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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

Jackson Lewis P.C. | Washington | Washington Enacts Healthy Starts Act: New Workplace Accommodation Protections for Pregnant Employees (September 11, 2017)

FordHarrison LLP | Florida | Non-Compete News - Florida Supreme Court Holds Referral Sources Are Legitimate Business Interests Under Florida's Non-Compete Statute (September 18, 2017)

Littler Mendelson, P.C. | New York | New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law Deadline for Employers to Apply for Approval as a Self-Insured Employer Rapidly Approaching (September 13, 2017)

FordHarrison LLP | New York | The 2nd Department Rejects NYSDOL's "13 Hours Rule" For 24-Hour Shift Workers (September 17, 2017)

Fisher Phillips | California | The End is Near! – Follow These Labor and Employment Bills as the California Legislative Year Wraps Up (September 06, 2017)

Jackson Lewis P.C. | California | California on Brink of Further Expansion of Fair Pay Protections (September 15, 2017)

Ogletree Deakins | California | San Diego Enacts Pay Equity Ordinance for City Contractors (September 14, 2017)

Goldberg Segalla LLP | Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania Courts Continue to Extend Theories of Liability in Nursing Home Malpractice Cases (August 31, 2017)

Jackson Lewis P.C. | North Carolina | North Carolina’s New Employee Misclassification Law: What Will Be the Practical Effect? (September 04, 2017)

Littler Mendelson, P.C. | New York | Another New York State Appellate Court Finds 24-Hour Non-Residential Home Care Attendants Must be Paid for Sleep and Meal Periods (September 17, 2017)