What would you recommend as the best way to publish the handbook, to allow for possible changes in the future? If in booklet form do we need to constantly reprint the booklet?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 December 2011
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An employer should reserve a right to itself in the employee handbook to introduce amendments to its contents as may be necessary or deemed appropriate from time to time. However, the reservation of such a discretion would be unlikely to be interpreted as giving an employer a carte blanche to introduce far-reaching changes without a degree of consultation and in certain instances prior written consent to a particular change might be required, which would of course depend on the nature of the change contemplated.

There is no general requirement to reprint the handbook when a change is introduced. However, employees should be advised of the change and of the fact that an updated version of

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