Employee Handbooks serve many purposes. They inform and educate your employees on the policies of your company and they also are used to protect you during a lawsuit. If your company has 10 employees or more, you should have an Employee Handbook to assure a uniform application of your company’s policies. A well written Employee Handbook keeps your managers and supervisors informed on the law and how to apply policies consistently to employees they oversee.
A word of warning to outsourcing your Employee Handbook to your payroll company. We have encountered numerous businesses who have paid for an Employee Handbook to a third-party vendor, such as a payroll company. Generally, these handbooks are not California-compliant! California has a wealth of complicated labor laws that are changed almost yearly. Keeping up with the changes in California labor laws is a full-time job. It’s also exactly what we do.
If you’re interested in having the attorneys at Chauvel & Glatt, LLP take a brief look at your handbook, we can help make sure you are compliant by changing or creating a whole new handbook. As “Employer Lawyers” our job is to protect you and your business, give us a call today.
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