Is it sufficient to refer employees to the intranet site to read policies and procedures or must they be given a hard copy of each document?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 7 August 2012 Issues covered:
It may not be necessary to provide employees with a hard copy of the employer's policies and procedures and to make such documents available via the employer's intranet sites, provided all employees have reasonable access to the intranet.
In those circumstances, the employer should ensure that employees are aware of the existence of the various policies and procedures and where they can be found on the intranet. Best practice would be to expressly state in contracts of employment that the company's policies and procedures are available on the intranet and that employees are obliged to read and familiarise themselves with them. Employers may also consider reminding employees from time to
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