Employee Handbooks: What You Need To Know From A To Z

Law360, New York (April 20, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT) -- It goes without saying that informed employees are usually happy employees, and happy employees are less inclined to sue. A key method of reducing employee disputes is to ensure that all policies and guidelines are in writing and made available through a comprehensive employee handbook.

In addition to developing policies, employers must ensure that supervisors and managers follow them consistently, or risk providing a basis for a disparate treatment claim. At the same time, employers should not make any binding promises or contracts with employees in...
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