So, it is time to update your employee handbook–which means you have your work cut out for you. While we do not recommend updating your employee handbook on your own, we do want to caution you of some common things that go unnoticed in employee handbook updates.
When updating your employee handbook, keep an eye out for these important areas that may require modification:
- Social Media – Social media use in the workplace is a hot topic among policymakers. Whether you are hiring a service to help with your employee handbook draft or you are writing up your handbook on your own, you need to be clear about social media policies.
- Sexual Harassment – Surely your employee handbook already has clear a policy about sexual harassment, but does your handbook outline when/how to report sexual harassment? This is an area that is often overlooked and requires review.
- Parental Leave – Parental leave can be a controversial topic. From questions of how long is too long and should fathers be requested parental leave, your employee handbook should clearly state your policy. When updating your handbook you need to ensure that your policies are in line with parental leave laws.
At Approved Mediation we draft and implement employee handbook policies for businesses in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, FL, Miami, Boca Raton, Broward, Coral Springs, and the surrounding areas. Understanding that your employee handbook is essential for keeping your employees informed and in line with your company policy, we provide your business with invaluable protection. As the foundation on which your business is built, we take policy creation and implementation seriously.
Led by conflict manager Lori Adelson, Esq., who has over two decades of experience serving businesses with mediation and legal services, we have a proven track record of successful conflict management and employee handbook drafting and implementation. Contact us today to learn more!