Employee Handbooks: Your Ultimate Guide

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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. Where does your employee handbook live? This is especially true for handbooks.

How to Reinvent the Employee Handbook

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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. However, she clarifies, the information in the handbook is critical.

SME’s Guide to Creating Your First Employee Handbook

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Whilst there are many HR factors that you will need to consider, creating an employee handbook (also known as a Policies and Procedures Manual) should be a priority if you are looking to grow your team. Why Do I Need an Employee Handbook? How Does a Handbook Differ from a Contract?

The Exciting New World of Employee Handbooks

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Your employee handbook may be a contract — unless it says this …

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If you don’t want your employee handbook to qualify as a contract in court, then here’s what it should say. . It sounds simple, but missing this language in one of its employee handbooks recently got an employer in some legal hot water. The lesson came from a new appeals court ruling, which said a handbook can create a contract unless it includes a disclaimer to the contrary. It claimed the handbook wasn’t a contract – nor did it claim to be.

4 more rules the NLRB says to cut from your handbooks now

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After receiving a charge that the casino’s employee handbook contained overly broad rules, an NLRB administrative law judge struck down four of the casino’s policies. Employment Law Special Report employee handbook National Labor Relations Board NLRA NLRB unions

Even Tiny Companies Need a Handbook

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Large companies aren’t the only businesses that need an employee handbook. Here are some best practices on what your handbook should cover and how you can distribute it. Here are a number of common points covered in handbooks: What is the vacation policy?

Does your handbook say this … ? If so, it’s time for a rewrite

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You can’t tell employees to ‘play nice’ After a union cried foul about some of T-Mobiles policies, the NLRB dug into the telecommunication company’s employee handbook and rules. handbook policies prohibiting negative comments about fellow team members.

NLRB’s 39 Reasons Why Your Employee Handbook May Violate the Law

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replete with examples of how your employee handbook is overly broad and violates the National Labor Relations Act. The purpose of the report is to educate employers, with recent case developments, on what can and cannot be included in an employee handbook. By Eric B. Meyer.

30 employee handbook do’s and don’ts from the NLRB

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To help employers craft handbooks that don’t violate the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board has issued a compilation of rules it has found to be illegal — and rewritten them to illustrate how they can comply with the law. to “help employers to review their handbooks and other rules, and conform them, if necessary, to ensure they are lawful.”

Employee Handbook Lessons from HR Professionals


Three Paychex HR professionals offer an inside look at creating an effective employee handbook

Employee Handbooks Under Scrutiny

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OK, pop quiz: What’s the difference between these two employee-handbook policies? “Be And that’s why there’s plenty of work for them as the NLRB cracks down on employee-handbook language — including provisions that once were standard — that it says is too broad.

8 Reasons You Should Have a Company Employee Handbook


Creating a company employee handbook can seem like a daunting task, but having one brings many benefits. Here are eight reasons your organization should have an employee handbook: 1. A well-written handbook provides employees with a clear understanding of their responsibilities.

How to Reinvent the Employee Handbook

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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.

This is How to Create an Effective Employee Handbook

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Making an Employee Handbook that Truly Engages Your Staff. But, if you learn how to create an effective employee handbook, you can e many of these issues from the very beginning of someone’s employment with your business.

NLRB: Many of your employee handbook policies are probably unlawful.

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Indeed, consider this recent decision from a Phoenix Administrative Law Judge involving a fairly vanilla employee handbook. If you scan through the entire opinion, there’s not much about the employee handbook that the ALJ did like.

The Who, When, and How of Employee Handbooks

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Yesterday’s Advisor examined how emerging HR issues are shaping handbooks, as reflected in a recent survey conducted by XpertHR. Today, how handbooks are managed. By Whom Are Handbooks Prepared? used consultants to prepare their handbook AND added legal review.

5 Things We Can All Learn from Valve’s Exceptional Employee Handbook


No matter how small or large a company is, everyone needs an employee handbook. But just because it’s an industry best practices requirement doesn’t mean your employee handbooks can’t be fun. company culture General HR HR human resources company policies employee handbook

How to Write Your Own Employee Handbook

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Do you need a table of contents for a comprehensive employee handbook for your organization? Here are suggested policies, procedures, forms, and checklists

Announcing: The ASTD Management Development Handbook


American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) recently released a fantastic collection titled “ The ASTD Management Development Handbook ”. This is a very non-traditional approach to write a handbook of management development!

Three key areas that could make 2018 the year of the employee handbook overhaul

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But, either way, your employee handbook should announce your intentions. Common employer handbook rules found unlawful. Read on, HR enthusiasts. Paid Family and Medical Leave. A few weeks ago, I wrote here about a SHRM-endorsed paid-employee-leave bill that was introduced in House.

Why You Need an Employee Handbook and What It Should Cover

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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

Employee Handbook? Yes, You Need One


An employee handbook isn’t just a nice-to-have. The post Employee Handbook? Engagement & Communications emerging business employee handbook entrepreneur entrepreneurs HR human resources SBA SCORE SHRM small business small business advice small business incubator start upsIt’s an important document that can minimize internal conflict and more importantly, prepare a company for lawsuits if anything does go wrong. Ask a Pro to help.

