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Question: Are you creating you own employee handbook?
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Yes. Thank you.
Yes thank you.
Creating your own employee handbook is quite a challenge. Do you use a payroll company?
yes we do but they only do payroll. If you cannot answer that is fine. I will just try SHRM to see if they have a list of Connecticut state laws that should be put into the handbook. Thank you.
The reason why I bring this up is because Connecticut law presumes that employment is at-will and not contractual. However, representations made in employee manuals / handbooks, if not carefully drafted, may be sufficient to create a contractual employment relationship. Once a contractual relationship has been established an employer may terminate that employee only for cause.
"Cause" generally requires an employer to prove that an employee was terminated because of legitimate performance deficiencies, misconduct or other legal justification. In contrast, an employer can terminate an at-will employment relationship for any reason at any time (except for a discriminatory reason)
so as you can see if not drafted carefully the employee handbook can be a double edge sword.
CT does not have specific laws that would need to appear in a handbook rather a general at-will handbook is sufficient
I was looking at laws like Bone marrow donor, breast feeding laws, etc. Thanks again, I will check with SHRM.
these laws generally do not apply to employee and I'm not if they would be relevant in an employee handbook
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