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Tips to Creating an Unbeatable Employee Handbook

The best defense is to think ahead. Nobody actually wants to be involved in any kind of business litigation, except maybe us, so the best thing to do to avoid future lawsuits from employees is to create a policy handbook that covers you for as much as possible. In the event that any employee tries to take legal action against you or your business, a thorough employee handbook can provide a strong defense. Here are some tips for building that impenetrable fortress. Use lots of disclaimers – Some important ones to include are things like “all employees hired on ‘at will’ basis” and “This handbook is not a contract.” Disclaimers act as the first line of defense. So inserting phrases that specifically say that the employee is “at will” and can be fired at any time for any reason is important. Do not use a cookie cutter handbook – No,…
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