How to Avoid Employee Handbook Crisis

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That is why handbooks or employee handbooks are very important so that there is a guideline on how one should act while being employed in the company. Sometimes though the handbooks exist, some employers forget […].

Is It Time To Spice Up Your Employee Handbook?


Those thick, dusty, cumbersome employee handbooks that your new hires don’t really want to […]. The post Is It Time To Spice Up Your Employee Handbook? General HR brand advocates employee handbook HR human resources new hires onboardingI love books! The smell of them. The art on the covers. The way I feel when I finally get a minute to myself and settle down with a good book. But do you know what book doesn’t make me happy?

Why Your Handbook Needs to Be Clear on Taking FMLA Leave

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A few missing words in your employee handbook words may open your FMLA floodgates, and you wouldn’t want to make the same egregious mistake as a Michigan employer recently did. HR Basics Legal Issues employee handbook FMLA HR basics HR communications HR management Legal By Eric B.

ATD Talent Management Handbook - Pay Ratios

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Perhaps Cryan should check out the ATD 's new Talent Management Handbook where my chapter focuses on reward and tries to provide some of the missing understanding. A new provocative report has been published by the High Pay Centre - Pay Ratios: Just Do It.

Check Out the Updated Form I-9 Handbook


Make sure you are consulting the newly updated handbook! Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its guidance manual, Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing the Form I-9 (M-274). The U.S.

ATD Talent Management Handbook

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I'm a contributor to the ATD's Talent Management Handbook, due out in November. The book provides an overview of the whole of talent management, mainly written for talent developers.

5 areas worth revisiting in your company’s 2015 employee handbook


HR Compliance ACA Affordable Care Act employee handbook employee leave employee policies Fair Labor Standards Act FLSA hr compliance social media One of the most basic aspects of human capital management that you always need to be mindful of is the need to set the ground rules for your employees – what they can and can’t do, and what basic norms they need to observe in order to keep the workplace “up to code” and productive. […].

Hey Handbook! Do we have to let our employee bring his emotional-support peacock to work?

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Image Credit: Pexels.com. Bet you weren’t expecting that, were you? No, peacocks can’t fly…commercial. Several news outlets are reporting that a major US airline refused to allow an emotional-support animal to board a plane at Newark Airport this weekend with its human companion.

The Employer Handbook readers have some crazy job-interview stories. Crazazy!

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On Wednesday, I blogged here about CareerBuilder’s list of the most unusual things job candidates have done during the interview process. And, yeah, the stuff they listed was pretty unusual. I guess.

From the archives: Santa’s Employee Handbook

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11, 2014, Even Santa needs an employee handbook. And, if you think Santa is a pain, the handbook makes it clear that the HR Director, Mrs. Claus, goes without physical attention from Santa during peak production times and can get a tad prickly as a result.

Pay Me: New York Real Estate Company Uses Its Handbook as A Shield Against Liability

HR Daily Advisor

Employee handbooks are recommended for several reasons, including that they set forth key company policies. Well-written handbook policies state how compensation will be addressed and who has the power to bind the company. by Edward O. Sweeney, Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP.

5 Little-Known Policies that Need to Be in Your Employee Handbook


In the past, you may have kept your handbook to a minimum for fear that employees wouldn’t read a novel-size document. Here are five optional, but relevant, HR policies you should consider adding to the next version of your employee handbook. Adding a dress code policy to your employee handbook not only makes it easier to talk to employees who may not be following the policy, but it also gives them a better understanding of what is or isn’t acceptable workplace attire.

Employee Handbooks Can Create Risk For the Company – Unless You Do Them Right

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Many companies, especially smaller businesses, do not get the chance to update their employee handbook on a regular basis. Behavior Employee Handbook & Policies HR Insights HR Management HR Trends Workforce Featured

Could Your Employee Handbook Use A Little Sprucing Up?

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Those thick, dusty, cumbersome employee handbooks that your new hires don’t really want to crack open. Well, your people are becoming increasingly disenchanted with the idea of that employee handbook. I don’t want to throw out the employee handbook, however. I love books!

Go ahead and pull those old employee handbooks out of the trash!

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In place of the Lutheran Heritage “reasonably construe” standard, the Board established a new test: when evaluating a facially neutral policy, rule or handbook provision that, when reasonably interpreted, would potentially interfere with the exercise of NLRA rights, the Board will evaluate two things: (i) the nature and extent of the potential impact on NLRA rights, and (ii) legitimate justifications associated with the rule. Just be sure to wipe off the coffee grounds.

New Year’s Resolution for 2017: Stay classy at The Employer Handbook

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Starting tomorrow. Today, let’s talk about the employee who claimed sexual harassment because her male co-worker constantly stared at her with an erection — which she subsequently photographed and showed to other co-workers, and all of that morphed into a retaliation claim.

Is your employee handbook a contract of employment? Well, does it have a disclaimer?

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Employee handbooks come in all shapes and sizes. Is your handbook a contract of employment, or a compilation of discretionary policy statements? The answer depends on whether your handbook has a disclaimer telling employees that they are at-will and cannot rely on the handbook as a contract. Because the handbook lacked any disclaimer language, the court held that he could.