Business magazine Inc. has put together a guide on how to craft an Employee Handbook in order to convey all the rules and expectations for you and your employees to avoid any litigation and a better work environment.

They tackle subjects like compensation, equal employment, benefits, work-life, sick leave, family medical leave, accommodation of disabilities and breast-feeding, military leave, how pay decisions are arrived at, how performance is rated, how the company treats employees in a dispute.

What to Put in an Employee Handbook

“But the devil is in the details, as they say. The success of an employee handbook hinges on what you include and how you word policies. Certain policies need to be in the handbook by law. This means that you should take the time to learn about local and state requirements, as well as federal requirements, because if your business operates in more than one state, you may have legal reasons for writing different handbooks for employees in each state. Also, if you have different business units, such as a manufacturing facility and a sales and research facility, you may want to have the core handbook be the same for each group of employees but you may want to include specific policies for specific business units.”

We specialize in business law and have dealt with countless incidents which have arisen from vague language and loose ends in a company’s policy manual. Taking the time to formulate a specific, correct and comprehensive company rulebook can save you time, money and reputation more than you think.

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