Well-crafted employee handbooks can be a positive communication tool that helps create and maintain good order and discipline. Poorly constructed handbooks leave gaps in policies and create unnecessary risks for the organization.
In Texas, employment is at-will, and at no time, do employers want to imply through an employee handbook or other employee communication that there is an implied contract of employment. There are a number of policies that should be included within the pages of an employee handbook below is partial list of important policies:
- Employment At-Will
- Equal Employment Opportunity
- American with Disability Act
- Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation in the Workplace
- Safety & Security
- Workplace Violence
- Drug and Alcohol Use
- Conflict of Interest
- Workplace Expectations (code of conduct)
- Time Off / Leave of Absence
- Travel & Expense Policy
- Personnel Records
The organization and formatting of your handbook should be specific to your business and the use of templates should be used with caution.
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