Updating employee handbook
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Often, companies establish an Employee Handbook and then never revisit it.
In 2009, Netflix publicly released a presentation entitled Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility that described their movement away from a company culture based on command and control and towards one centered around freedom and responsibility.Further, some laws now protect workers who are family members or associated with individuals in a protected class.Reasonable Accommodation Speaking during an Xpert HR webinar on employee handbooks, Littler attorneys Chris Cobey and Jill Lowell stressed the importance of updating handbooks with the latest reasonable accommodation requirements based on pregnancy, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, and any other protected categories under federal, state and local laws.Reasonable accommodation policies should also set forth the process for requesting such an accommodation and the circumstances under which an accommodation may be provided.Employee Leave Employee handbooks should reflect the latest leave laws such as paid sick leave, safe leave, organ donor leave, or leave to serve in the military or National Guard.If your city/state’s minimum wage laws have changed, you should accurately reflect changes in your employee handbook.
The mainstream news generally covers these updates so the awareness is present, but the actual update to the handbook is overlooked. require employers to offer paid sick leave, each with their own unique employee eligibility and hour accrual rates.
It is recommended that handbooks be updated regularly as laws and regulations change.
New employees are often required to sign an acknowledgement form stating they have received, read and understand the information within the employee handbook and accept its terms.
With 2017 around the corner, it’s time to review and update your employee handbook, if you haven’t already done so, to ensure it is legally compliant and reflects the latest developments affecting HR.
There are a number of significant legal changes, especially on the state and local levels, that have or will have a substantial impact on workplace policies.
Under recently-released EEOC guidance, employers may also be required to provide leave as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if it would not create an undue hardship.