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An employee handbook can be informative and protective

New York employers have numerous responsibilities that they must attend to. In efforts to make sure that their employees understand the various rules and policies associated with working for the company, it is wise to have an employee handbook that details this information. Giving the employees this information can make sure everyone is on the same page and protects employers from potential unsubstantiated claims.

Employment agreements may act as useful protection

Employers have many duties and responsibilities. In addition to making sure businesses run as they should, they also have the responsibility of ensuring that their workers remain on task and are treated fairly on the job. All of these efforts can seem overwhelming, and in hopes of protecting themselves from unnecessary conflicts, New York employers may want to consider creating employment agreements.

Unclear, unfair terms in contracts and handbooks may cause strife

Many employers utilize agreements in hopes of clarifying what is expected of employees and what employees can expect from their bosses. Though individuals may do their best to make the terms of employment contracts and handbooks clear, there may be issues that make them unenforceable or otherwise lead to disputes with employees. In such cases, New York employers could face litigation.

Employer contracts protect employment relationships in New York

Even when faced with a dream job or an ideal candidate, it is understandable that employees and employers alike want to protect their personal interests. These interests may be best protected through employer contracts. When written effectively, these tools are usually effective at protecting employment relationships in New York.

Where should White Plains employers start on their handbooks?

Owning a company that has employees requires taking certain steps to protect the employees and the company as well. This means having an employee handbook that outlines the policies and procedures that provide a harassment and discrimination free workplace that fosters productivity. To that end, White Plains employers should provide employees with handbooks that include at least the following.

Should New York workers sign employment contracts?

Employers hold much of the power during the hiring and separation processes. Potential candidates and new hires are often required to sign contracts when being considered or offered a job. These documents can be complex, especially for the typical New York worker who simply wants to understand what he or she is signing.

Severance agreement may hurt future New York work opportunities

A severance agreement, also known as a separation agreement, governs the terms of the separation of an employee from his or her employment at a company. One reason a company in New York might want to give you a severance agreement is to minimize the chance that you will file a legal claim against the company. You might also receive this type of agreement if the company wishes to give you severance pay for being a long-term or loyal employee.

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