Employee handbooks: Are they mandatory?

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Q. We have never had an employee handbook. Do we need one? If so, how do we start?

A. You are not legally required to have a handbook. It is useful, however, both in providing legal protections for the company and as an HR tool. You can contact your attorney or an HR organization to get started. Be sure to have an attorney familiar with labor and employment laws review it before you implement the handbook.

One good resource: The HR Specialist has created a Do-It-Yourself Employee Manual binder and CD set that lets you create a manual or update your own. For more information on the manual, click here.

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