Employee handbooks can define how a business operates and can be a protective tool against potential litigation that may arise. As such, working with an experienced employment lawyer is critical to ensure that your business’s employee handbook is well-written and properly demonstrates the labor laws of the state of California.
The Los Angeles business attorneys at Leiva Law are happy to meet with you and help you draft an effective employee handbook or review one that you already have to ensure it will be doing its job and protecting your business’s legal interests. Leiva Law has more than two and a half decades of experience helping business owners secure and preserve their rights and their reputations. The qualified team at Leiva Law can help you too.
Employment Handbook Mistakes
During the course of business operations, legal challenges are always a risk that business owners have to bear. Mitigating potential future legal battles is a worthwhile endeavor. One of the actions that a California business owner should invest in is having a solid employee handbook that was designed with the assistance of a seasoned and knowledgeable Los Angeles employment law attorney.
When putting an employment handbook together there are some pitfalls that you should avoid. Listed below are the most common of these professional blunders.
- Your employee handbook is not going to do you or your company much good even if you work with an employment attorney if your employees do not have it. Failing to distribute your handbook to your staff negates the hard work and effort that you made to have the handbook written in the first place. Not to mention, it also leaves you legally vulnerable.
- Signatures matter when it comes to enforcing your employee handbook’s guidelines and keeping your business safeguarded from possible legal disputes. If you keep track of every employee that receives your handbook and then you also have them sign off that they have reviewed it you can stay more organized while also showing that each employee knows what is expected.
- You neglect to update your employee handbook. Laws change and so can the operations of your business. Making sure your employee handbook reflects changes is good practice.
- You do not enforce the guidelines in the employee handbook or you do not follow them yourself.
- You write your employee handbook with no input from a trained legal professional. If you are going to go to the trouble of creating a handbook, make sure it is legally sound and will serve your best purposes.
The importance of a well-executed employment handbook can not be understated which is why you should consider consulting with an attorney when you write yours.
Speak with a Los Angeles Employment Handbook Attorney Today
It is critical that every aspect of your business be executed precisely including the standards you set for how you conduct your operation. Employment handbooks like many other parts of your business must be done well to keep the business running smoothly.
Call the Los Angeles business litigation attorneys today at Leiva Law Firm to schedule a time to meet during a free consultation at (818) 519-4465.