An employee handbook, not to be confused with a policy manual, is a guide for employees to reference company information, policies, procedures and expectations. Although it is especially useful for onboarding new employees, the handbook should always be accessible to every employee.
According to Keven Steinberg, labor and employment lawyer at Steinberg Law, a company employee handbook not only provides clear information for employees to reference, it also acts to minimize and deter potential legal liability.
“The handbook should set forth a protocol of zero tolerance, and outline a complaint procedure where all employees feel comfortable lodging complaints, if necessary, and freely and voluntarily participating in independent privileged investigations,” said Steinberg.
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