What new laws have come into effect that should be reflected in my employee handbook?
The New Year is a time to make goals and set new standards. For business owners, the New Year can represent a chance for a fresh start and a time to herald in needed changes. If you are a business owner who does not have an employee handbook or
Those Without a Handbook Need One
Any employer who has not yet developed an employee handbook should use this New Year as
Update Your Sexual Harassment Policy
The year 2018 has heralded in a new focus on sexual harassment. During 2018, the #MeToo movement exploded and employers across the nation have paid close attention. With more sexual harassment cases being filed across the country, now is the time to review your sexual harassment policies to be sure your employees and your business
Consider an Employee Acknowledgement and Training
An employee acknowledgment is used to demonstrate that an employee has received a handbook or an update to an employee handbook. Employees should receive an acknowledgment at first receipt of the handbook and after any significant alterations. With an acknowledgment, the employer can also reiterate vital at-will policies and notify employees as to how they can complain about anything found within the handbook. Employers can further consider offering training as to new policies. Texas employers should act now to meet with a business law lawyer who can prepare them for the fresh new year ahead.