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3 Reasons To Revise Your Policy Manual

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Every business should have a comprehensive policy manual available for all employees. The challenge  is keeping it up-to-date.

 

[This post was previously published in July 2017. It has been updated and revised to provide the most up-to-date information.]

An organization's policy manual, assuming they have one, is often referred to as their "policies and procedures" manual. This can be a bit misleading, however, as a true policy manual or employee handbook should really only document an organization's policies.

Their procedures should be housed in a separate document, or documents.

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Topics: HR best practices, policies and procedures, HR compliance, labor law compliance, policy manuals

3 Policy Handbook Best Practices For HR Management

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Dec 10, 2019 12:55:00 PM

A policy, or employee, handbook is a vital tool and resource for any business. But creating one can be a challenge.

 

[This article was originally published in December 2017. It has been substantially revised and updated to reflect current information and trends.]

According to several HR experts, most small businesses do not have a written policy manual or employee handbook, an employee orientation process, or even a proper and documented termination procedure.

Yet all of these tools and processes can be the first line of legal defense to avoid costly employee lawsuits.

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Topics: policies and procedures, HR compliance, labor law compliance, employee onboarding, policy manuals, handbook

Meeting Management Best Practices

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jul 29, 2019 4:30:49 PM

Every business requires the juggling of a myriad of processes and procedures, but managing meetings is often an overlooked necessity. Frequent meetings tend to be a cornerstone of business life, but in too many instances, they can be too frequent, have little substance and waste too much time.

 

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Topics: policies and procedures, company culture, employee engagement, management practices, meeting management

California Employers And Employee Privacy Rights At Work

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 16, 2019 7:16:03 AM

What employees did at work was once mostly work-related. Today, the Internet and social media can blur the lines between private information and work.

 

A recent employee lawsuit serves to highlight this "blurring" of privacy rights boundaries for employers and their workers. While employers certainly have a right to determine what activities are permitted in their workplace, employees also have rights to privacy. The problems arise when employers are alleged to have violated those privacy rights when enforcing company policy.

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Topics: policies and procedures, employee lawsuits, privacy issues, company culture, social media

Employers And Political Activity In The Workplace

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 7, 2019 1:57:09 PM

Political expression has always been part of the workplace and addressing employee's political behavior at work has always been a challenge. And it's only gotten harder.

 

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Topics: policies and procedures, california labor law, policy manuals, social media, NLRA

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