Key Contacts in Your Employee Handbook

New Employer Responsibilities -blog - 1.24.14

It’s imperative that your employee handbook be current and accurate in its content. One of the areas that could change and threaten the accuracy of your book is placing a key person’s name in the book as a contact for some policy / approvals / etc., and then they leave the co. Federal and State courts have ruled on numerous cases that if the company does not provide a clear indication of who to go to on a policy issue then the company could be held liable for a failure to properly guide / inform / direct their population. The solution – instead of referring to someone by name use their title. Chances are if that person leaves their replacement will secure the same title. When all else fails…reissue the book with updated info.

David Lewis — AKA Mister HR