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Workplace New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

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Even if last year’s Christmas tree survived longer than your New Year’s Resolutions, there is still time to make workplace resolutions that you can actually keep. Here are just a few valuable projects to consider tackling in 2017.

  • Handbook Revisions – Even handbooks and forms that were updated in 2016 may not reflect critical new developments in the law, including new OSHA guidance on drug testing and workplace injury policies, robust SEC whistleblower protections, and state paid sick leave laws.
  • Job Description Audit – Auditing written job descriptions allows an employer to confirm that its job descriptions are accurate, up to date, and sufficiently detailed (and it’s the perfect excuse to review the exemption status of your positions).
  • Trade Secrets/Confidential Information Agreements – To be eligible for civil remedies (included ex parte seizure of stolen trade secrets) under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, employers must include specific language in their trade secrets agreements notifying employees of the whistleblower protections embedded in the act.

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