12 Essential Workplace Policies

Having formal written policies in place is important for demonstrating compliance with certain federal, state, and local laws and for communicating workplace rules and procedures to employees. Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of creating an employee handbook is figuring out which policies to include. In this Tip, we have identified a list of 12 essential policies.

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