Employee Handbooks are an important way of communicating information to employees about the employment relationship. A well-drafted handbook will accomplish the following:
- Answer employees’ frequently asked questions
- Explain the rules and important policies of the workplace
- Comply with applicable federal, state and local laws
Employee Handbooks often include the following basic topics: an introductory note from the employer; non-discrimination and sexual harassment prevention policies; payroll and overtime policies; work schedules and break times; vacation, sick time, and other leave policies; employee benefits; standards of conduct; dress code; confidentiality policies; electronic communications policies; and social media policies.