Raleigh, N.C. – Constantly evolving labor and employment law demands that employers closely monitor and implement new developments in the workplace. The 2015 North Carolina Human Resources Manual and Model Policies and Forms for North Carolina Employers are designed to serve as comprehensive tools for employers by outlining “the duties of the employer during the entire employment process – everything from pre-hire through post-termination.”
Highlights from the 2015 North Carolina Human Resources Manual include recent developments on:
- Affirmative action laws, including new coverage for sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Employee privacy rights.
- Employee social medial usage.
- OSHA reporting requirements.
- Illegality of certain common employer policies and practices.
Model Policies and Forms for North Carolina Employers explains which types of policies are required and recommended, and includes downloadable templates created to help employers prepare an effective and compliant employee handbook.
The 2015 North Carolina Human Resources Manual is co-authored by Kim Korando and Travis Hockaday, partners in Smith Anderson’s Employment, Labor and Human Resources Practice Group. Kim Korando also authored Model Policies and Forms for North Carolina Employers.
The North Carolina Human Resources Manual is available for purchase in print or online, and Model Policies and Forms for North Carolina Employers is only available online. Both resources are published in collaboration with the North Carolina Chamber and HRSimple.com and can be accessed at www.HRSimple.com.
About Kim Korando
Kim Korando is a frequent speaker and writer on employment and human resource issues in the business and legal community. She is recognized as one of North Carolina’s leading labor and employment lawyers by Chambers USA, North Carolina Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America® and Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite.” Kim leads Smith Anderson’s Employment, Labor and Human Resources practice group. For more information, please visit her bio.
About Travis Hockaday
Travis Hockaday’s practice focuses on providing employment-related counseling and risk management advice to clients in a variety of industries, both public and private. He has represented clients in state and federal courts and agencies throughout North Carolina and other jurisdictions. His experience includes defending employers against claims involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, harassment and civil rights claims; defending wage and hour, ERISA, and other benefit-related claims; and representing clients in investigations conducted by, and proceedings before, both federal and state departments of labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the North Carolina Division of Employment Security. For more information on Travis, please visit his bio.
About Smith Anderson’s Employment, Labor and Human Resources Practice Group
Known for sharing best practices and updates on the law through its annual Employment Law Update and regular Employment Law Webinars, Smith Anderson’s Employment, Labor and Human Resources Practice Group regularly serves as a key resource to HR and employee benefits professionals. The group and its lawyers have received significant client, peer and business community recognition in such prestigious publications and ranking lists as Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” and Martindale-Hubbell®. They handle employment matters for many global and publicly-traded companies that are based in North Carolina and beyond, assisting them in building and maintaining an employer-of-choice reputation, while minimizing the burden of regulatory requirements and the distractions of governmental investigations and audits, employee disputes, and union organizing. For more information, visit www.SmithLaw.com.