Employment Law FAQs
Do I need an employee handbook?
An employee handbook is recommended because it provides employees with a reference tool about how the employer operates. The handbook will describe the various employee classifications, employee benefits, employee discipline and various policies imposed pursuant to federal and state laws. A handbook is a good way to ensure that you have all the legally required policies in place such as harassment, anti-discrimination, FMLA, and any other policies required by state or federal law. Most importantly, a handbook should contain a prominent statement that employees are considered at-will and can be terminated at any time with or without cause and with or without notice. By protecting the “at will” employment relationship, employers will be better able to avoid litigation when terminating an employee.