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Employee Handbook

Get Our Manual For Only $19.95!

Why spend valuable time downloading individual employee handbook policies when you can download our entire sample handbook in minutes for only $19.95!

Whether you are looking to draft a brand new manual or need to formalize your existing policies, our handbook can get you started on the right track. 

We’ve made a substantial investment, both in time and money, to have our knowledgeable professionals draft a fully formatted employee handbook that can be used as a base to create your own customized employee handbook.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the handbook so inexpensive?

IT's NOT!Our manual cost over $1,000 to draft and review. It would cost you as much -- if not more -- to have an HR consultant or employment lawyer draft the same manual from scratch.

Is the handbook designed for our workforce?
The handbook has been drafted to cover private employers (no unions) and comply with federal employment law. The handbook is based on a fictitious company, Widget, Inc. (one location, with more than 50 employees).

Some of the policies may not apply to your workplace (for example, if you have less than 50 employees, you are not covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act). Similarly, you may want to include policies that are not contained in our handbook (for example, you may provide more holidays off than those specified in our handbook).

Can I adopt the handbook as is?

  • You must review the manual to ensure that it actually meets with your employment policies and procedures.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your policies comply with all applicable law, whether federal, State or local.

    Our handbook is not legal advice and you should not rely on it as such. We strongly recommend that you take your manual to qualified employment counsel for review!

    Our manual -- like all other downloadable manuals -- is a framework on which you can base your manual. State and local laws vary greatly and workplace law can change at any time. Care must be taken that your policies comply with all applicable laws! What might be lawful in New York may be unlawful in California. What might be lawful for service industry employees may be unlawful for manufacturing employees.

    There is no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" employee handbook! Don't be fooled into thinking otherwise.

    How should the handbook be used?

    Read the manual and then make any changes that you think are necessary. Adopt new policies (as outlined in the manual) or conform the policies to your actual practice and procedure.

    When you're done reviewing and editing the manual, take it to a qualified employment lawyer for his or her review.

    Can you help us finalize our employee handbook?
    Unfortunately, no. You should find a qualified HR consultant or employment lawyer in your area to help you finalize your handbook.

    Important: We will not respond to requests to finalize or modify the handbook or questions regarding the interpretation or application of particular policies! Providing that kind of service would preclude us from selling the manual at such a reduced price.

    Can you recommend an HR consultant or lawyer?
    Click here for a state-by-state listing of employment lawyers.

    In what format do you offer the handbook?
    You will download the handbook and forms in a compressed ("zipped") format. Once extracted, you will have the manual in three formats: a rich text file, Microsoft Word Document and Adobe PDF file (all three formats have identical content). All of the forms are in PDF format only.

    What are the system requirements?
    You must have a zip utility to extract the downloaded file. The rich text file can be viewed in most word-processing software. The Microsoft Word version requires that you have a properly licensed version of Microsoft Word installed on your computer (version 2002 or higher). To view the PDF file, you will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat installed on your system (version 7 or higher).

    More Questions?
    You can contact us by email, using the form here.

