The excellence of any organization is based on the effectiveness of its employees. Creating a culture where employees are valued and recognized, and productivity is high, are challenges many leaders struggle to achieve.
As in-house counsel, there is no end to the many and varied employee-related challenges that come across my desk and Richard’s guide is an excellent resource for how best to address those challenges and how to craft handbooks that effectively guide the reader to resolution. Richard’s guide provides the insights and tools necessary to ensure that your handbook expresses a tribe’s commitment to fair and equitable employee relations in its community. The brilliance of Richard’s guide is that it is practical and thoughtful. He has crafted an approach that recognizes Tribal enterprises having a keen interest in demonstrating fair and equitable employment opportunities, employee rights, and preference as an expression of its economic sovereignty. I keep his guide close not only for revisions to the Tribe’s employee handbooks and laws, but to plan for the best possible discussion within the Tribe for developing or revising its handbook and laws.
Kevin R. Lyon, in-house counsel for the Squaxin Island Tribe since 1983