An employee handbook is more than just a list of rules and expectations that employers set for employees. It is, in essence, a legal agreement between the parties—not unlike a contract. It informs new employees about an organization’s policies and standards, and any disciplinary actions that the employer may implement upon violation of its rules. It also sets forth the organization’s values and brand promise. This can help provide new hires with insight into your company’s culture and history.
Additionally, a comprehensive employee handbook should include a detailed breakdown of any employer-sponsored health benefits, as well as vacation and sick time policies.
The employee handbook also acts as protection for the employer by stating its adherence to all applicable local, state and federal employment laws. This can help insulate the organization against any claims of discriminatory practices.
Momentum Employer Group can help you draft a handbook that includes all pertinent information, including an at-will employment statement and an equal opportunity employment statement. We also help align your company’s handbook to comply with significant labor laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Simply put, Momentum Employer Group can help you create a culture of equity and fairness by providing a complete framework of expectations for all your employees.