Why Do I Need an Employee Handbook?
Employee handbooks are a valuable tool when written carefully and correctly. However, an inaccurate and non-compliant employee handbook can cause confusion, poor employee relations, and even litigation.
Certain state and federal laws apply as to whether or not you are required to provide an employee handbook and what should be included. Whether or not a handbook is required in your state, various state and local laws do require that employers post notices informing employees of the minimum wage, overtime provisions, fair labor standards, EEO requirements, and other laws and employee rights.
A well written employee handbook should include these required notices and all related information presented should be consistent with them.
Access to our HR Workplace includes employee handbooks, a library of policies, and a host of tools that can help you develop an employee handbook that is compliant, yet customized to suit your business environment.