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Create Your Own Employee Handbook: A Legal & Practical Guide for Employers

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Make or update your employee handbook today with this user-friendly guide! Every company should have an employee handbook to communicate with employees, manage workers effectively, ensure consistent treatment across the organization, and protect itself from lawsuits.

But creating a handbook from scratch can be daunting – and hiring a lawyer to draft one can easily cost thousands of dollars. That where Create Your Own Employee Handbook can help. It provides everything managers or...

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Overview

Make or update your employee handbook today with this user-friendly guide! Every company should have an employee handbook to communicate with employees, manage workers effectively, ensure consistent treatment across the organization, and protect itself from lawsuits.

But creating a handbook from scratch can be daunting – and hiring a lawyer to draft one can easily cost thousands of dollars. That where Create Your Own Employee Handbook can help. It provides everything managers or HR professionals need to create an effective handbook – or update an existing one – al in plain English. Inside, you’ll find up to date legal information, practical suggestions, and policy language on:

  • At-will employment
  • Wages and hours
  • Time off
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Email, social media, mobile devices, and other workplace technology
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Complaints and investigations
  • Workplace privacy

The 7th edition is fully update, covering recent state and federal law changes, evolving rules for social media and mobile device policies, new employment law regulations, and much more.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Create Your Own Employee Handbook provides all the information and policies managers, HR professionals and business owners need to create their own reader-friendly guide. HR Magazine

"Create Your own Employee Handbook, published by Nolo, can help owners put their own handbooks together..." Washington Post

"Has all the information and advice you'll need to clearly communicate your firm's policies and procedures." Accounting Today

Washington Post
Create Your own Employee Handbook, published by Nolo, can help owners put their own handbooks together...
HR Magazine
Create Your Own Employee Handbook provides all the information and policies managers, HR professionals and business owners need to create their own reader-friendly guide.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Lets you cut and paste standard policies into your own employee handbook, modifying them as needed.
Accounting Today
Has all the information and advice you'll need to clearly communicate your firm's policies and procedures.
EntrepreneurialConnection.com
You don't have shell out big bucks to a professional handbook developer. Instead, turn to the pages of Create Your Own Employee Handbook.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413313857
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 6/6/2011
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 10.68 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Guerin, an editor and author specializing in employment law, is author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, and The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws. Guerin has practiced employment law in government, public interest, and private practice where she represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts and in agency proceedings. She is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. Guerin's blog on lessons learned by employers and HR professionals on everything from hiring and firing to performance and discipline can be found at Nolo's Employment Law Blog.

Amy DelPo is an author and consulting editor who specializes in employment and family law issues. She brings years of criminal and civil law experience to her work at Nolo, having litigated cases in all levels of state and federal courts, including the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. She has written numerous employment law titles, including The Performance Appraisal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. DelPo currently divides her time between writing on legal issues and chasing after her busy children. DelPo received her law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

What an Employee Handbook Can Do for Your Organization

1 Handbook Introduction

2 At-Will Protections

3 Hiring

4 New Employee Information

5 Employee Classifications

6 Hours

7 Pay Policies

8 Employee Benefits

9 Use of Company Property

10 Leave and Time Off

11 Performance

12 Workplace Behavior

13 Health and Safety

14 Employee Privacy

15 Computers, Email, and the Internet

16 Employee Records

17 Drugs and Alcohol

18 Trade Secrets and Conflicts of Interest

19 Discrimination and Harassment

20 Complaint Policies

21 Ending Employment

Appendixes

A Where to Go for Further Information

B Forms

Index

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