Now is the Time to Update Your Employee Handbook

Now is the Time to Update Your Employee Handbook

Your employee handbook can be an important document to protect your business from risk and exposure. It is a great place to spotlight your business and establish a set of do’s and don’ts for a successful year.

As we take on the uncertainty of 2021, now is the time to update your employee handbook.

What to include in your employee handbook:

  • Employment law policies at the federal, state, and local level
  • A company overview
  • Employment policies including job classifications, employment eligibility, termination procedures, and more
  • Anti-discrimination policies
  • Sexual harassment prevention statement and policies
  • Policies and expectations around hours of operation, attendance, and schedules 
  • Code of conduct, including details on dress code, device usage, cybersecurity, social media usage, etc. 
  • OSHA requirements

Steps to take when it comes to your handbook:

  • Make sure you have a handbook
  • Make sure it’s up to date
  • Make sure you can follow your own handbook. Make sure everyone has a chance to read and understand. Make sure you get signed acknowledgements from each employee

Updates to consider for your 2021 handbook: 

  • LGBTQ protections and anti-discrimination language
  • Remote work expectations and policies
  • Employee leave requirements
  • Reopening/safety plans in response to COVID-19
  • Covid safety training requirements
  • Update Osha safety language

You don’t need to be overwhelmed by these changes. Let CertiPay write your custom handbook. Take advantage of our HR expert team by reaching out to us here.

Posted Jan 4, 2021
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