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Hello,

My question is Can a company coerce employees into signing every document that is put before them. ie. safety, evaluations, performance reviews and policy via the computer?

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Sharinda

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Sharinda - No, they cannot force you, but they probably can fire you if you refuse.  Most employers want some acknowledgement that an employee has been given copies of policies, and obtaining a signature is the usual way of doing so.  Your signature means you have seen the document, it doesn't mean much else.  What's the problem?  

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I can answer most questions about employment law, federal or state. I am an attorney, not an HR professional, so questions about HR careers, coursework, prospects, etc. are not within my scope.

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Attorney for 20 years, currently working exclusively with employment law - FLSA, FMLA, federal contracts, pay, etc.

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