Employee Handbooks are often given to employees when they start a new job. Â Handbooks usually include things like a brief message from management, the company’s history, and certain relevant policies and procedures. Â Distributing handbooks, explaining the details, and collecting signed acknowledgments will help protect your company from future liability.
Giving out handbooks puts employees on notice about certain important topics. Â Important topics are usually things like benefits, termination, leave, employee classification, and discipline. Â However, in certain environments, more industry-specific information is required, such as authorization for employees exposed to electrical hazards, required training for construction workers, and union-mandated regulations. Â When considering these more complicated topics, it is worthwhile to consult an attorney.