA, COBRA, health savings accounts, surprise billing, cost transparency, nondiscrimination requirements, cafeteria plan rules, taxation of benefits, and other welfare benefit matters. She is a frequent speaker on these issues and somehow finds a way to bring excitement and energy to what can otherwise be a pretty dry topic. When not geeking out over health plan compliance, Kim enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking, and indoor activities like finding new recipes for cooking healthy and delicious foods.