Rathje Woodward LLC Member Scott Pointner moderated  “Workplace 2021: What You Need to Know”. This was presented by the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce during their May Virtual Monthly Luncheon hosted on May 20, 2021.

Rathje Woodward LLC Member Ray Sanguinetti was a panelist and discussed the importance of conducting an audit on current employee handbooks, and policies and procedures. He stressed that when employers adopt handbooks, and formal policies and procedures, expectations on how the employer will treat employees become firm, and that can be used as either a shield or sword depending on the context.  In a COVID world when people take leaves of absences or ask for alternate working arrangements, a disgruntled employee may be able to use outdated handbooks, or policies and procedures in a court case.

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