Essential Topics in Employee Handbooks

  • October 04, 2011

HR Law 101: Your employee handbook should include statements on these topics: a welcoming letter from the CEO, rules and procedures, your employment policies,...

Can we ban personal cell phones at work?

  • August 17, 2011

Q. Almost all our employees carry personal cell phones and seem to be calling or texting during work hours. Can we require them to put their phones in their lockers at...

Jury Duty

  • August 16, 2011

Jury duty is a necessary and important civic service, and employers must have jury duty policies that delineate how they will handle such service. Both federal and...

How to draft a bullet-proof employee handbook

  • June 02, 2011

An employee handbook can be the foundation of employee performance and a shield against lawsuits, or it can be a ticking time bomb that confuses employees and strips...

Can we make employee cover up her tattoos?

  • March 25, 2011

Q. One of our employees has tattoos on her upper arms. She usually wears long sleeves, but summer is coming. Can we require her to cover the tattoos? We don’t...

Set up systems to prevent employee sabotage

  • January 13, 2011

Employees often have legitimate reasons for accusing their employers of retaliation. But sometimes, employees themselves retaliate against a company, either out of...

Can we address tattoos in our dress code?

  • May 18, 2010

We don't say anywhere that employees can't have tattoos, but our president (we're a bank) wants to implement a policy. Is it OK to put in our dress code that all tattoos...