Employment Handbook Lawyers in New Jersey

Serving Morris County, Sussex County, Warren County, Middlesex County, Hunterdon County, Somerset County, Union County, Essex County, Hudson County, Bergen County and Passaic County.

An employee handbook can be beneficial to any size business. The Employment Handbook is a written record of company policies and should clearly communicate guidelines and procedures to all employees. The handbook can save the employer time and money by:

  • Answering questions;
  • Explaining the rules;
  • Complying with the state and federal laws;
  • Avoiding expensive lawsuits and employee legal actions.

The law requires that employers provide an opportunity for employees to express dissatisfaction and register complaints, and the employment handbook should outline the procedure for doing so. All employees should sign that they have received the handbook.

All employees should have an Employee Handbook.  If you have one, it should be reviewed by a New Jersey attorney to ensure it complies with New Jersey law. The wording of policy statements made in the Handbook can alter the “at will” employment and can expose an employer to claims of wrongful termination. Employers should update Handbooks regularly to reflect the latest nuances of the law and to ensure complete compliance.

At times, an outdated Employee Handbook is worse than no handbook at all.  The laws against discrimination, sexual harassment, and equal employment can be complicated.  The attorneys at Einhorn Harris have in-depth knowledge of the details of state and federal statutes that should be reflected in any written handbook distributed to all employees.

Given the complexities of Employee Handbooks in New Jersey, we advise you to contact one of our experienced employment or closely-held business attorneys at 973-627-7300 at Einhorn Harris today. We handle employment and business issues throughout New Jersey, including Morris County, Sussex County, Warren County, Middlesex County, Hunterdon County, Somerset County, Union County, Essex County, Hudson County, Bergen County and Passaic County.