IS AN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK NECESSARY?
Employee handbooks is used by employers as an effective way to communicate basic but necessary information to employees about company policies and the employment relationship.
Some policies in the employee handbook may provide general notice and details of employee rights as required by state and federal laws. Other policies in the employee handbook may talk about additional information about the company and its mission, discuss employee benefits such as paid time off, clarify expectations of staff, including workplace conduct, timekeeping, attendance, and other important issues, and even provide legal protections to the employer itself.
A properly drafted employee handbook can be a valuable communication tool provided that employers take steps to avoid the legal problems that can arise when the handbook is not properly drafted.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/