Human Resources Policies in Florida
Gould Cooksey & Fennell’s employment attorneys have in-depth experience in helping businesses comply with HR policies in Florida.
We work hard to help staff better understand legal requirements surrounding the employment relationship, such as discrimination and harassment claims. In addition, our firm provides advice and consultation on a wide range of issues such as developing HR policies and procedures and drafting or editing employment handbooks.
About Human Resources Policies and Procedures
Florida companies without proper human resources policies and procedures are setting themselves up for failure. When human resources departments do not have adequate policies on file to share with employees, they can subject themselves to lawsuits from individuals who claim the department doesn’t care about or understand issues such as harassment, discrimination or time off for personal reasons. This is why it is imperative to work with an experienced attorney like the ones at GCF, who can ensure your human resources policies and procedures comply with state and federal guidelines.
Our lawyers are extremely familiar with HR policies in Florida and can help guide you through the establishment of various types of policies, including employee handbooks, benefits, dress codes, drug testing policies and termination checklists. Having policies in place helps add structure to your team and ensures there is no confusion about what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to employment.
The Importance of Developing HR Policies
Having an HR policy in place does more than educate and draw boundaries. It also shows you are listening to your employees’ needs. Human resources policies and procedures also help improve productivity in the workplace by allowing people to focus on their jobs because they feel protected. Our attorneys strive to help you set expectations about what is appropriate employee behavior and to design these procedures in a manner that allow employees to meet these objectives to set them up for success.
Our HR attorneys can also educate you on best practices in hiring and human resources. In the event of a lawsuit against the company for breach of one of these policies, they are also able to walk you through the process and can represent your needs.
Need assistance developing HR policies for your business? Contact us today.