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Human Resource Guidebook

The purpose of this Human Resources Guidebook is to provide general information and sample policies to our visitors regarding human resources and personnel issues that frequently arise in the workplace.

The following topics are covered:

  • Employee Handbooks: an introduction
  • Employee Handbooks: legal considerations
  • Best Human Resources Practices
  • Employee Benefits
  • Union Avoidance
  • Human Resource Disaster Planning
  • Workforce Wellness Toolkit

We hope you find it useful, but please read our disclaimer!

INTRODUCTION - EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS

1.  Keys to Writing a Human Resources Manual
2.  Preparing a Human Resources Manual
3.  How to Start Writing a Human Resources Manual
4.  Sample Employee Handbook Disclaimer
5.  Why a Company Should Have an Employee Handbook Learning the Pros and Cons
6.  Establishing What the Handbook Should Accomplish
7.  Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Drafting Handbooks

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS - EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS

1.  Introduction to Legal Considerations for Employee Manuals
2.  Equal Employment Opportunity

3.  Sexual Harassment
4.  Sexual Harassment Investigation

5.  Americans with Disabilities Act Title I
6.  The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

7.  Workplace Violence

8.  Employment At Will
9.  Workplace Privacy and Confidentiality

10.  Record Keeping Requirements
11.  Wage and Hour Laws

BEST HUMAN RESOURCES PRACTICES

1.  Current Trends Influencing Recruitment and Retention Efforts
2.  Workforce Planning
3.  Recruiting and Retention Strategies
4.  Preparing to Recruit

5. Other Policy Considerations

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

1.  Government Mandated Benefits
2.  Workers Compensation Insurance
3.  Unemployment Compensation
4.  COBRA
5.  Family and Medical Leave Act
6.  Leaves and Holidays
7.  Employee Assistance Programs

8.  Educational Assistance
9.  USERRA Military Leave

UNION AVOIDANCE

1.  Union Avoidance

HR DISASTER PLANNING GUIDE

1. Preparing For Emergencies Introduction

2. Getting Started: Emergency Management Considerations

3. Emergency Response Procedures
4. Supplies Equipment and Resources

WORKPLACE WELLNESS TOOLKIT

1. Executive Summary: Workplace Wellness
2. Making the Case: Workplace Wellness
3. Steps to Get Started: Workplace Wellness
4. Assessment: Workplace Wellness
5. Health Education: Workplace Wellness
6. Physical Activity: Workplace Wellness
7. Healthful Eating: Workplace Wellness
8. Worksite Environment: Workplace Wellness
9. Smoke free Workplace: Workplace Wellness
10. Stress Management: Workplace Wellness
11. Liability: Workplace Wellness
12. National Health Observances: Workplace Wellness

Littler Mendelson, P.C. | California | California Court of Appeal Issues Expansive Expense Reimbursement Ruling (August 27, 2014)

Franczek Radelet P.C | Illinois | Employer Must Defend Against A Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Not Monitoring Employee Computer Use (August 25, 2014)

Littler Mendelson, P.C. | Colorado | Major Changes to Colorado Discrimination Law Will Negatively Impact Employers Large and Small (May 24, 2013)

Littler Mendelson, P.C. | Maryland | Maryland Employers Can Be Liable for up to Treble Damages for Misclassification "Overtime Pay" Claims Under State Law (August 18, 2014)

Ogletree Deakins | Massachusetts | Massachusetts Legislature Fails to Pass Bill to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt the UTSA (August 18, 2014)

Shaw Valenza LLP | California | CA Governor Signs Two Wage-Hour Bills (August 20, 2014)

Littler Mendelson, P.C. | California | California Repeals 60-Day Limit on Health Insurance Waiting Periods (August 22, 2014)

Littler Mendelson, P.C. | New York | Final Rules Adopted Clarifying Employers’ Obligations under the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (August 25, 2014)

Littler Mendelson, P.C. | D.C. | Private Sector Employers in the District of Columbia Will Soon Be Required to Comply with a New Law Restricting Their Ability to Rely on Criminal Records for Employment Purposes (August 25, 2014)

Littler Mendelson, P.C. | California | California Employers Catch a Break From Unmanageable Wage and Hour Class Actions (August 26, 2014)