Properly Writing an Employee Handbook
At Williams, Kratcoski & Can, our experienced Ohio employment law attorneys are prepared to help you with every facet of business operations, including drafting and reviewing employee handbooks. Our firm offers comprehensive, reliable legal advice to employers of all sizes.
Rights and Responsibilities
Many Ohio employers distribute employee handbooks to new hires. Generally, this handbook defines the rights and responsibilities of the employer and employee. Employee handbooks may provide details regarding accruing vacation time, disciplinary procedures and the workplace’s sexual harassment policy. Depending on the size of the company and the number of people it employs, state and federal laws may stipulate that other information is required to be disclosed as well. For instance, companies that employ 50 or more people are required to disclose employee rights under the federal Family Medical Leave Act or FMLA.
Regardless of your company’s size, it is always worthwhile to have your employee handbook reviewed by qualified Ohio business lawyers so that your handbook complies with all state and federal laws. The language utilized in the creation of their employee handbook is extremely important due to the fact that it often defines the relationship between employer and employee. Too many employers are careless with their phrasing in these documents, which leaves them vulnerable when an all but inevitable legal dispute with a worker eventually arises. The attorneys at Williams, Kratcoski & Can LLC can protect your interests while also preserving the rights of workers.
Get Advice Today
Contact Williams, Kratcoski & Can today to learn more about legal requirements for employment handbooks in Ohio. We’ll protect your business and your employees with a review of your current manual or by drafting a new or updated version.