    Terms and Conditions

    License Agreement for Employee Handbook

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  • What's Included

    Sample Forms Included
  • Employee Application
  • Employee Job Description
  • Manager Job Description
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Direct Deposit Form
  • Policies Included
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  • Employee Welcome
  • Notice
  • Notice Commentary
  • Introduction
  • Expectations Of Employee
  • Expectations Of Employer
  • Expectations Commentary
  • Organizational Structure
  • Employee Suggestions
  • Company Philosophy
  • Customer Relationships
  • Employment At-Will
  • Arbitration Policy
  • Arbitration Commentary
  • Non-Disclosure Policy
  • Non-Compete Policy
  • Mission Statement
  • Grievance Procedure
  • Ombudsman
  • Employment Standards
  • Employee Conduct
  • Employee Conduct - Commentary
  • Outside Employment ("Moonlighting")
  • Conflict Of Interest
  • Nepotism
  • Employment And Supervision Of Relatives
  • Consensual Relationships Of Employees
  • Employment Of Minors
  • Domestic Partners
  • Representing The Company
  • Company Property Rights
  • Return Of Company Property
  • Teamwork
  • Teamwork Commentary
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Life Threatening Illnesses/ Disease
  • Immigration
  • Employee Review And Selection Process
  • Employee Review And Selection Process - Commentary
  • Drug Free Workplace
  • Drug Testing
  • Controlling Drugs And Alcohol - Commentary
  • Job Postings
  • Job Descriptions
  • Performance Evaluations
  • Employment Status & Records
  • Employment Application Process
  • Employee Background Check
  • Credit Investigation
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Change In Status
  • Personnel File & Medical Records - Commentary
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employee Classifications
  • Employee Categories
  • On The Job Training
  • Employee Medical Exams
  • Medical Examinations And Inquiries - Commentary
  • Introductory Period
  • Probationary Period - Commentary
  • Anniversary Date
  • Former Employee Re-Hire
  • Benefit Programs
  • Eligibility Of Benefits
  • Medical/ Health Insurance
  • Medical Plan Opt Out
  • Vision And Dental Plan Benefits
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Bereavement Days
  • 401K Plan
  • Cafeteria Plan
  • Holidays
  • Vacation Days
  • Using Vacation
  • Vacation Schedule
  • Unused Vacation Policy
  • Cash Out Policy
  • Remaining Vacation Upon Termination
  • Personal Days
  • Birthday Pay
  • Transportation Reimbursement
  • Expense Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Voting Time
  • School Visitation
  • Computer Purchase Loan Benefit
  • Continuing Education - Non-State Mandated
  • Payroll Processing
  • Work Schedule
  • Payroll Cycle
  • Recording Your Time
  • Payroll Advances
  • Punctuality
  • Business Hours
  • Hours Worked
  • Meal And Break Periods
  • Meal And Break Periods - Commentary
  • Overtime
  • Your Paycheck
  • Distribution Of Payroll
  • Mandatory Deductions
  • Error In Pay
  • Leaves Of Absence And Mandated Benefits
  • Attendance, Absenteeism And Tardiness
  • Sick Days
  • Education Leave
  • Jury Duty
  • Layoff
  • Family Medical Leave Of Absence (FMLA)
  • Non-FMLA Qualifying Leave
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Panel Of Physicians
  • Medical Restrictions
  • Limited Duty Work Offer
  • Military Leave (USERRA)
  • Employee Conduct And Discipline
  • Employee Resignation
  • Sexual And Other Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment - Commentary
  • Violence In The Workplace
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Discipline - Commentary
  • Dress Code And Personal Appearance
  • Casual Dress Down
  • Cell Phone Use Policy
  • Cell Phone Usage While Driving
  • Company Provided Cell Phones
  • Personal Cell Phones At Work
  • Additional Cell Phone Functions And Services
  • Mp3 Player / Music Headsets / Hand Held Video Games
  • General Safety
  • Visitor Accidents
  • Lockout / Tagout
  • Entering And Leaving Work
  • Chemical Storage
  • Disrobing Procedure
  • Possession Of Unlawful Or Stolen Material
  • Accidents, First Aid And Near Miss
  • Reporting Emergencies
  • Armed Robbery
  • Fire Prevention
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Housekeeping Is Safety
  • Weapons
  • Miscellaneous
  • Closings Due To Emergency
  • Media Inquiries
  • Gifts
  • Smoking And Tobacco Use
  • Smoking In The Workplace - Commentary
  • Non-Business Or Social Visits
  • Solicitation
  • Technology Policy
  • Personal Use Of Company Property
  • Car Pooling Club
  • Workplace Recycling
  • Lost And Found
  • Parking
  • Internships
  • Company Sponsored Events
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