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059: Are Employee Handbooks a Trap?

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Have you ever wondered what's the lifeblood of your company's internal legal framework? Let me share a piece of advice: never underestimate the power of a well-constructed employee handbook. On today's episode, we walk you through the ins and outs of these vital documents, exploring their role in fostering a culture of consistency and adherence to employment law. We dissect real-world court cases and the legal intricacies that can make or break your company's policies on vacation time and salary-based pay.

Now, crafting an employee handbook might seem straightforward – until you find yourself trapped by your own policies or worse, legal snares you never saw coming. We’ll help you navigate the risky waters of DIY handbooks and borrowed policies, revealing why these shortcuts can lead to long-term headaches. Through engaging stories and cautionary tales, you'll learn why personalizing your handbook with professional legal counsel isn't just smart – it's a business imperative. And trust me, a Google search won't cut it regarding the nuanced laws that vary by employee headcount and industry specifics.

In this episode, you will hear:
  • Deducting PTO for low productivity
  • The importance of handbooks in compliance
  • The importance of proper employee handbooks
  • The pitfalls of googling legal advice
  • Importance of proper employee handbooks
Resources from this Episode

The Wannos Law Firm: https://www.wannoslaw.com/

Employment Law Courses: https://www.karlywannos.com/employment-courses

Legal Workshops

Connect with Karly Wannos

Follow Karly on Facebook, [https://www.facebook.com/Karly-Wannos-103354468305465] Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/karlywannos] and Linkedin [www.linkedin.com/in/karlywannos]

Sign up for my Newsletter on employment law and management topics [www.karlywannos.com/newsletter]

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Episode Credits:

If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know we sent you.

The copyright and intellectual property for The Employment Experience and this post are owned exclusively by Karly Wannos, LLC.

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Have you ever wondered what's the lifeblood of your company's internal legal framework? Let me share a piece of advice: never underestimate the power of a well-constructed employee handbook. On today's episode, we walk you through the ins and outs of these vital documents, exploring their role in fostering a culture of consistency and adherence to employment law. We dissect real-world court cases and the legal intricacies that can make or break your company's policies on vacation time and salary-based pay.

Now, crafting an employee handbook might seem straightforward – until you find yourself trapped by your own policies or worse, legal snares you never saw coming. We’ll help you navigate the risky waters of DIY handbooks and borrowed policies, revealing why these shortcuts can lead to long-term headaches. Through engaging stories and cautionary tales, you'll learn why personalizing your handbook with professional legal counsel isn't just smart – it's a business imperative. And trust me, a Google search won't cut it regarding the nuanced laws that vary by employee headcount and industry specifics.

In this episode, you will hear:
  • Deducting PTO for low productivity
  • The importance of handbooks in compliance
  • The importance of proper employee handbooks
  • The pitfalls of googling legal advice
  • Importance of proper employee handbooks
Resources from this Episode

The Wannos Law Firm: https://www.wannoslaw.com/

Employment Law Courses: https://www.karlywannos.com/employment-courses

Legal Workshops

Connect with Karly Wannos

Follow Karly on Facebook, [https://www.facebook.com/Karly-Wannos-103354468305465] Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/karlywannos] and Linkedin [www.linkedin.com/in/karlywannos]

Sign up for my Newsletter on employment law and management topics [www.karlywannos.com/newsletter]

Follow and Review:

We’d love for you to follow us if you haven’t yet. Click that purple '+' in the top right corner of your Apple Podcasts app. We’d love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast.

Episode Credits:

If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know we sent you.

The copyright and intellectual property for The Employment Experience and this post are owned exclusively by Karly Wannos, LLC.

  continue reading

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