Handbooks & Policies

Employee Smoking & Your Rights as an Employer
Employee Smoking & Your Rights as an Employer

There are plenty of reasons that drive employers to limit or ban smoking at the workplace. It can upset customers, patients, and coworkers when employees smell like smoke. It often upsets other employees when smokers seem to get extra breaks to support their habit....

Letting an Employee Go Before The Last Day of Their Resignation
Letting an Employee Go Before The Last Day of Their Resignation

Question: I had an employee give 4-weeks notice that she was leaving. Through online advertising and word of mouth, we found a wonderful new employee almost immediately. The new candidate was available to start work right away, so I ended up letting the original...

Employer Guidance: Pregnant Dental Employees, Nitrous, and X-Rays
Employer Guidance: Pregnant Dental Employees, Nitrous, and X-Rays

Working in a dental office means possible exposure to potential hazards during work for all employees. Most risks are mitigated through properly functioning equipment and by following safety protocols. One of the common issues related to potential exposure events that...

CEDR Two Minute Trainer: Workplace Investigations
CEDR Two Minute Trainer: Workplace Investigations

How to Conduct Workplace Investigations There are many reasons an employer might need to conduct a workplace investigation. Common examples include: • Harassment or discrimination complaints • Workplace theft or embezzlement • Alcohol or drug use allegations • Other...

Employee Wage Discussions with Ally Dagnino
Employee Wage Discussions with Ally Dagnino

Read The CEDR Wage Discussion Blog If you have any questions about anything in this video, don’t hesitate to reach out. CEDR members can reach us directly support@cedrsolutions.com If you are interested in learning about CEDR’s services, please schedule an appointment...

Wage Whispers: Can I Stop Employees Discussing Pay?
Wage Whispers: Can I Stop Employees Discussing Pay?

Your employees' right to discuss their pay, wages, and benefits with each other is protected by a federal law known as the National Labor Relations Act. Even if you have a policy or agreement in place aimed at preventing your employees from discussing pay, your...

HR Tips to Keep the Holidays Sane
HR Tips to Keep the Holidays Sane

There’s nothing like the holidays for combining fun and good cheer with turkey-sized helpings of stress and exhaustion. So how can we keep stress levels low and the management headaches minimal this time of year? Here are some ideas for limiting holiday-caused hassles...

How Can You Avoid Paying Unemployment? NOT by Avoiding the Paperwork
How Can You Avoid Paying Unemployment? NOT by Avoiding the Paperwork

I used to joke that you could fire an employee for shooting you in the leg, but unless you could provide video, two witnesses, and a doctor's note at the unemployment hearing, the employee would still win. And this was true whether you had one employee or one hundred....