Labor Letter - May 2011

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In This Issue:

Arbitration Can Save Time and Money By James R. Holland II (Kansas City)

As American businesses slowly emerge from the worst downturn since the Great Depression, employers should steer clear of roadblocks that can undermine their progress.

One such roadblock is employment litigation. Growing numbers of employers are avoiding this roadblock by implementing policies that substitute an arbitration hearing for a courtroom trial. Arbitration generally is less costly and less time-consuming than a jury trial and can be more favorable to employers for a number of reasons.

While far from being a silver bullet, most employers would be well advised to at least consider implementing an effective arbitration policy.....

Writing An Employee Handbook Your Employees Will Read – And Heed Part 2 By D. Albert Brannen (Atlanta)

In Part 1 of this article (Labor Letter March, 2011) we looked at some of the important points to keep in mind when writing an employee handbook. In this conclusion, we’ll cover ten of the most important policies that should be included....

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