Need to Draft Employee Handbooks?

Avoid Employer and Employee Disputes with Proper Policies

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Our experienced employment law attorneys can develop, review, amend and update your employee handbook to ensure that it complies with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as well as all other state and federal laws. Employee handbooks address common issues in advance, and therefore may help prevent, or quickly resolve, disputes between a company and its employees.

To be effective, however, handbooks must be properly written and updated on a regular basis. This may be done annually, or when company policies and procedures or related laws change. As technology progresses, there will be more issues which may need to be addressed.

Does My Business Need Employee Manuals or Employee Handbooks?

It has become increasingly important to address company policies regarding privacy and the use of computers, including the internet, email and any other forms of electronic communication. Some businesses are also choosing to add policies on the use of social media such as blogs and social networking websites.

At KGG, our employment lawyers have nearly four decades of legal experience and have represented business rights for small businesses, large corporations and everything in between. For assistance creating or updating your business’s employee handbook, contact Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C.

How Can I Minimize or Avoid Employer and Employee Disputes?

A well-executed employee handbook will clearly establish company policies and procedures, employee rights as well as any applicable state and federal laws. It should be in easy to understand and written in specific language to leave no room for confusion or dispute.

Important topics to address in an employee handbook may include:

  • Discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Wage and hour laws
  • Overtime pay
  • Holiday pay
  • Severance pay
  • Sick days
  • Vacation
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Termination
  • Benefits
  • Intellectual property and trade secrets
  • Dress code
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

It is also important for your employee handbook to explain the grievance or complaint procedures. If an employee files a complaint or suit against the company, it is crucial that the company can demonstrate that it had a well-defined handbook in place.

Need an Employment Attorney for Business in NY or NJ?

Contact our employment lawyers today to let us assist you in creating an employee handbook to protect your interests. If an employee complaint should arise, we will work hard to resolve it. When necessary, our attorneys can provide aggressive litigation against employee actions.

Please call our office at 800-660-7843 to schedule an appointment. Messages left after business hours are returned promptly. We can also be reached by filling out a contact form on this site.