Free Employee Handbook Template In Word With Linked Table Of Contents
With today’s headlines having a well written and up to date Employee handbooks that explains the relationship and responsibilities of the employee and employer and provides clear communication on a variety of employment topics is just not optional if your business is to survive and if you really want to!
A get way to start. For our clients we also give them free access to attorneys to help establishes guides for the workplace and protects the employer from liability. (Sorry the legal cost we pay for our client is too high to give you that part) The good news is the manual has been updated for 2018 so you can’t go too wrong!
Why Do You Need An Employee Handbook?
An employee Handbooks specify expectations, rules and compensation. A comprehensive employee handbook will include information regarding:
- Dress code
- Human resources issues
- Time off
- Workers’ compensation
- Performance reviews
- Discipline and rewards
- Drug and alcohol policies
- Anti-discrimination policies
- Social media usage
- Safety guidelines
- And various other behavioral and procedural expectations.
Legal Protection When Drafting Your Employee Handbook
It is essential to be aware of and adhere to all federal, state and local laws. The employee handbook should clearly define the legal obligations and rights of both the employer and employee. The employee handbook is vital from a legal standpoint—in many employment lawsuits, the handbook will be a key piece of evidence that can either protect your company or provide ammunition for an employee (or former employee) who is suing you.
Not only with GDI Insurance Agency, Inc. give you a free template just for the asking. But we will set you up with access to free legal counsel to answer those small quick questions you may have while creating your employee handbook. No one does more for their clients than GDI Insurance Agency. This is our way of showing you what we have to offer. And it is free! ThinkHR is a paid service that GDI pays for and will give you access to just for asking.
The Value of Setting Employee Expectations
You can drastically reduce your liability by clearly laying out all employee expectations and prohibited behavior. Plain English and Readily Available Thorough, up-to-date, legally compliant, understandable and readily available—these are the essential characteristics of an effective employee handbook. Aside from keeping a current copy easily accessible to employees, it is also wise to have employees sign a form stating that they received and reviewed the employee handbook. This signature will ensure that an employee cannot later claim that he or she was unaware of a particular policy.
Human Resources For Your Company
Time Crunch HR departments are often short on time and inundated with numerous important tasks. With increasing pressure and a time crunch for all the responsibilities in HR, finding time to write an employee handbook and keep it updated, can be difficult.
GDI Insurance Agency, Inc. can provide you with educational resources and dozens of sample handbook policies to assist you as you put together your employee handbook and work to keep it updated. You can reach GDI Insurance Agency, Inc. at 209-634-2929.
Extra bonus free offer as well, we will also send you an new employee on boarding kit.
Please note all this is copyrighted, but we give you permission to use it in your business and to modify it as needed.
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