Employee Handbook

An employee handbook is a clear outline of company information, policies, and employee rights. Reasons you should implement an employee handbook include:


  • It helps keep you in compliance with federal and state laws
  • It provides clear and consistent communication of key company policies
  • It showcases company benefits
  • It helps generate company culture buy-in from new hires by clearly defining your mission, values, and expectations of the team
  • It educates employees about what they can expect from management and leadership
  • It helps defend you against employee claims such as wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination.


For discussion purposes only, we’ve included an example of a generic employee handbook based upon United States labor law at the time of publication of this program. These laws are changing constantly.


For this reason we recommend that you use the example simply to evaluate the state of your current employee handbook. Consult your attorney or your human resource compliance service to create an updated version for your office. Stay updated on changes in applicable labor laws and make the relevant changes to your employee handbook on an ongoing basis.