Your employee handbook should include statements on these topics:
Welcome to the Company:
Letter from the CEO.
Brief history of the company.
Rules and Procedures:
Lunch periods and breaks.
Holidays, vacations and sick leave.
Disability accommodation requests.
Personal use of company equipment.
Theft and dishonesty.
Misconduct and insubordination.
Use of illegal drugs and alcohol on the job.
Smoking in restricted areas.
Policy on sexual harassment and discrimination.
Promotions and transfers.
Health, life, disability and other insurance.
Pension and retirement plans.
Savings and stock purchase plans.
Safety and Health:
General safety rules.
Reporting job-related accidents.
Affirmative Action Statement
Your handbook should include a statement that each new employee must sign to acknowledge responsibility for receiving, reading, understanding and agreeing to abide by your company’s rules. Keep the signed statement in the employee’s personnel file.
Your statement could read as follows: “I hereby acknowledge receipt of the company handbook. I certify that I have read and fully understand the rules and procedures contained in it. I acknowledge my full responsibility to follow them faithfully in all respects.”