Having plans and policies on how to handle employment issues is one step towards protecting a business from unnecessary exposure and risk. Another step is communicating business plans and policies to employees in an understandable manner. Having an updated and legally accurate employee handbook is on effective and efficient way to complete these steps.
Not only does a well-written employee handbook provide employees with clear and comprehensive policies, it can also potentially help to shield a business from liability in lawsuits, including discrimination claims. Crafting an effective handbook, however, is not a simple task given how the laws that govern employee policies vary across states and for businesses of different sizes or in different markets.
Bell Nunnally attorneys have experience drafting, revising, updating and advising on employee handbooks and policies for business of all sizes and markets. We work with business owners, human resources professionals and other company representatives to draft custom employee handbooks that are appropriate for each business and comply with the latest laws and regulations. Our attorneys also monitor changes to the applicable laws and regulations and send out alerts when a change in policy is necessary.
If a business already has an effective employee handbook, but is considering making changes to any of its policies and wants advice on whether the changes are permissible, Bell Nunnally attorneys can help.