ACKSP Brief: How and why to care about your employee handbooks

March 15, 2021

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently addressed an employer’s obligation to abide by provisions in its Employee Handbooks in Hall v. City of Plainview. A full summary of the case can be found here.

Takeaways from the decision are that a prudent employer CARES about its Employee Handbook:

  •          Consider your employees’ expectations;
  •          Act in accordance with your handbook language;
  •          Review your handbook regularly;
  •          Explain handbook provisions in clear and easy-to-understand language; and
  •          Speak to legal counsel to ensure your handbook is compliant with legal requirements.

Please reach out to Christine Chambers or another member of Arthur Chapman’s Employment Law Group for assistance with your company’s handbook.