Category Archives: Employee Handbook
What Constitutes “Interfering” with an Employee’s Right to Medical Leave?
Florida employers should exercise great care when drafting employee handbooks and training managers to respect the legal rights of workers. This includes a wide range of federal and state civil rights laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This law affords employees the right to take a certain amount of unpaid… Read More »
Should An Employer Make Employees Sign or Acknowledge the Employee Handbook?
Regardless of size, every Florida employer should consider having an employee handbook. An Employee Handbook is a document outlining the employer’s policies with regard to issues like working hours, rest breaks, vacation time, and expectations for workplace conduct. Keep in mind, an employee handbook is not the same thing as an employment contract, and… Read More »
Four Important Policies Employers Should Consider to Add to an Employee Handbook
No matter the size, it is important for Florida businesses to consider maintaining policies and procedures for their employees, such as an Employee Handbook. A handbook should give employees a clear direction as to your expectations of their conduct as it relates to the business and their job, as well as their responsibilities. While… Read More »
What Happens if My Boss Violates a Provision in the Employee Handbook?
While much consideration is given to employees adhering to a company’s handbook, what happens when an employer violates one of its provisions? What are the repercussions? Florida is an at-will employment state, meaning that an employer can terminate an employee for any non-discriminatory reason. The exception to this rule is when an employee has… Read More »