Welcome to the new year! Now is a good time to review, revise, and update your employee handbooks to ensure legal compliance. Why? Handbooks that are out of date, have inaccurate information about current laws, or are poorly written will do more harm than good. If you don’t have an employee handbook, it’s time to […]
Many things have an expiration date—cheese, meat, medicine, and certain fashion choices. But some things linger well past their “use by” date, like three-week old takeout in the very back corner of your refrigerator.
Employee handbooks should be reviewed at least once a year. The arrival of spring 2022 marks a good time to revisit the manuals with counsel and update your policies and practices. Read on to learn about a handful of handbook best practices as well as possible pitfalls you can avoid.
Annual reviews of employee handbooks can help you stay ahead of the curve. Prudent employers are proactive, rather than reactive, in being prepared to deal with workplace issues. Here are four key areas of change you should look at in the rest of 2022.
Although most employers at least have an employment handbook, few companies treat it as a priority item. That’s a shame because a handbook presents a wonderful opportunity to communicate with your workforce about your organization’s philosophy, mission, and culture. Companies like Netflix and Nordstrom have demonstrated that handbooks can be effective without being dry and […]
A well-maintained company bulletin board can be an effective method for management to communicate new policies and procedures to employees and boost employee morale. Additionally, bulletin board postings may serve as valuable evidence in the event of a lawsuit or grievance. A neglected bulletin board, however, is a trap for the unwary and a tool […]
Almost every employer has policies. The question is, where do they come from? They come from HR, right? But where does HR get them? They must get them from somewhere. And what if you don’t have an HR department? Then someone must have to — gasp — write them. We’re talking about your employment policies […]
by Joseph C. Pettygrove Employers are increasingly looking at the feasibility of scanning hard copies of various types of employment documents and retaining only the electronic copies in the routine course of business. Generally speaking, you are allowed to do that if you ensure that your electronic record maintenance systems are secure, accurate, reliable, and […]
Employment law attorney Robert P. Tinnin, Jr., answers an HR practitioner’s question about improving a flextime program that has become unmanageable.
by Stephen J. Stine Last week, we examined who the Millennials (members of Generation Y) are and tips for managing them in the workplace. This week we’ll look at some of the challenges they present to employers and how to deal with them. Audio Conference: Are You Ready for the Millennials? What HR Needs to […]