How to Create an Employee Handbook

by Evil HR Lady on April 11, 2018

When running a business, you’re probably so busy with everything that you might not have thought about how to create an employee handbook. In fact, there’s a good chance you haven’t thought about an employee handbook at all.

However, it’s a crucial element to consider in business. Handbooks are legally binding documents that protect both you and your employees. As soon as you hire an employee, you need to have one. Here’s how to go about creating an employee handbook.

Hire an Expert

This may seem like a painful and expensive prospect, but it’s not. Employment law is complicated and each state has its own rules that need to be followed. If you don’t follow the law, you could get yourself into trouble. It’s always cheaper to hire an expert first than a lawyer after you get sued.

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Brenda Maday April 25, 2018 at 9:32 pm

When developing policies, make sure they are going to be handled consistently. If you are going to enforce the policy for some employees and not others, it would be better to leave it out or leave it open to flexibility (foe example, by adding “this will be handled on a case-by-case basis” or something similar). I’ve seen this too many times, and it never ends well.

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senatormeathooks April 27, 2018 at 4:54 am

Additionally, if you’re going to only have digital copies of the employee handbook, make sure you have backups off site (granted this should be true of all company data) and also make sure that the available digital copies are not only up-to-date, but read-only.

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