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Start A Brewery presents: Crafting Your Craft Brewery’s Employee Handbook

When was the last time you reviewed and updated your craft brewery’s employee handbook? Does your craft brewery even have an employee handbook?

If you have even one employee, your business is large enough to need an employee handbook. It the key document that outlines expectations for employees and management. While you may be tempted to search for a handbook template on the internet, this will likely provide a foundation that is outdated, illegal, or fails to comply with the laws of your specific state. Moreover, an off-the-shelf solution misses a key communication opportunity with your new and existing employees. You need to craft a customized handbook that documents the guidelines and expectations between your organization and your employees. If you do not pay careful attention to your handbook’s contents, you might violate the law, alienate employees, and invite lawsuits.

In this informative webinar, you will learn about all the key policies that should be included in your brewery or taproom’s employee handbook, and how to avoid the biggest mistakes that employers keep making in handbook drafting. Investing in a quality (and legally compliant) employee handbook is one of the best investments you can make in your employees.

Jon Hyman is Shareholder and Director at Wickens Herzer Panza in Avon, Ohio, where he is the Chairperson of the firm’s Craft Beer and Employment/Labor practice groups. Jon focuses his practice on management-side labor and employment law, providing businesses proactive solutions to solve their workforce problems and reactive solutions when they find themselves litigating against an employee or group of employees. Jon also serves a niche in the craft beer industry, assisting breweries, brewpubs, and taprooms navigate their specialized business, legal, and regulatory issues. Jon is a nationally recognized speaker, and the author of the renowned and award-winning Ohio Employer Law Blog (an American Bar Association Blawg Hall of Fame inductee), which he updates daily to provide businesses and human resources professionals breaking news and other updates on the ever-changing landscape of labor and employment law. Finally, Jon was a November 1999 contestant on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, but sadly lacked the fastest fingers.

Start A Brewery is a collaboration amongst a fun group of craft beer industry veterans who are often invited to speak at beer business / brewing education programs. Each has offered to share their knowledge and experience to support the craft beer community as a whole by helping fledgling breweries in planning. Conceived and coordinated by Candace L. Moon, The Craft Beer Attorney, and Laura Lodge of Customized Craft Beer Programs, is provided as a free educational resource for those dreaming of opening a brewery, those who are taking steps to make their dream a reality, and those who are opening their brewery doors and living it.