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Create Your Own Employee Handbook: A Legal & Practical Guide for Employers [NOOK Book]

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

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

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Overview

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

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, 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: 9781413318852
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 5/9/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 1,260,389
  • File size: 4 MB

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
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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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