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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
. pay and payroll
. workdays and hours
. performance evaluations
. discrimination and harassment
. complaints and investigations
. health and safety
. substance abuse
. privacy in the workplace
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
About the Author
, 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.
Table of Contents
IntroductionWhat an Employee Handbook Can Do for Your Organization1 Handbook Introduction2 At-Will Protections3 Hiring4 New Employee Information5 Employee Classifications6 Hours7 Pay Policies8 Employee Benefits9 Use of Company Property10 Leave and Time Off11 Performance12 Workplace Behavior13 Health and Safety14 Employee Privacy15 Computers, Email, and the Internet16 Employee Records17 Drugs and Alcohol18 Trade Secrets and Conflicts of Interest19 Discrimination and Harassment20 Complaint Policies21 Ending EmploymentAppendixesA Where to Go for Further InformationB FormsIndex