Massachusetts Employee Handbooks: Are You Meeting Compliance?

Genesis HR Solutions

You know an employee handbook is a necessity, but did you know that handbooks look different depending on the company’s location? Here’s what you need to know when creating or updating a Massachusetts employee handbook for your business or nonprofit. Compliance

Massachusetts Employee Handbooks: Are You Meeting Compliance?

Genesis HR Solutions

You know an employee handbook is a necessity, but did you know that handbooks look different depending on the company’s location? Here’s what you need to know when creating or updating a Massachusetts employee handbook for your business or nonprofit.

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Simple steps to create an employee handbook

Business Management Daily

Employee handbooks are large documents that list out a variety of company policies and procedures. They’re incredibly helpful to management and staff, but creating an effective employee handbook is a large undertaking that will require proper time and planning. Outline your handbook.

How to Reinvent the Employee Handbook

Cornerstone On Demand

Every business needs an employee handbook, right? Linda Itskovitz, VP of marketing for employee communications company GuideSpark, says the handbook is a very unimportant document. “The employee handbook, as a medium, is not important because the majority of employees never open their handbook in the first place , especially millennials," Itskovitz says. However, she clarifies, the information in the handbook is critical.

Employee Handbooks: Your Ultimate Guide

Ultimate Software

Shoved deep in some desks of supervisors and employees, the employee handbook resides. For some, the handbook has lived in this dark corner of the workplace for years without a thought or care. In other workplaces, the handbook rests right there on the desk, enjoys frequent reading, and is referenced when needed. Where does your employee handbook live? Lawyers, like me, love handbooks (I’m not joking). Employee handbooks take on all shapes and sizes.

How To Write And Update Your Employee Handbook For 2021

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Employee Handbooks in 2021: The Definitive Guide. Many business owners overlook the importance of a well-written employee handbook. A good handbook serves many purposes. Is your handbook a useful tool for your company? Protect you from compliance violations.

The Fragility of Modern Employee Handbook

HR Digest

Perhaps the biggest – and the most troublesome reason is; organizations cohering to a one-size-fits-all employee handbook that often exposes them to liability for having an insufficient policy. The post The Fragility of Modern Employee Handbook appeared first on The HR Digest.

Employee Handbook vs. Culture Guide: What’s the Difference? | BerniePortal

BerniePortal

Many organizations use employee handbooks as a catch-all for communicating policies such as time off and dress code expectations, as well as procedures such as emergency protocols at the office. Additionally, employee handbooks are sometimes outdated and long overdue for a revision.

Why are employee handbooks important? Here’s 7 reasons

Insperity

In the daily swirl of building a business, juggling customer needs and working to attract and retain the right employees, the value of crafting and maintaining an employee handbook can be lost on busy employers. What is an employee handbook? Bound, hard copy handbooks are not required.

4 best employee handbooks

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Webinar: The Year End Compliance Rush is Here: Is Your Handbook Ready for 2021?

ComplianceHR

It’s the season when many businesses review their employee handbooks with an eye towards rolling out changes at the start of the New Year. Join ComplianceHR CEO, Lori Brown, and Litter Shareholders Meredith Shoop and Natasha DeCourcy as they help us navigate the year end compliance rush.

Employee Handbooks

Affinity HR Group

Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook. Employee handbooks serve as a valuable communication resource for company-specific and legally-mandated policies. meets compliance requirements of some Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) carriers. We strongly recommend developing a custom handbook for your company versus using an online template or “borrowing” a handbook from another company.

Employee Handbooks

Affinity HR Group

Human Resources professionals often advise companies about the importance of an employee handbook. Employee handbooks serve as a valuable communication resource for company-specific and legally-mandated policies. meets compliance requirements of some Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) carriers. We strongly recommend developing a custom handbook for your company versus using an online template or “borrowing” a handbook from another company.

Why You Need an Employee Handbook and What It Should Cover

TLNT: The Business of HR

A staff handbook (also known as a Policies and Procedures Manual) is something every company, regardless of size, should have. Behavior Employee Handbook & Policies HR News Labor Relations Legal - Compliance & Policies National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) & Board (NLRB) Featured

How Important Is an Updated Employee Handbook?

Tandem HR

Your Updated Employee Handbook Questions Answered – Why, How, and How Often. The company handbook plays a vital role in business practices. A handbook serves as a guide for office protocol and needs to be routinely updated. Operating without an updated employee handbook leaves both the business and its employees vulnerable. Stay tuned for answers to your top handbook-related questions. Why Every Business Needs an Updated Handbook.

9 crucial COVID additions to make to your handbooks

Business Management Daily

As workers prepare to return to work in more significant numbers, now is the time to adjust policies and employee handbooks to ensure a safe and productive return to work. Updating employee handbooks to ensure that everyone is aware of the measures taken if employees become sick is essential.

Can Employee Handbooks Help With Compliance?

Zenefits

Employee handbooks are a practical way to communicate company policies, introduce workplace culture, and cover key compliance issues on the state and federal levels. Just remember — employee handbooks should simplify life. Spell out HR policies in your employee handbook.

More Than A Handbook: Maintaining Conduct Policy Compliance

Essium HRM

Companies that do not follow regulatory compliance practices face numerous possible repercussions, such as being forced to participate in remediation programs that include on-site compliance audits and inspections by the appropriate regulatory agency. From absenteeism policy to sexual harassment, and numerous scenarios in between, regulatory compliance requirements demand evidence of completion and comprehension of company training and notice.

