Employee Handbooks: Best Practices
This Note describes best practices for creating, distributing and maintaining an employee handbook. It discusses key reasons to create a handbook, drafting guidelines, considerations for employers that are creating a handbook from existing policies, tips for organizing a handbook, compliance with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), distributing a handbook, employee acknowledgments and maintaining a handbook. This Note addresses federal law. For information on state law requirements, see the State Q&A Tools under Related Content to the right.