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The advantages of having a handbook

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in Employment Law,FMLA Guidelines,Human Resources

Q. We’re a small company and have never had an employee handbook. Why should we have one?

A. Handbooks are not required by law. However, they are a good place to record your harassment/EEO policy, FMLA policy (if you have at least 50 employees, you are covered by FMLA), and general employment policies such as at-will employment.

Handbook provisions can be enforceable as contracts, so make sure the terms are clear enough that a third party could determine what they mean, and then make sure you comply with them.

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