Employee Handbook

The terms Employee Handbook, Policy Manual and Procedures Manual are often used interchangeably. They typically contain the policies of the business and how business should be conducted. Employee Handbooks should contain enough detail to avoid confusion, yet provide the guidance needed for consistency of employee performance. They also often refer and summarize other other relevant documents.

The employee handbook should be a part of the the initial communication that you have with employees after hiring. These documents are very important to prevent misunderstandings or misstatements that could create legal liabilities for your business. Employee Handbooks and the policies described will vary from significantly from company to company. Review a few examples you can find on the Internet but be advised that it isĀ  wise to consult with a lawyer on any topics that you don’t understand.