Out with the Old, Outdated (Handbook) and in with the New

Out with the Old, Outdated (Handbook) and in with the New

  • On January 12, 2017

As we begin a new year, take a moment to consider when you last reviewed/revised your employee handbook.  If you can’t recall when or it has been two or more years, it is probably time to update it.  In March of 2015, an NLRB memo came out regarding Section 7 rights under the National Labor Relations Act which have an impact on numerous handbook policies that affect non-union employers.

Also, consider any federal, state, and local law changes that may have impacted your business during this time.  Many cities have enacted Paid Sick Leave regulations with which your organization may need to comply.  Also, are there any policies that have changed or need to be added since the last handbook edition?  The employee handbook should be written in easy to understand language and your practices should be consistent with what is written in the employee handbook.

Read more about common handbook mistakes here.

As a reminder, Kistler Tiffany Benefits partners with HR Workplace Services, which offers a complimentary review of our clients’ current handbooks. For more information, contact your Kistler Tiffany Benefits’ Employee Benefits Consultant.

By Maria Peterson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP