Our New Jersey Employment Lawyers can assist you and your company with the drafting of your employee handbook, policies and other corporate documents. You may not be aware that New Jersey Employment Law requires that you have a well-publicized and enforced policy regarding harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace.
Courts have found that a posting on the wall or a general policy that is not provided to all employees is insufficient to meet these requirements. We can work with you and your company to create the proper policies and handbook. We will also provide your staff with a general training on the handbook and policies on an annual or biannual basis. An employee would acknowledge in writing that they have received the employee handbook or policy and received training on the policies. This will protect you and the company from a potential lawsuit in the future for a violation of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.
If you do not have a policy, you and your company could be found liable for the harassment or discrimination that takes place in your workplace. Accordingly, it is essential that you hire an employment attorney to work with you and your company on your employee handbook and policies. The expense to create an employee handbook is small in comparison to the amount of money that you and your company may save from a possible litigation.
Please keep in mind that you should work with a local attorney to advise you on your employee handbook. Each state has its own set of employment laws and different requirements. Most forms are created either based on a specific state or the federal laws. However, the policies contained in the handbook may not cover the state specific statutes such as the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination or the Conscientious Employee Protection Act.
Call us today to get help drafting handbooks, policies and corporate documents, for a free and confidential consultation call 973-920-7888..