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Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook

  • ID: 650980
  • January 2006
  • Region: United States
  • 42 Pages
  • Business Management Daily

When your employees throw the book at you, it will be the book you wrote!

Is your employee handbook an open invitation to sue you? With Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook you will fix the 10 disastrous mistakes found in almost every employee handbook and protect against today's newest trends in litigation. You'll avoid the "cookie-cutter" trap and the policy-procedure blur, and secure enough wiggle room so you don't get pinned down in court. Stop wondering about how you might be vulnerable--order Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook today and get the ambiguous clauses out and the solid protection in.

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1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Protect Your At-Will Status
Always Insert Disclaimers
Audit Your Handbook
The 10 Most Common Mistakes

2. HAZARDOUS MATERIAL?
Consider the Jury
Handbooks As Exhibit A
A Dangerous Book

3. A LOOK AT THE LAW
The At-Will Doctrine
Chipping Away
Your Handbook and the Union
Disclaimers and Receipts
What the Courts Consider

4. MOST COMMON MISTAKES MADE BY EMPLOYERS
Using Form Handbooks
Meshing Policies and Procedures
Including a Probationary Period
Being Too Specific
Inconsistency With Other Documents
No Disclaimer, or Not Enough in the Right Places
Sabotaging Disclaimers by What You Do or Say
Not Adapting the Handbook for Each State's Laws
Failure to Update Frequently for Changing Laws
Being Unrealistic

5. AUDITING YOUR HANDBOOK
Where to Start
A Checklist of Topics
What Not to Include
Outsourcing Your Handbook
Binding Your Handbook
Use Plain English
Presenting Your Handbook
One Company's Story

6. RECENT COURT RULINGS
Circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals
Handbooks As Contracts
Oral Promises
Grounds for Termination
Arbitration Clause
Just Cause
Disclaimers
Changing the Handbook
Other Terms in Handbooks

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