An an employer, it is critical that your employee policies and procedures are compliant with all provisions of applicable law. Employee handbooks and policies, as well as other resources containing the procedures of your business, are essential to ensuring that the daily life of the workplace runs smoothly and efficiently. In the event that an employee does consider legal action against your company, you want to ensure that you are protected - one way to do this is to make sure your employee resources are legally compliant.
An employee handbook provides employees an overview of policies that are specific to your company, in addition to other relevant information such as employee benefits. In short, employee handbooks and policies set specific expectations for your employees while also ensuring that your business complies with the law. Perhaps most importantly, the employee handbook can help protect your business against employee lawsuits and claims, such as wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination. An employee handbook also introduces new employees to your company culture and values.
It can be daunting to draft an employee handbook on your own, especially considering the myriad of statutes and regulations that must be adhered to under California employment law. Our attorneys at White and Bright, LLP have honed their employee handbook drafting skills to not only provide a clear and concise outline of policies and benefits for your company, but to ensure that any handbook is legally compliant with all applicable laws and is reflective of your culture and values as a company.