Tag: Grievance Procedure

What is a Grievance?

In the context of employee-employer relations, the term “grievance” usually relates to an employee’s allegation of a violation of workplace policy or contract terms.

Don’t skimp on preparation when arbitrating with a union

by Gary S. Fealk Almost every union contract has a provision that requires that disputes be settled by final and binding arbitration. Preparing for arbitration is essential. Here are some pointers on arbitration preparation and procedures.   Grievance answers and choosing an arbitrator Always answer grievances with an eye toward arbitration. Answer the merits of the […]

A Comprehensive Grievance Procedure

Yesterday, we looked at some of the elements your employee handbook should include. Today, we’ll take an in-depth look at what your grievance procedure should look like, courtesy of attorney Peter Panken of Epstein Becker & Green, PC. We’ll also tell you how you can get a comprehensive collection of 101 California-specific employee handbook — […]

Employer’s Guide to Writing Employee Handbooks

by Peter M. Panken An employee handbook tells workers what they’re getting, instills a team spirit, and lets people know what the rules are. It should emphasize the employer’s fair treatment and how it provides significant benefits like vacations, holidays, health insurance, and retirement benefits. It lets the workers know they can grieve to get […]