Employee Handbooks


The employee handbook is one of the most ubiquitous documents in the working world today. Most often it lays out the policies and procedures your business follows, ranging from discipline to leave to lodging complaints. Almost every employer has one and for those that do, every employee is almost unquestionably issued one.

What is less well-known is that the ever-present, often-helpful handbook also has a dark side. Policies can be contested by employees in court based on range of issues. They can be the basis for arguments in wrongful termination claims that, even if meritless, can waste your time and valuable resources to resolve. For employers with unionized or contract employees, that can also establish procedural parameters or define “good cause” when it comes to the difficult decision to discipline or terminate an employee.

At Garrett, Walker & Aycoth, we appreciate the complex issues at play in a seemingly simple document and can work together with you to ensure that yours is specific and tailored enough to serve your purposes, but also carefully written to avoid lurking legal traps. Let us get the devil out of the details while you focus on running a successful business.

Call us today at (336) 379-0539 or contact us to schedule an in-depth consultation with our Greensboro Employment Lawyers.