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How to get started on an employee handbook?

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James Miller asked 3 years ago
We are just starting out as a company and want to create an employee handbook. How do we get started?
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Ember DeVaul replied 3 years ago
The first step here would be taking a look at your company’s size and locations. This will help confirm what laws may apply to the group to ensure we include the required policies, like state-mandated sexual harassment or federal anti-discrimination.

After that, I would perform a thorough review of the draft handbook to see if there are any employment laws that may clash with specific policies – overtime, leave of absence, and time off policies are usually the trickiest, especially for companies with multiple locations.

Once complete, I would recommend the company have the handbook reviewed by an employment attorney to confirm full compliance.

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