Handbook Revisions

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When was the last time you up-dated your Employee Handbook? Not only are state, federal and local laws changing rapidly, so too is the technology shaping how people work today. It’s essential for employers to be pro-active and stay ahead of changes while allowing employees controlled freedom to do their job. Finding this balance can be difficult. If you regularly review and revise existing policies/procedures and freshen up your Employee Handbook it will define employee expectations and desired behavior.

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When should you offer severance?

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The idea behind a severance agreement is that an employee agrees to take something of value to which he/she is not otherwise entitled. Paying severance is above and beyond what an employer is required to do. However, it is thought by most that a severance agreement that includes a full release of claims is the only way an employer can be reasonably sure it won’t be dealing with the terminated employee again. Of course…. this peace of mind comes with a price!   (more…)

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