Ask Nancy: Are there disadvantages to having an Employee Handbook?

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In the last issue of “Ask Nancy” we dealt with the benefits of companies employing the use of employee handbooks. Generally speaking, employers land on the side of utilizing handbooks to establish policies and procedures and reduce the chances of unintentional discriminatory or illegal behavior. The disadvantages to having a handbook, however, include the threat… Read more »

Ask Nancy: Do I really need to use an Employee Handbook?

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Employee handbooks have been an area of controversy for quite some time among HR Professionals. Should your company have a handbook that possibly places you in situations loaded with liabilities because no policy manual can be without implied contracts; or should you have a written set of policies and procedures to diminish your overall risk?… Read more »