5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs to Have and Update its Employee Handbook

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Employee handbooks are crucial to protect a business from needless lawsuits and assist with smooth business operations. Nevertheless, many employers fail to either implement a handbook or update an existing one. Attached below are the top five reasons your business should implement or update its handbook.

  1. A handbook helps the business comply with its legal obligations to provide employees with written notice of certain legal rights.
  2. A properly implemented anti-harassment and discrimination policy in a handbook demonstrates the business’ commitment to a harassment and discrimination free workplace and assists in providing the business with a defense to civil rights claims.
  3. A handbook clearly and uniformly communicates the business’ policies and expectations, which promotes consistency in the company’s treatment of employees.
  4. A handbook provides a single reference to employees for questions.
  5.  A handbook prevents employees from alleging promises or expectations contrary to those set forth in the handbook.