Create your Own Employee Handbook

Create your Own Employee Handbook

A Legal & Practical Guide for Employers

Book - 2017
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Baker & Taylor
A guide for the creation and effective use of an employee manual covers recent law changes, rules for social media and mobile device policies, new employment law regulations, and sample policies that can be tailored to different workplaces.

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This guide is intended for employers, business owners, managers, and HR professionals in companies of all sizes (except those in unionized workplaces or workplaces with federal, state, or local government employees). The book provides standard language that readers can use to create an employee handbook, plus examples and guidance on writing their own language. The guide presents current law and best practices in areas such as wages, time off, drugs and alcohol, trade secrets, personal blogs, and discrimination. The book contains worksheets throughout, plus margin space for writing notes. Appendix A offers a list of forms for creating a handbook, and Appendix B lists state departments of labor and agencies that enforce laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. A companion web site for the book contains forms and updated legal info; the publisher’s main web site provides an employment law center, articles, FAQs, and more forms. This eighth edition is updated to reflect current state and federal law related to areas such as social media, e-cigarettes, and photography at work. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Every company needs an employee handbook, but not every company has one. Lawyers charge thousands of dollars for a handbook; other “do-it-yourself” products don’t offer the updated legal information and careful guidance necessary to do a good job. Create Your Own Employee Handbook bridges the gap, with detailed explanations, information on current state and federal laws, and more than a hundred sample policies you can tailor to your own workplace.
Avoid legal problems and run a productive workplace with an up-to-date employee handbook!

Anyone who hires and supervises employees needs clear policies when it comes to crucial issues like pay and overtime, medical leave, and social media. Create Your Own Employee Handbook provides everything business owners, managers, and HR professionals need to create (or update) a legal and plain-English employee handbook.

Find the latest legal information, practical suggestions, and best practices on:
  • wages and hours
  • at-will employment
  • time off
  • discrimination and harassment
  • complaints and investigations
  • health and safety
  • drugs and alcohol
  • workplace privacy, and
  • email, personal blogs, and Internet use.
The 8th edition covers recent updates to state and federal laws, including rules prohibiting employees from taking photographs at work, regulations on e-cigarettes, social media restrictions, and much more!

Publisher: Berkeley, California : Nolo, [2017]
Edition: 8th edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781413323979
Branch Call Number: 658.301 G936c 2017
Characteristics: 425 pages ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: DelPo, Amy 1967-- Author


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