Is Your Employee Handbook a Liability? ExpertQuote Can Help
The average employee lawsuit is $250,000. How safe is your company?
Corporate benefits firm, ExpertQuote Insurance Services Inc., has announced a complimentary Expert Webinar™ which focuses on the timely subject of the importance of employee handbooks. Not all surprises are welcome, especially when it comes to workplace policies. An employee handbook is a powerful tool to communicate your organization’s values, culture, and vision. It can also form the first line of defense in an employment lawsuit or investigation.
Labor and employment laws are constantly changing. Regular reviews of your employee handbook are essential to be sure your organization is in compliance with the latest legal mandates. It is important to clearly outline your organization’s practices and working environment. Out-of-date and improperly worded policies can create employer-employee issues and expose a business to liability. If an employee claim arises, or litigation is commenced, a flawed handbook can exacerbate liability and destroy potential defenses. Additionally, courts and government agencies can be led to believe that a business is not focused on compliance with legal requirements – placing both the individual responsible for compliance and his or her organization in a compromising position. If you do not have an employee handbook, the courts, the Department of Labor, and the EEOC will automatically assume that you have not informed your employees of the up-to-date information that you are legally bound to tell employees in writing.
Raj Singh, COO of ExpertQuote, said, “In the current fast moving legislative climate, today more than ever, it is imperative that there is clear communication between employers and employees. The best way to communicate all important information in one place is through an employee handbook. The employee handbook is important as it provides standardization of personnel and benefit policies and preventing misunderstandings out of misinterpretation. It is one of the most underutilized tool in the HR repertoire. At ExpertQuote, we offer consulting services that will ensure that your current handbook is not a liability. We will assess your human resource services to ensure that your company is compliant with federal and state laws.”
Discover the importance of having an updated handbook, the key policies to include, and best practices for administering it. If your organization doesn’t have a handbook or it hasn’t been reviewed by an HR professional in the last year, this webinar should not be missed.
As part of an Expert Webinar™ series, ExpertQuote will hold a series of engaging sessions on the following timely topics, both live at 10:00 A.M. Pacific.
October 14th – Employee Handbooks
December 3rd – Recordkeeping and I-9 Compliance.
Given the importance and high demand of these subjects, these webinars are expected to reach maximum capacity. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org in order to reserve access to this complimentary service so that we may accommodate you, or consider you for future webinars.
ExpertQuote Insurance Services Inc. (EQ) of Silicon Valley California is a corporate benefits firm specializing in all aspects of group health insurance from high-tech startups to large firms including museums, auto-dealerships, banks, and public firms. EQ has the distinct privilege of representing the national hockey team, the San Jose Sharks.
In face of the ever increasing health insurance premiums, EQ has a proven strategy that is saving it’s clients from $100,000 to $1M+ a year on benefits expenditures. Given the current annual health insurance rate increases, premiums will double in seven years! The EQ solution is helping clients preserve and provide benefits packages in a competitive landscape for quality talent.
EQ has an extensive offering providing a full concierge model and complimentary benefit-administration platform. EQ will become your complete outsourced benefits team, handling open enrollments, employee questions, and carrier onboarding. Furthermore, EQ provides a complimentary PPACA & HR Audit through our ERISA Attorney & HR Specialist. For more information please visit www.ExpertQuote.com and www.EQSavingsSolution.com