Morgan, Brown & Joy attorney Deepa Desai served as a speaker for the Massachusetts Staffing Association’s Legal and Compliance Webinar series entitled, “Employee Handbooks: Top Ten Items that Should be Added,” on June 10, 2020. Desai discussed how organizations can think strategically about and maintain compliant employee handbooks so they are useful tools for management and staff without creating legal exposure. She spoke on the following:
- Legally required written policies and necessary disclaimers;
- Strategies for determining what other policies should be in a handbook, given an employer’s specific business and the interests of the employees and management in a particular workplace; and
- How to address considerations related to remote workers, represented workers and employment agreements in handbooks.
Desai defends and counsels employers in various kinds of labor and employment matters. As an employment litigator, she defends employers against claims of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, as well as wage and hour violations and contract disputes. When proactively counseling clients, Desai provides advice in connection with many workplace matters, including the preparation of employee handbooks, hiring, terminations, discipline, leaves of absence, benefits compliance, and reasonable accommodation.
MSA is a non-profit trade association representing the staffing and recruiting firms in Massachusetts and is the go-to resource for industry information, legislative representation, and professional development. MSA is committed to making its member staffing and recruiting firms more successful through proactive legislative advocacy, effective public relations, exclusive training and skills development, strategic industry partners and collaborative networking.
About Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP
Morgan, Brown & Joy is among the largest management-side employment law firms in New England, representing a wide range of Fortune 100 corporations, educational and health care institutions and small businesses across all sectors of the economy. The firm’s attorneys are known for anticipating and finding solutions to the ever-expanding range of employment-related legal issues in order to avoid the time and cost of litigation. When litigation becomes necessary, the firm aggressively defends its clients and has a proven record of success.