Updated with respect to the National Labor Relations Board’s August 2023Stericycle ruling, which adopted a new legal standard for evaluating the validity of workplace rules under the National Labor Relations Act.
An employer may use this policy to inform employees that it is committed to doing business legally and ethically. A Whsitleblower Policy will help to reassure employees that they can disclose misconduct without fear of retaliation.
In the event of an emergency, it is critical that employees are aware of how the situation affects them, their office and their workday. An employer may use this policy to advise employees on the communication channels available, which may include remote access to the employer's network and a local telephone number with an updated recorded message on the status of the emergency.
An employer may use this policy to inform employees of what the employer considers intellectual property and the consequences of policy violation, even if the loss of intellectual property is accidental. The loss of intellectual property costs employers billions of dollars each year and could devastate a small employer who has not implemented an Intellectual Property Policy
When natural disasters hit, it is prudent to be prepared in order to see minimal damage to production and to employees. This Inclement Weather Policy can be used to help an employer handle natural disasters that might affect the workplace.
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