On February 20, 2020, McMillan Metro, P.C. attorneys Natasha Nazareth and Ginny Cascio Bonifacino presented to clients of Georgetown Insurance Service, Inc. and McMillan Metro, P.C. about issues related to employment handbooks and whether companies are complying with the latest state and federal employment laws.
The presentation emphasized that a company’s employee handbook is a critical asset to any organization as it sets the tone for workplace interaction, communicates company policies, and promotes problem-solving, fairness and consistency among employees. However, these critical pieces of employee education are not always updated annually, despite the fact that Maryland state employment laws, as well as other state and federal laws, often change each year. Failing to update employee handbooks based on new laws can put your business at risk on multiple levels.
Natasha and Ginny discussed the topics that should be included in employee handbooks and spoke about the benefits of having an updated and reliable employee handbook, such as mitigating risks from potential employee lawsuits, securing and maintaining insurance coverage at lower rates, protecting your company’s claims history, and reducing the possibility that an insurer will deny a claim.
Natasha M. Nazareth and Ginny Cascio Bonifacino offer expertise in Employment Law, including legal issues like employment handbooks and training manuals, employment contracts, executive compensation planning, wage and hour laws, employment disputes and negotiations, and more. Learn more about Employment Law & Litigation or call (301) 251-1180 for a consultation.