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 J.D., Amy DelPo Attorney

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Overview

Avoid legal problems and run a productive workplace with an up-to-date employee handbook!

Anyone who hires and supervises employees needs clear policies when it comes to crucial issues like pay and overtime, medical leave, and social media. Create Your Own Employee Handbook provides everything business owners, managers, and HR professionals need to create (or update) a legal and plain-English employee handbook.

Find the latest legal information, practical suggestions, and best practices on:

  • wages and hours
  • at-will employment
  • time off
  • discrimination and harassment
  • complaints and investigations
  • health and safety
  • drugs and alcohol
  • workplace privacy, and
  • email, personal blogs, and Internet use.


The 8th edition covers recent updates to state and federal laws, including rules prohibiting employees from taking photographs at work, regulations on e-cigarettes, social media restrictions, and much more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413323979
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 05/29/2017
Edition description: Eighth Edition
Pages: 440
Sales rank: 820,047
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lisa Guerin is the 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, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. 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.

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. 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.

Table of Contents

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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"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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