Employment Practices Liability Protection (EPL) Tips

Minimize your risk for employment practices liability claims by implementing the following policies and procedures in your practice:

  • Always keep an updated employee handbook, and regularly review the handbook with staff.
  • Always fairly and consistently enforce policies.
  • As an employer, never make promises that cannot be honored.
  • Maintain clear and detailed personnel files that contain all current copies of professional licenses.
  • Conduct and document annual job performance reviews
  • Keep a copy of all job performance-related items within the employee’s personnel file.
  • Document all issued verbal warnings.
  • Use a progressive discipline process, which includes increasingly severe steps if an employee fails to correct a problem within a reasonable timeline.
  • Never discuss employee issues with other employees.
  • Maintain a record of yearly OSHA and HIPAA training.
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