Employee handbooks are crucial documents for any San Diego business and protect your company from expensive, extended employee related business litigation. The number of wage and hour lawsuits and employee related disputes have skyrocketed in the past few years. Plaintiff’s attorneys are aggressively marketing to help employees to identify employers who are in violation of federal, state or local laws. The financial consequences of these lawsuits can be a substantial challenge for any San Diego business or corporation.
The experienced employer defense and employment law attorneys at the Watkins Firm have helped businesses like yours for decades here in San Diego. Employee handbooks are crucial documents for any San Diego business and it is important to update them regularly. Employee handbooks should seamlessly integrate with your offer and hiring documents and employment contracts as well as the documents which guide management actions and decisions. Properly constructed employee handbooks can save your company a substantial amount of money while reducing employee-related disputes.
The employee handbook is the first layer of defense in any state or federal agency hearing or conference regarding a dispute with an employee. The policies and procedures established within the employee handbook help to keep employees in check while providing structure and responsibilities upon the employee designed to protect your company. This important corporate document establishes a code of conduct which the employee must follow. This provides a sound basis for all employee reviews, disciplinary matters and ultimately termination when warranted. The employee handbook also guides your management team to ensure they remain in compliance with all federal, state and local law as well.
Employee handbooks are crucial documents for any San Diego business. Learn how a properly formatted employee handbook actually reduces or eliminates employee disputes and lawsuits. We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact the Watkins Firm or call 858-535-1511 today for a free consultation to learn more.