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

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

by Lisa Guerin, Amy DelPo
     
 

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Create a handbook for employees, spelling out your company's benefits, policies and procedures using this practical legal guide

Every company, no matter how big or small, needs to provide workers with an employee handbook. Create Your Own Employee Handbook gives you the information and policies all managers, HR professionals and business owners need to

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Create a handbook for employees, spelling out your company's benefits, policies and procedures using this practical legal guide

Every company, no matter how big or small, needs to provide workers with an employee handbook. Create Your Own Employee Handbook gives you the information and policies all managers, HR professionals and business owners need to create their own reader-friendly guide, no matter what state you live in. Each chapter covers a different topic, including:

. at-will employment
. hiring
. pay and payroll
. workdays and hours
. performance evaluations
. benefits
. discrimination and harassment
. complaints and investigations
. leave
. health and safety
. substance abuse
. privacy in the workplace
. discipline

You'll get the lowdown on the legal and practical considerations that apply to each topic in your state, plus sample policies that you can use as-is or tailor to meet your needs. You can even cut and paste the language you need to complete your own handbook instantly.

This edition is completely updated to reflect recent changes to federal and state law, and covers emerging workplace issues such as healthcare reform law and social networking policies. Download forms for book at nolo.com

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Editorial Reviews

"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 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

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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

"Guerin and DelPo present students, academics, and professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a comprehensive reference to the creation and effective use of an employee manual. The authors have organized the main body of their text in twenty-one chapters devoted to the handbook introduction, at-will protections, hiring, new employee information, employee classifications, hours, pay policies, employee benefits, use of company property, leave and time off, and a wide variety of other related subjects. Lisa Guerin and Amy DelPo are practicing attorneys and the authors of several books on employment law and management." Eithne O'Leyne, Editor Ringgold, Inc. ProtoView

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:
9781413318845
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
05/31/2013
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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From the Publisher
"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 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

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, Dealing with Problem Employees, The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, Workplace Investigations, Create Your Own Employee Handbook, and Nolo's Guide to California Law. 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.

Ms. 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. Since leaving the active practice of law, she has earned a master’s degree in library and information science, specializing in legal research and law librarianship. She has written numerous employment law titles, including The Performance Appraisal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. Ms. DelPo received her law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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