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Arlington Heights Lawyers for Employee Handbooks and Policies

Guidance with Employee Handbooks and Policies for Businesses in Palatine, Buffalo Grove, and Schaumburg

Arlington Heights Attorneys for Employee Handbooks and Policies

Regardless of the type or size of your business, it is important to have a written set of employee policies and guidelines that fully protect your interests. In the absence of such guidelines, your company may be exposed to liability when dealing with any kind of employee dispute. Because employee handbooks and policies are among the most important documents you will need to create, it is essential to have them drafted with the assistance of an experienced business law attorney.

At A. Traub & Associates, we have over 15 years of experience helping small to medium-sized businesses with a wide range of legal matters; including drafting employee handbooks and policies and reviewing/preparing contracts of all kinds. We understand that employee policies must reflect the size, needs, goals, and philosophy of the organization, and our lawyers take the time to learn all about your company, so we can provide the personalized guidance and representation you deserve.

What Should Be Included in Employee Handbooks?

A well-written handbook communicates clearly what is expected of your employees and what they can expect from you as the employer. The handbook should also spell out the rights of the employees and legal obligations of the employer. Specific areas that may be covered include:

  • General Employment Policies
  • Standards of Conduct
  • Anti-Discrimination/Harassment Policies
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Compensation (e.g. Hourly Pay, Overtime, Bonuses, Holiday Pay, etc.)
  • Employee Benefits
  • Work Schedules (Breaks, Lunches, etc.)
  • Safety and Security
  • Employee Use of Computers and Technology
  • Media Relations Policies
  • Company Leave Policies

Non-compete agreements and non-disclosure agreements are also integral parts of many employee handbooks and policies. There are numerous other issues that may need to be addressed in the handbook as well, depending on the unique circumstances of your business.

Experienced Illinois Employment Law Attorneys

At A. Traub & Associates, we have extensive knowledge of employee handbooks and policies, and what should be included to ensure they are keeping within all federal, state and local laws and regulations; while at the same time fully addressing the specific needs of your organization. For a personalized consultation with one of our skilled attorneys, contact our office today. We will sit down with you to thoroughly assess your business and draft documents that are legally solid and reflective of the mission and philosophy of your company. If you are not able to reach us immediately, we make every effort to return your call within 24 hours.

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