Tag: Employee Handbook

Q: We have employees in multiple states. What guidance can you provide on meeting state-specific regulations under one sick leave policy? A: As with other state-specific laws that differ from state to state, you may — as long as compliant in all states — offer a paid sick leave policy based on the most employee-generous…

Question: If we have a substantial number of Latino employees, are we required to provide our employee handbook in Spanish? Answer: While providing an employee handbook in additional languages – or having an employee handbook at all – is not a requirement, it is a best practice if a significant portion of your workforce is…

Gary Wheeler, partner at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, a well-respected national employment law firm and legal partner to ThinkHR, explains five mistakes he sees frequently in his clients’ employee handbooks. It’s too long, inconsistent, or redundant. Like with your house, when you live with an employee handbook for a while, you collect things…

Nestor Barrero, senior counsel at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, a well-respected national employment law firm and legal partner to ThinkHR, summarizes 10 must-have policies for your employee handbook. At-will employment: You can destroy the at-will employment relationship through promises made in an employee handbook. Including this policy reinforces the at-will nature of employment….

By Rick Montgomery, JD, Senior Legal Editor for ThinkHR Corporation Most employers understand the basic need to establish effective policies and procedures in order to keep their organizations running smoothly and efficiently. However, it is troubling that many of these same employers don’t feel it necessary to memorialize such policies and procedures in an employee…