Employers should implement good employment policies and practices. Although an employee handbook is not legally required, every employer should have a few important written policies, including an at-will employment policy, a policy prohibiting unlawful harassment, discrimination and retaliation, a policy to protect the employer’s computer and electronic systems against improper or illegal use, a proprietary information and inventions policy, policies governing leaves of absence as explained in our last blogs, and a policy reserving the company’s rights to revise its policies as it deems appropriate.
Employees should also be required to sign an acknowledgement form confirming that they have read and will abide by such company policies. Once the company adopts such policies, it should also adhere to and apply them consistently.
Employers should also implement practices that ensure that employees are treated in nondiscriminatory manner at every stage of employment. The company must hire candidates who best fit the criteria for the job, without respect to age, race, or any other protected classification.
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