Is there any aspect of the employment relationship that is more mundane than a job description? In some industries today, it’s only the unusual employer that has job descriptions in place. However, they’re slowly coming to the fore again. Mundane or not, they can play a critical role in today’s workplace.
There is no federal or state law, rule, or regulation that mandates job descriptions. However, well-written job descriptions that clearly set out the “essential functions” of each job can help avoid or at least help successfully defend some legal claims, as well as contribute to operational success.