Labor: Is your handbook ready for 2012?

Companies should look at three policies in particular as they head into the new year.

Fall is usually the time of year that employers dust off their handbooks for revision and review in time for the coming year. As we review 2011, there are a few policies that employers should consider adding to their handbooks in 2012.

1. Social Media Policy: Employee use of social media can affect the workplace. Whether it is Facebook, LinkedIn or blogging, employers need to establish guidelines regarding do’s and don’ts for employees in the social media arena. At a minimum, social media policies should address the following issues:


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Sara Ackermann

Sara Ackermann is a shareholder with Wausau, Wisconsin-based Ruder Ware, where she has substantial experience advising and representing clients in the...

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