Now is the Time to Update Your Employment Handbook
An employee policy manual, or employment handbook, can serve multiple purposes if prepared correctly. Not only can it effectively communicate an employer’s company policies and expectations to employees, but it can function as part of the employer’s defense to unwanted, and unwarranted, labor and employment disputes. But, if the handbook is haphazardly assembled from Google search results, or was prepared by a lawyer so long ago that the attorney is no longer in practice, it is likely out of date and ineffective for any significant company purpose. Employers should seek professional advice to update your employment handbook.
New changes are afoot in 2019, with issues such as computer privacy, social media, and marijuana use pushing their way into the employment arena. The National Law Review recently published an article highlighting a few of these issues.
If you need assistance with your employee handbook or company policy manual, contact Michelle Brenwald.