Stein Sperling’s employment law attorneys understand that employee handbooks and policies are a vital component of any business’s operations. We take a proactive approach in assisting clients as they draft and make regular updates to these documents, whether because of changes in operations or updates in federal, state and local employment laws.
Our goal is to help businesses ensure their employment policies are comprehensive, clear and effective. Businesses must then communicate these policies and uphold them in the course of their operations. One standard method for doing this is through an employee handbook, which includes policies related to discrimination and harassment, employment classification, compensation, paid and unpaid leave and other benefits, as well as discipline and termination policies. Handbooks may also include policies related to confidentiality, conflicts of interest and document retention or destruction, as well as those related to telephone, computer, internet, e-mail and social media use. In addition, some employers wish to document their drug and alcohol testing policies.
Because we take the time to listen to and get to know our clients and their businesses, we are able to help them craft policies that best suit their particular circumstances and needs. Our goal is to provide employers with actionable documents that reduce liability in the workplace and mitigate risk of employment-related claims.