Employee Handbooks

When to update your employee handbook and how

When To Update Your Employee Handbook and How

By Cristina Amyot / March 29, 2023

Employee handbooks are not just a long list of ingrained rules employees have to follow. Instead, they are a beneficial and necessary part of operating a business that helps outline your expectations of employee behavior, instructs your employees on what they need to know in order to be successful, and, quite frankly, allows you to…

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Employee handbook policies

What Policies Should Be Included in an Employee Handbook

By Cristina Amyot / May 19, 2021

Once we get past why every business needs an employee handbook (that’s a subject for another blog), we are next asked what policies should be included. Since what you put in your handbook can come back to haunt you, let’s start with what should not be included: Promises of any kind an employer isn’t willing…

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Employee handbook mistakes

Which of These Employee Handbook Writing Mistakes is Your Firm Making?

By Cristina Amyot / April 9, 2018

I have seen and helped write my fair share of employee handbooks during my years at Enform HR. Some manuals are so choke-full of legalese that you have to be a lawyer to decipher them, while others go the extra mile to be reader-friendly. Both approaches to writing have their pros and cons. Stiff, Professional…

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Up-to-date employee handbook

Protect Your Company with an Up-to-Date Employee Handbook

By Cristina Amyot / January 6, 2015

It may seem like a chore to keep an up-to-date employee handbook, but if you run a company, utilizing one is crucial for the success and security of your business. An employee handbook is an important tool for communication between you and your employees. A good handbook should put forward your expectations for employees as…

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Employee file checklist

Documents Your Company Should Keep In Your Employee File Checklist

By Cristina Amyot / October 8, 2014

As an employer, you need to collect and securely store certain forms for each of your employees. Federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the Department of Labor, dictate and regulate strict rules and privacy obligations for handling employee information (fines for non-compliance can range up…

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