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Employee Handbooks

Employee Handbooks are reference manuals for new and current employees on the policies and procedures of a particular employer. A comprehensive employee handbooks outlines expectations and obligations for both... more +
Employee Handbooks are reference manuals for new and current employees on the policies and procedures of a particular employer. A comprehensive employee handbooks outlines expectations and obligations for both employees and employers and is an important part of effective human resource management. A proper handbook contains detailed information on non-disclosure and conflict of interest obligations, work schedules, employee compensation and benefits, anti-discrimination policies, and codes of conduct to name a few. less -

Does My Business Need an Employee Handbook?

While your business is not required to have an employee handbook, handbooks do offer many legal and non-legal benefits. A well-drafted and regularly updated employee handbook can provide employees and their supervisors...more

Wait....Does Your At-Will Disclaimer do its Very Important Job?

Human resource professionals and employment lawyers know the importance of an at-will disclaimer in employee handbooks and offer letters. These disclaimers have existed for years, and they are often glossed over because they...more

NLRB Establishes New Standard for Analyzing Employers' Policies

by Baker Donelson on

In a significant victory for employers, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a decision creating a new framework for evaluating workplace rules that implicate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). In...more

General Counsel Memorandum Maps New Direction for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On December 1, 2017, recently appointed General Counsel Peter B. Robb (“Robb”) of the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) issued a memorandum outlining the direction he intends to guide the prosecutorial arm of the...more

Ten Simple Steps to Avoid Employment Lawsuits

by Baker Donelson on

You're striving to operate as efficiently as possible to increase your company's competitive advantage and, ultimately, its profit margin. But then someone in the company steps on a legal landmine and you spend $50,000 to win...more

The Employment Law Authority - January/ February 2018

Between September 26, 2017, when for the first time in nearly a decade Republicans controlled the majority at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and December 16, 2017, when Chairman Philip Miscimarra’s term expired...more

National Labor Relations Act

A. The “New” National Labor Relations Board Decisions and Memos - As of this past fall, following confirmation of Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel as new members of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), that agency...more

Healthcare Employers Rejoice? Recent Shift In NLRB Decisions Impacts The Industry

by Fisher Phillips on

A new Republican majority took hold over the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at the end of 2017, leading to several significant labor decisions. Because the NLRB’s decisions and actions impact all industries, healthcare...more

All Handbooks On Deck

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

A little-noticed decision on Monday from the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit illustrates the profound difference in the way the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) under new General Counsel Peter B....more

Finding the Right Employee for Your Business

by Ruder Ware on

Originally published in The Business Leader. Employers today are struggling to fill vacant positions that are needed to meet customer needs. The struggle is a combination of finding potential employees with the skills...more

The Trump N.L.R.B. Gift Giving Season

Acting just days before the term of Chairman Phillip Miscimarra ended on December 16, the National Labor Relations Board issued four decisions overturning landmark cases expending employee and labor union protections. In a...more

The NLRB Rings in the New Year by Unringing a Few Bells

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Over the last month, we have seen a number of significant restorations of status quo antes. These have come in the form of reverting to earlier precedent, regulations, or guidance. Without further ado, we present some of the...more

Out With the Old, In With the New: Is This the “New” NLRB?

by Burr & Forman on

As you have likely seen by now, December was quite a busy month for the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”). The Board issued major decisions affecting employers, and Peter Robb, the new General Counsel for the Board...more

NLRB Issues Employer-Friendly Decision Regarding Employee Handbooks

by Reminger Co., LPA on

On December 14, 2017, in The Boeing Company, 365 NLRB 154 (2017), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) established a new standard for reviewing employee handbook provisions that allegedly restrict an employee’s rights...more

What Does New Employee Handbook Standard Mean?

by Ruder Ware on

Attorney Bob Reinertson wrote recently about a decision of the National Labor Relations Board that significantly changed how the NLRB will review workplace policies and employee handbooks to determine whether they are in...more

Web Exclusive December 2017: The Top 14 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017. December was no different,...more

More on the Trump NLRB and What it Means for Employers

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

In recent weeks we have commented on the spate of new pro-employer decisions from the National Labor Relations Board (the Board). These decisions, among others, have included: Boeing Co., 365 NLRB No. 154 (Dec. 14,...more

Workplace Civility Legal Again

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Rules mandating workplace civility and protection of confidential business information — recently the target of the National Labor Relations Board — are lawful again....more

Chris Lazarini Analyzes Enforceability of Arbitration Agreement in Employee Handbook

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini analyzed a court's decision finding an arbitration agreement is valid and enforceable even when located in an employee handbook containing a general disclaimer that the handbook is...more

II-25 – Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Employers in 2018

by Cozen O'Connor on

From federal agency changes to anticipated developments in sexual harassment, paid leave, overtime, and marijuana use, this episode of Employment Law Now provides ten issues that employers should resolve to understand in the...more

New Year, New NLRB

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

As we enter the New Year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is under new leadership and has begun returning the nation to a more balanced labor policy. The NLRB is responsible for enforcing the National Labor...more

NLRB Acts Swiftly to Overturn Multiple Pro-Labor Decisions From Obama Era

It did not take long for the National Labor Relations Board to act on the advice of its new general counsel and upset multiple precedents put in place by the prior majority Democratic board. In a series of 3-2 decisions, the...more

Republican Majority at NLRB Brings Important Pro-Employer Decisions

by Genova Burns LLC on

The recent, temporary Republican majority at the NLRB brought several important changes to Board decisions issued during the Obama Administration. In early December Republican appointees of President Trump briefly held a...more

Recent Changes From The National Labor Relations Board Favor Employers

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued several opinions reversing Obama-era precedent. These changes are all employer-favorable and reduce the risk an employer’s policies or activities will be deemed...more

“M,” “F,” Or “X”? Nonbinary Gender Designations In The Workplace

by Fisher Phillips on

You are probably familiar with the concept of transgender status and, even if you haven’t already addressed such a situation at your workplace, you probably have a rough idea of how you would handle a situation involving an...more

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