- 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.
Stuart J. Oberman, Esq.
Stuart J. Oberman is the founder and President of Oberman Law Firm. Mr. Oberman graduated from Urbana University and received his law degree from John Marshall Law School. Mr. Oberman has been practicing law for over 30 years, and before going into private practice, Mr. Oberman was in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 Company.
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