Employee Handbooks Revisited: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

OmegaHR Solutions

The “ I have found creating an up-to-date employee handbook that is readily accessible will benefit both upper management and employees.” I wrote this post on employee handbooks in September of 2010 and it is still relevant today. So let’s revisit Employee handbooks: Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. In my consulting practice (which is geared primarily toward small businesses) I see and revise, or write, a lot of employee handbooks.

How to Structure an Employee Handbook

AbelHR

An employee handbook is one of the most crucial materials to communicate your values, mission, and vision to your employees. This article shows you how to structure your employee handbook. Make sure that when writing the employee handbook, avoid using legal jargon as much as possible.

AbelHR: How to Structure an Employee Handbook

AbelHR

An employee handbook is one of the most crucial materials to communicate your values, mission, and vision to your employees. This article shows you how to structure your employee handbook. Make sure that when writing the employee handbook, avoid using legal jargon as much as possible.

Common employee handbook mistakes and how to avoid them

Homebase

Creating a thorough employee handbook provides a valuable resource for your employees, both during the onboarding process and throughout their employment. Conversely, a poorly written employee handbook can create confusion around existing company policies and expectations.

HR manual versus employee handbook: What’s the difference?

Insperity

What, exactly, is the difference between an employee handbook and a human resources (HR) manual – and does your organization need both? It’s a good idea for companies to develop both an HR manual and an employee handbook. Where to start with your HR manual and employee handbook.

One Global Handbook to Rule Them All

Global People Strategist

Employee handbooks are notoriously boring with a reputation of being one of the most unread documents at work. Employee handbooks are notoriously boring with a reputation of being one of the most unread documents at work. Given that having an employment handbook, no matter your location, is both a requirement as well as a risk management tool, there are ways to make sure it becomes a document that is both easy to manage while also being sure to avoid making it a snooze fest.

How to write an employee handbook

Workable

Employee handbooks are a good means to put these elements together. Here’s how to write a helpful and engaging employee handbook : What is the purpose of having an employee handbook? Your handbook’s content and level of detail depends on how you intend to use it. An employee handbook may be a repository of all your policies or a way to welcome new hires. Using your handbook to guide new hires is a good idea. What to include in an employee handbook.

Webinar: New Year, New Laws: Is Your Handbook 2021-Ready?

ComplianceHR

That said, employers must, at the same time, address the heavy volume of handbook-related policy changes at the federal, state and local level. The post Webinar: New Year, New Laws: Is Your Handbook 2021-Ready?

10 Reasons to Immediately Review Your Employee Handbook

ScaleHRO

While your employee handbook should receive a regularly-scheduled review to ensure compliance with state and federal law, there are some events that may require additional policies or updates to be added to your employee handbook sooner than your next scheduled update. hr onboarding Benefits Compliance company culture

NLRB Issues New Guidance on How It Will Interpret Handbook Rules

TLNT: The Business of HR

Last week, NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb issued a lengthy 20-page memorandum ( GC 18-04 ) providing detailed guidance regarding enforcement of “Handbook Rules Post- Boeing.”. Employee Handbook & Policies HR News Legal - Compliance & Policies National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) & Board (NLRB) Featured legal issues

Everything You Need to Build Your Employee Handbook

Zenefits

The employee handbook is the holy grail of workplaces, and every employer should have one, regardless of size. However, many small businesses — especially those with fewer than 10 employees — do not have an employee handbook. And many of those that do have a handbook fail to update it.

9 Ways the NLRB Is Making It Easier to Revise Your Handbook

TLNT: The Business of HR

If you’re new to the field, you’ll have to take our word on it, but HR-compliance professionals know that drafting a 100% compliant employee handbook got a lot tougher over the past several years. Employee Handbook & Policies HR News National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) & Board (NLRB) Featured legal issues

Tips, Best Practices for 2021 Employee Handbook Updates | BerniePortal

BerniePortal

As Q4 and the end of the year approaches, there’s no better time than now for HR to review and revise the company’s employee handbook. HR ComplianceWhat tips and best practices can HR use, and what updates should be included for 2021?

Are Your Employment Law Policies in Compliance?

HR Counselor's Corner

Are you confident you’re in compliance? Completing an HR Assessment can ensure legal compliance with federal and state employment laws, regulations and HR best practices. Performing the assessment will not only help you measure risk and legal compliance, but also identify areas in need of process improvements – all of which could threaten the continued success of your business. . Create or review employee policy handbooks.

Building an Employee Handbook: Top Things You Must Have

Zenefits

An employee handbook gives your HR team the chance to introduce company culture and values, share policies and procedures, and communicate expectations. But much like writing any comprehensive document, creating an employee handbook can be daunting. How do you create an HR handbook?

Why Do You Need An Employee Handbook?

FingerCheck

Employee handbooks are an essential aspect of any company. Smaller companies don’t realize how often employee handbooks needs to be updated – as employment laws are continually changing. So if your company handbook isn’t up-to-date or if you don’t have one (GASP!) – here’s why you do. A well put together handbook can be impressive to new employees, giving them an important, positive first impression. PROTECTION AND COMPLIANCY.

What You Need to Make Sure to Acknowledge in Your Employee Handbook

TLNT: The Business of HR

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