From the Archives: February 2013

New HRN Website, Address At-will in Employee Handbook 

New HRN Performance Solutions Website Launched
CU Solutions Group is excited to announce the launch of the new HRN Performance Solutions’ website at www.hronline.com. The website was truly a team effort combining the professional skills of Marketing, Technology and HRN Performance divisions of CU Solutions Group.

There were many factors behind the new website. Its new look and voice mirror the recently updated CU Solutions Group website. HRN Performance Solutions’ new site was designed to be more user-friendly, to better showcase its products and services and to underscore the division’s updated brand. 

Take a moment to visit HRN Performance Solutions’ new website to learn more about them and to see what solid teamwork at CU Solutions Group can do.  

What Does your Employee Handbook Say About ‘Employment at-Will?’
Having a clearly written and legally compliant credit union employment policy manual and employee handbook can establish an understanding of employer/employee expectations. The benefits are defensible documentation if there is an infraction or litigation and ultimately a well-managed, fair and respectful workplace environment. Recently, HRN has published information in its monthly HR Legal Update newsletter regarding the National Labor Relations Board clarification of “employment at-will” definitions for use in employee handbooks. It was also noted this is an evolving area of law. The NLRB General Counsel recently clarified and approved “Employment at-will” handbook language options such as those shown below:

Option 1: “Employment with the Company is employment at-will. Employment at-will may be terminated with or without cause and with or without notice at any time by the employee or the Company. Nothing in this handbook or in any document or statement shall limit the right to terminate employment at-will. No manager, supervisor or employee of the Company has any authority to enter into an agreement for employment for any specified period of time or to make an agreement for employment other than at-will. Only the president of the Company has the authority to make any such agreement and then only in writing.”

Option 2: “The relationship between you and the Company is referred to as ‘employment at-will.’ This means that your employment can be terminated at any time for any reason, with or without cause, with or without notice, by you or the Company. No representative of the Company has authority to enter into any agreement contrary to the foregoing ‘employment at-will’ relationship. Nothing contained in this handbook creates an express or implied contract of employment.”

What does your credit union employee handbook say about employment at-will? If you find this confusing, HRN Performance Solutions www.hronline.com can take away the legal and compliance uncertainty from your credit union’s employee handbook and policy manual. HRN stays informed regarding employment law trends and legislation and updates their vast library of HR forms, policies, manager reference materials and compliance documentation twice yearly.

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