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Your employee handbook: Helpful teacher … and scary betrayer

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"When you have a handbook that overstates, overpromises or misleads, that's when an employer is going to get in trouble." – from Employee Handbooks: Required Changes for 2015 and the 12 Most Common Mistakes

Somewhere out there, there's someone very unhappy that he either didn't get the job he sought from you, or left on terms he didn't get to dictate. Realizing there's so little downside to suing an employer, he'll soon identify one place he can cynically mine for loopholes that he and his lawyer can use to slam you. That place is your employee handbook.

"You may think the NLRB doesn't examine non-union workplaces, but you would be wrong," Anniken Davenport, Esq. told webinar attendees in March. "Judges are slicing and dicing employee handbook language, comparing it with what managers and supervisors are actually doing." The audience learned that there's a subtle skill to being just vague enough with that language to cover y...(register to read more)

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