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Drafting and revising employment handbooks

Kurt H. Decker

Drafting and revising employment handbooks

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Published by Wiley Law Publications in New York .
Written in English

  • United States.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Labor laws and legislation -- United States.,
    • Employees -- Dismissal of -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Labor contract -- United States.,
    • Employee handbooks -- United States -- Authorship.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementKurt H. Decker, H. Thomas Felix II.
      SeriesEmployment law library
      ContributionsFelix, H. Thomas.
      LC ClassificationsKF3457 .D43 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxvi, 429 p. ;
      Number of Pages429
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1863525M
      ISBN 100471542938
      LC Control Number90021336

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handbooks can be minimized through good drafting. What fol-lows is an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of Drafting an Effective Employee Handbook an employer can prospectively modify policies by revising the employee handbook or merely informing employees of the change.

Note that. As noted at the outset of this article, several employment laws have been passed during the last few years, which may require changes in older employee handbooks.

For example, Codes of Good Practice issued in terms of the Labour Relations Act and Basic Conditions of Employment Act require employers to set forth their Disciplinary and Harassment. Florida Employer Handbook Drafting. Regardless of size, every employer should consider having an employee Employee Handbook is a document outlining the employer’s policies with regard to issues like working hours, rest breaks, vacation time, and expectations for workplace conduct.

An employee handbook is an important tool that employers use to communicate with employees about important workplace issues and can serve as an excellent defense to claims. While many employers have handbooks, the creation of a handbook is too often seen as a one-time event, as opposed to an ongoing process.

Employee handbooks are important for the day-to-day interactions of a business. The paralegal plays a key role in making sure that all critical elements are in order.

This essential guide will walk you through the components that need to be included with drafting tips and sample wording for important, must-have policies. Creating Your Flight Plan: Drafting Effective Employee Handbooks • Supplement verbal explanations of company rules and • Complete, accurate and standardized information for all employees Employee Handbooks.

2 Potential Problems With Handbooks Problems Include: • Handbooks may create a contract that defines contract for employment File Size: KB. A well-crafted employee handbook encompasses virtually the entire range of legal issues arising in the workplace.

Because every business has its own particular culture, values, and personnel practices, no single set of inclusions will suffice for all company handbooks. It's often up to attorneys to draft an employee handbook that will meet a business' unique needs.

Employee handbooks are addressed to employees and should communicate in clear and direct terms only the more fundamental policies that govern the. Washington cases teach many lessons which should inform the drafting, reviewing or revising of a handbook.

To name a few, Regularly review and update handbooks. When drafting handbooks, make sure disclaimers are conspicuous and adequate. To ensure an at-will disclaimer is conspicuous, place it in its own paragraph on the first page of the handbook.

Kurt H. Decker has 34 books on Goodreads with 5 ratings. Kurt H. Decker’s most popular book is Covenants Not to Compete Volume 1. Document Drafting Handbook Incorporation by Reference Handbook Document Drafting Handbook (DDH) The DDH gives Federal agencies guidance and examples for drafting Federal Register documents.

This guidance explains how to follow the submission, format, and editorial requirements established in 44 U.S.C. chapter 15 (the Federal Register Act) and 1 CFR chapter I. Employee Handbooks: Revising or Developing HR Competencies Communication Human resources staff, managers, and employees interested in learning the process of revising or developing a handbook.

Facilitator. Employment Law Date: 11/30/ What is the Document Drafting Handbook (DDH). The DDH gives Federal agencies guidance and examples for drafting.

Federal Register. documents. This guidance explains how to follow the submission, format, and editorial requirements established in. 44 U.S.C. chapter 15 (the Federal Register Act) and. 1 CFR chapter I. Follow Kurt H. Decker and explore their bibliography from 's Kurt H.

Decker Author Page. A well-drafted employee handbook reduces legal risks and clearly communicates the company’s rules and policies. However, poorly drafted policies can undo the benefits of a handbook and, even. There are also many employers with non-compliant or incomplete employee handbooks.

That presents many potential pitfalls that could leave an employer exposed in critical areas of compliance. Audit cases teach many lessons that should influence the drafting, reviewing, or revising of a handbook. Below are a few best practices. The success of an employee handbook hinges on what you include and how you word policies.

