With employment laws in a constant state of flux, it is important for employers to periodically review and revise their employee handbooks to ensure that policies, practices and procedures comply with applicable laws and other current obligations and requirements. This is particularly important for multistate and multi-jurisdictional employers, because state and local employment laws and other regulatory authorities have radically changed during the last few years. In a contributed article for The Staffing Stream, Dana Chang Dikas shares four policies in most employee handbooks include that should be reviewed and possibly updated, including an Equal Employment Opportunity policy, leave policies, drug and alcohol policy and weapons in the workplace.

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