Human Resources News & Insights

30 employee handbook do’s and don’ts from the NLRB

To help employers craft handbooks that don’t violate the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board has issued a compilation of rules it has found to be illegal — and rewritten them to illustrate how they can comply with the law.

Your employee handbook may be a contract — unless it says this …

If you don’t want your employee handbook to qualify as a contract in court, then here’s what it should say. 

Does your handbook say this … ? If so, it’s time for a rewrite

One federal agency continues to take the shredder to common, and seemingly harmless, employer policies. And this time, it may have made its most head-scratching move of them all. 

Recommended reading: Chamber of Commerce slams NLRB in new report

Finally, we’ve got it in writing: The National Labor Relations Board’s employee handbook guidelines defy logic.  

Employee handbooks: Is yours keeping pace with the times?

It’s an easy task to overlook. But keeping your employee manual up to date is crucial in today’s ever-shifting maze of workplace rules and regs.

Good news: NLRB finds employer’s at-will policy passes muster

By now, you’re sadly familiar with the National Labor Relations Board’s efforts to poke their nose into employee handbooks — probing company policies on such things as social media use, email and even your at-will statements. But the NLRB recently greenlighted a Washington State company’s at-will provisions, providing other firms with an example to follow. […] [MORE]

Updating your employee handbook: The essentials

It’s easy to overlook the importance of keeping the employee handbook current. Here’s a checklist you can use to make sure you’ve got all your bases covered.

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NLRB takes aim at your handbook’s ‘at-will’ clause

It’s not just social media policies that are drawing the attention of the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB’s also focusing on the “at will” clause contained in many company handbooks.

Does your handbook cover these 10 critical areas?

How long’s it been since you reviewed your employee handbook?