The first rule for writing a winning playbook is that it must be written in. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; 2.

The Equal Pay Act of (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination; 3. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of. Drafting, Revising, and Editing How to Get the Dead Dogs and Leaning Chocolate Cakes out of Your Paper Genya Erling Trish O’Kane.

Introduction. You can think of writing like baking a chocolate cake except that you are going to bake three or four chocolate cakes. Employee Handbooks Effectively Communicate Work Rules But Have Drawbacks Filed under Office & HR.

An employee handbook compiling your work workplace rules is a great way to communicate work policies to employees, However, it's extremely important to follow certain guidelines when creating a handbook in order to avoid inadvertently creating an.

Importance of carefully drafting handbooks Advantages and disadvantages of handbooks Format of handbooks Key provisions in employee handbooks and special issues for multi-state employers Legal considerations NLRB issues Wage and hour considerations Contractual rights and contractual liability 5.

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Our New Jersey Employment Lawyers can assist you and your company with the drafting of your employee handbook, policies and other corporate documents. You may not be aware that New Jersey Employment Law requires that you have a well-publicized and enforced policy regarding harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the.

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The Top 3 Guidelines for Writing and Revising Your Employee Handbook Virtually all employers have written employment policies. Well written job descriptions, employee handbooks and other employment policies and practices serve many important purposes, from establishing clear guidelines for all to follow, to minimizing the risk of litigation.

Not complying with current law can be expensive in today’s legal climate and businesses should review their employee handbooks and employment-related policies to make sure they are up to date. More importantly, employers should draft their handbooks so employees actually read and follow the policies.

First and foremost, employers should consider their employee handbooks. Revising or drafting policies is generally authorized by the chief staff executive or board of directors that designates a staff person or special task force to lead the project.

Some nonprofits have standing personnel or human resource committees charged with responsibility for the project. Compare current practices to the written policies.

Municipalities adopting new Handbooks or revising old ones will have to repeal any previous Handbooks that were ad-opted by ordinance and pass, by a majority vote of the council, the new or revised Personnel Handbook.

If a new or revised. Creating Employee Handbooks in line with UK employment law. Whilst it is not yet a requirement under UK employment law to frame your firm's terms of employment in an Employee Handbook, the provision of such a document to all workers can be considered best practice.

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your company’s employment policies that apply to your employees and the rules that they need to follow. > It also provides to your employees assurances from you that they can rely on.

> As such, handbooks are a guide for both employees and management. It should tell employees what you expect of them and what they can expect of you. Creating an Effective Employee Handbook for Your Nonprofit Employers often use handbooks and manuals to inform employees of their employment policies and to enforce their at-will policies.

Although no express employment contract exists, courts have held that handbooks and manuals can be implied contracts if the language creates an impression.

CHAPTER 3 Drafting and Revising In the WRITING PROCESS, drafting and revising come after PLANNING and SHAPING (Chapter 2).Drafting means you get ideas onto paper or into a computer file in sentences and paragraphs. In everyday conversation, people use the word writing to talk about drafting, but writing is too broad a term Size: KB.

Employee Handbooks: Expert Advice on Policies and Procedures. The law requires employers to provide employees with key pieces of information about their employment in writing within two months of them starting work.

There are several provisions that just about all employee handbooks should include. Let’s simply cover the top five. There are certainly numerous other important provisions to include in an employee handbook, but these five are critical and provide important protections for employers (both nonprofit and for-profit).

and revising policies when applicable. This person might also act as a liaison to the attorney who reviews both the policy manual in its entirety and any future updates. Step 2: Choose which policies to include. Review the book and decide which policies apply to your office.

The checklist in this chapter is a helpful.Need Help Drafting an Employee Handbook? Date: J employment-at-will statement, anti-harassment policy, company dress code and attendance policy, and describes what benefits they can expect from your company.

All new employee handbooks should be reviewed by an attorney in your state to ensure compliance with federal and state.General employment: Talk about any employee referral programs that you might offer, as well as topics such as how and when you post new jobs, termination and resignation policies.

Benefits and leave: Lay out the details of the benefits your full .