Q. We’re a small company and have never had an employee handbook. Why should we have one?
A. Handbooks are not required by law. However, they are a good place to record your harassment/EEO policy, (if you have at least 50 employees, you are covered by ), and general employment policies such as at-will employment.
Handbook provisions can be enforceable as contracts, so make sure the terms are clear enough that a third party could determine what they mean, and then make sure you comply with them.
- Courts look at unpaid, off-the-clock work when tallying 1,250-hour FMLA threshold
- How do we accommodate an employee's obvious disability tactfully and legally?
- If FMLA is issue, log time of firing decision
- Make sure employees understand the method you use to calculate FMLA leave
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