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Employee Handbook Checklist for 2010

Is your employee handbook up to date with new employment laws and court decisions which impact the workplace in 2010? An employee handbook serves the important purposes of: (1) ensuring compliance with federal and state laws; and (2) allowing you to incorporate your company values into the explanatory policies.

Here’s a quick checklist to determine if your employee handbook is up to date for 2010 and beyond. Does it address the following trends in employment law?

1. Amendment to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for military families and military leave?

2. Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Under GINA, it is illegal to discriminate against employees or applicants because of genetic information.

3. Proper disposal of personal identifier information (social security number, driver’s license number, etc.) under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act.

4. Social networking sites and employer and employee rights and interests.

5. Matters of privacy involving employee use of computers and the Internet at work.

We can assist in ensuring that your employee handbook is current with applicable laws and serves as a valuable resource for your company.