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[Video] What to Do When Employees Won't Sign the Handbook

March 29th, 2024 | 1 min. read

By Tabitha Aliano

What to Do When Employees Won't Sign the Handbook

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Navigating the refusal of an employee to sign the company handbook can be a challenging situation for HR professionals. Our webinar, 'How to Build the Best Employee Handbook for Your Business,' provides essential guidance on how to proceed in such scenarios.

Documenting Refusal of Handbook Acknowledgment

Managing Non-Acknowledgment

Tabitha Aliano advises that while you cannot force an employee to sign the handbook, documenting the refusal is crucial. Making a note in the employee's file with the date and time of refusal and annotating this on the acknowledgment form ensures there is a record of their decision.

Clarification on Independent Contractors

Regarding 1099 employees, Tabitha clarifies that as independent contractors, they should not be asked to sign the employee handbook, highlighting the importance of distinguishing between contractors and employees to maintain compliance.

What To Do Now

Want more information on some of the most frequently asked questions from HR professionals? Read the article: Frequently Asked Questions: Employee Handbook Edition

Want more insight on employee handbook best practices? Watch the webinar now!



This video is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Viewers should contact legal counsel for legal advice.