Writing An Employee Handbook Your Employees Will Read – And Heed, Part 1


Not complying with current law can be expensive in today's legal climate. Employers should review their employee handbooks and employment-related policies to make sure they are up to date. More importantly, employers should draft their handbooks so their employees actually read them and follow their policies.

In this article we'll provide advice on how employers should write their handbooks to get employees to actually read and understand them. In the next issue we'll identify 10 important policies that every employer should have in place to minimize the risks of employment-related litigation.

View A Handbook As A Communication Tool

First and foremost, consider your employee handbook as a management communication tool – not as merely a document for strict legal compliance. That means the handbook should positively reflect the values of upper management and create an employee friendly environment.

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