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Does your employee handbook create an employee contract? The answer might surprise you!
This post is co-authored with Larry Morgan, MAIR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, GPHR
Originally published in The Minnesota Society of CPA’s
Virtually all employee handbooks contain the statement, “This handbook is not a contract.” Most employers assume with this contract disclaimer none of the policies and provisions in their employee handbook constitute a contract.
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