Employee Handbook Workshop. Presented by: Pat Collins Annmarie Simeone Keith McDonald. Please help yourself to food and drinks Please let us know if the room temperature is too hot or cold Bathrooms are located past the reception desk on the right Please turn OFF your cell phones
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Please let us know if the roomtemperature is too hot or cold
Bathrooms are located past the reception desk on the right
Please turn OFF your cell phones
Please complete and returnsurveys at the end of the seminar
(“You will receive an Annual performance review”)
(“Generally we attempt to review your performance on an annual basis”)
Eliminate any language that might be perceived as creating rights contrary to employment at will
USE OF THE CATCHALL PHRASE
“. . . unless otherwise required by state law.”
Family Leave, Disability Leave and Workers Compensation
FMLA – Heavy paperwork, 12 weeks of leave
ADA – Providing more leave may be “reasonable accommodation”
COMP – Anti- retaliation
Don’t commit to a policy that can’t be enforced
Avoid language which unduly limits discretion
Policy should clearly state:
Presented by:Annmarie Simeone
Policy Must Haves
The beginning At-Will Disclaimer and General
The end Acknowledgement of Receipt
(Employee Copy and Employer
e.g., Supervisor, HR, Hotline, anonymous reporting, dedicated website
Some topics that are must haves, include
Planning, Customizing and Distributing Your Employee Handbook
Presented by:Keith McDonald
By signing this form, I acknowledge that I have received a copy of the Company’s Employee Handbook. I understand that it contains important information about the Company’s policies, that I am expected to read the Handbook and familiarize myself with its contents, and that the policies in the Handbook apply to me. I understand that nothing in the Handbook constitutes a contract or promise of continued employment and that the company may change the policies in the Handbook at any time.
I acknowledge that my employment is at will. I understand that I have the right to end the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, with or without notice, with or without cause, and that the Company has that same right. I acknowledge that neither the Company nor I have entered into an employment agreement for a specified period of time.
Signed _________________________ Date _____________________
Thank you for coming!