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SANTA ANA, CA, September 29, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- While employers will always be at risk of employee lawsuits, the employer that treats employees fairly, and documents it, will be in a better position to win a case dismissal, negotiate a settlement or mount a defense during trial. Three documents offering valuable support to an employer's defense are: an employee handbook, a new hire sign-off sheet acknowledging receipt of the handbook and pay period sign-off sheets affirming full payment for hours worked and disclosure of any injuries suffered while working. Employee scheduling systems like schedule-my-employees.com make creating sign-off sheets as easy as click-and-print.
Even employers who follow the rules and treat employees well can find themselves a defendant in an unpaid wage, wrongful termination or other lawsuit. A common scenario that can be especially frustrating is when an ex-business owner is sued in a lawsuit arising from the new owner's misdeeds.
The time to act is now, before a problem arises. Consult with counsel or utilize one of the many resources available at legal publishers like Nolo.com or sites such as Amazon.com to develop an employee handbook. Then get in the habit of printing out sign-off sheets with every batch of paychecks. Hopefully they will never be needed, but if they ever are, the right documentation might make all the difference.
With a number of restaurants in the family, IT consultant Walter Spurgiasz saw the need for an easy-to-use employee scheduling tool. Schedule-my-employees.com is designed to be an easy transition from the hand-created schedules currently used by many small businesses. It offers small businesses a host of new features including publishing schedules on the web behind a view code, e-mail broadcasting of schedules and easy updating of schedules via the internet. Visit http://www.schedule-my-employees.com
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