While there is no legal requirement for an employee handbook, a well-drafted handbook establishes and communicates policies and procedures, and promotes uniform, fair treatment.


Handbooks often include policy information as to:

  • Confirmation of employee at-will employment status
  • Time keeping
  • Overtime rules
  • Benefits/eligibility
  • Internet/e-mail/social media rules
  • Privacy rules and expectations
  • Discrimination and harassment policies
  • Work injury protocol
  • Employment evaluation procedures and standards
  • Employee conduct standards