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Employee Handbooks: Policies Illinois Employers Should Be Sure to Include

By Nancy E. Joerg / May 29, 2021

There is no legal requirement that an Illinois employer must have an Employee Handbook. However, most Illinois employers do have an Employee Handbook because 1) it is a convenient way to distribute the employer’s policies to its employees and 2) there are certain legal protections that having an Employee Handbook brings to an employer. In…

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What Policies Should A Company Have in Their Employee Handbook?

By Anthony J. Caruso Jr. / October 22, 2018

An employee handbook provides communication between employer and employee as to the rights and responsibilities of each party. It is the basis for the terms and conditions of the relationship What types of policies should be in the employee handbook of Illinois employers? Below is a list of examples: Employment Relationship Policy Discrimination/Harassment/Violence/Bullying Policies Compensation…

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NLRB General Counsel Issues Much Needed Guidance on Lawful Employee Handbook Provisions

By James B. Sherman / June 27, 2018

On June 6th newly appointed General Counsel to the National Labor Relations Board, Peter B. Robb, issued comprehensive new guidance on employee handbook provisions. The guidelines direct the Board’s Regional Directors throughout the country to reverse course from years of decisions issued by the Board majority appointed by then President Obama. Under the Obama Board…

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Slash All Unnecessary Promises In Your Employee Handbook!

By Nancy E. Joerg / September 22, 2017

Disciplinary Procedures: Be sure that the disciplinary procedures are described as mere guidelines and that appropriate discipline depends, of course, on the particular facts and circumstances of any particular disciplinary case (and that the employer retains the right to use its discretion on a case-by-case basis as to any disciplinary issues). State that any list…

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Common Mistakes Found in Illinois Employee Handbooks

By Wessels Sherman / June 22, 2017

By Anthony J. Caruso Jr. of Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko P.C. posted in Employee Handbooks on Friday, October 27, 2017. Beware Illinois employers! Just because a policy is in or not in your employee handbook does not make it legal under employment laws. After reviewing literally hundreds of Illinois employee handbooks, I have…

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