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Laura Black

Q: As an employer, how important is it to have an employee handbook?

A: Very important. Having an updated, in-force, employee handbook helps to establish mutual expectations for employee and employer - a key to avoiding employment disputes. A good employee handbook can provide employers with legal protection by re-enforcing at-will employment relationships, disseminating information required by law, providing defenses to certain discrimination claims, or establishing compliance with employment laws.

In order for an employee handbook to be effective, it must be current, consistent with the law, read and acknowledged by employees, and uniformly enforced. Ideally, employers will have an employee handbook that is tailor-made for their business, which makes it easy to follow and enforce.

The attorneys at Lukins & Annis, P.S. can assist you with the legal issues surrounding the employer-employee relationship.

Laura Black is an attorney with the law firm of Lukins & Annis, P.S., where her practice includes employment consultation, labor and employment litigation, and business and commerical litigation.

Published in the Journal of Business March 2015

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