As a company starts to think about bringing on additional personnel, one “must-do” action is to put an employee handbook together. This book spells out the company’s policies for and their expectations of the employee’s actions.
Many small business owners sometimes run afoul of local employment laws and regulations by not having such a governing document available for their employees.
While many business owners are somewhat overwhelmed at the prospect of assembling the contents of the handbook, the US Small Business Administration has an easy to understand briefing on the contents of the handbook and a downloadable template that business owners can utilize.
This template can be accessed through: http://www.sba.gov/content/employee-handbooks