Employee manual preparation: If you decide to develop an employee manual, you can possibly draft your own document in order to save legal or other HR professional fees since it will only have to be reviewed by a lawyer. To consider the development of a manual for your business, the following is a sample list of possible employee handbook content:
As to writing a handbook, you can find sample employee handbooks and policy resources for use in drafting your company’s handbook at websites like the following:
Links and references to samples and template documents have been provided pursuant to your request. Templates and sample documents can be very useful but businesses should exercise caution in the use of such documents. Sample employee handbooks for example may not include every topic needed to address your particular fringe benefit programs, compensation plans, and other circumstances. A well-conceived document will, however, be relatively easy to modify, allowing you to add and delete sections as appropriate. Due to the complexity of labor laws, and the potential for liability in such areas as discrimination and confidentiality, we recommend that all employee handbooks and personnel policy statements be reviewed by a qualified labor lawyer.