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6 Apr, 2015

Employee Handbooks—Your First Line of Defense

2018-04-23T23:55:11-05:00April 6th, 2015|Construction Contractor Advisor, Employee Handbook|

This spring has been busy with questions about employee handbooks.  Perhaps it is because the NLRB just issued a directive on the legality of various clauses usually contained in handbooks. Or perhaps it’s because employers, including construction companies, are realizing the importance that handbooks play in defending against claims of harassment.   Employee Handbooks Are Important Employee handbooks are an employer’s first line of defense in claims of harassment.  A [...]

8 Nov, 2012

Read this Only if You Have an At-Will Disclaimer in your Employee Handbook

2012-11-08T08:00:34-06:00November 8th, 2012|Employee Handbook|

 If you have an employee handbook, it probably contains a disclaimer stating that employees are at-will, meaning that employees can be fired with or without cause. The NLRB has again weighed in on at-will disclaimers and its conclusions are, again, interesting. In a recent NLRB opinion, the administrative law judge ruled that the following at-will disclaimer violated the National Labor Relations Act: I further agree that the at-will employment relationship [...]