Your employee handbook should be reviewed on an annual basis, and now’s the time to do it.
You may ask, why do I need to review the handbook?
D. Albert Brannen of Fisher & Phillips outlines, in this article, some excellent reasons for why your handbook should be reviewed and outlines 10 policies that should be included. (Here’s our list as well).
Of the many things to procrastinate on in early 2009, the handbook is not one of them. Diane Krebs, writing in the New York Law Journal, indicates that “todays environment has primed employees to sue.”
A terminated or laid-off employee is not going to find another job easily. And the time spent not working is time that employee will consider looking for an attorney, or learning more about other laid off employees who have won huge sums by suing their previous employer.