Clients are overwhelmed with government regulations in business operations and oftentimes overlook one important tool that can provide some insurance against many employee claims: the employment handbook. With the “welcome mat” that most courts give employees for just about any grievance against employers, the employment handbook can be a valuable defense shield against many of these lawsuits. When weighed against the significant dollars that a single employee lawsuit can cost, the employment handbook will seem like pennies. The employment handbook should incorporate the following provisions in order to provide a full defense shield for employers:

You can reduce employee claims by having the employment handbook, and by having all employees sign a receipt agreeing to the terms of employment. No aspect of running a business is easy, but you can make it easier for yourself in this way by proactively reducing the likelihood of a lawsuit and potentially saving your organization precious time, resources, and money. Contact Weiss LLP for further information.