The relationship between an employer and an employee must be properly maintained. Just as the employer is required to issue a regular paycheck, follow workplace regulations, and meet other obligations, the worker must follow the rules of his or her employment. A company opens itself up to potential problems if it fails to clearly define an employee’s obligations. These potential problems include claims made by the worker as well as liability to third parties. A properly drafted employee handbook is one way to ensure that employees are aware of all company policies and that their roles are clearly defined. Our Santa Ana attorneys assist California companies with the drafting of such handbooks. Call our office today to speak with a lawyer. We also service Anaheim, Irvine, and the rest of Orange County.
Orange County lawyers drafting employee manuals for companies in Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine and elsewhere
An employee handbook serves multiple functions. The first of these is that it helps protect a company from claims by its workers. Should an employee be fired for violating company policy, and claim in a wrongful termination suit that they did not know the policy existed, then having a manual which states the policy can help to insulate companies from such a claim. A second way in which employee manuals assist employers is that they can help to limit third-party liability. Companies are generally liable for the acts of their employees. The extent to which a company will pay damages will, in part, depend on the extent to which steps are taken to prevent certain employee conduct. If, for example, an employee does something which causes a lawsuit and the conduct was prohibited by an employee handbook, then such would be an argument in the employer’s favor. Hiring an attorney to assist with the drafting of a handbook can help protect your business from employees and third parties.
Our Orange County lawyers draft employee handbooks on behalf of California businesses. We will use your initial consultation, as well as ongoing discussions, to gain an understanding of your company policies and to help you determine which items should appear in your handbook. Our attorneys will help you understand the ramifications of including or not including certain information and will also give you insight into other types of employee policies which may shield you from potential liability. You have worked hard in building your business. A properly drafted employment manual can help to preserve that hard work. Contact our office today to speak with counsel.
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Running a business is time consuming and employers want to focus on the most important thing – their business. The more time one is required to take in performing administrative tasks, such as employment related issues, then the less time they spend developing a great product or brand. Our attorneys assist with employment related issues, such as the drafting of manuals, so that you can concentrate your efforts on the substance of your company. Our firm is ready to assist you. Contact us today.