Whatever shape your employee handbook's in, it could probably be better. More comprehensive. More clear. More helpful for communicating your rules and expectations clearly and keeping you out of a lawsuit.
An incomplete or incorrect handbook is more than just a nuisance. If it's not drafted correctly, your handbook can actually lead you down the very path you're hoping to avoid: The one that leads to the local courthouse.
Our HR Management & Compliance Report, the California Employee Handbook Template, includes 101 vital policies—written specifically for employers in California—including:
- At-Will Employment
- Employee Classifications
- Social Media Code of Conduct
- Right to Observe Employees
- Voice Mail, Email, Electronic and Computer Files, and Usage
- Appearance and Courtesy; Uniforms
- Equal Employment Opportunity
- Harassment Prohibited
- Retaliation Prohibited
- Bullying Prohibited
- Accommodation of Disabilities
- Zero Tolerance for Drugs or Alcohol in the Workplace
- Final Pay
- Progressive Discipline
- Rest Periods
- Meal Periods
- Overtime Pay, Authorization, and Mandatory Overtime
- Payroll Deductions
- Travel Time Pay
- Bereavement Leave
- COBRA Coverage for Health Insurance
- And 79 more!
All of the policies have been drafted by an experienced California employment lawyer. Plus, they are fully editable and customizable—when you order, you'll get a link to editable Word versions of all 101 policies.
We've provided practical information for every single policy on:
- Which employers the policy applies to
- Which employees the policy applies to
- Whether the policy is required or optional
- Special considerations
It's like having a California employment lawyer on call, working on your handbook 24/7, at a fraction of the cost!
Best of all, we've gone through the entire handbook and made all of the updates you need now—including these key changes:
- Paid sick leave requirements under recently amended California law.
- State law imposing joint liability on an employer for a labor contractor’s failure to pay all required wages and/or to secure valid workers’ compensation coverage.
- A memorandum issued by the NLRB’s General Counsel outlining policies that prohibit or restrict protected conduct. Updated policies include Standards of Conduct, Social Media, Conflict of Interest, Political Activities, and Cell Phones and Personal Communication Devices.
- Coverage of unpaid interns and volunteers under FEHA.
- State law prohibiting employers from requiring an employee to take a leave of absence because of pregnancy.
- New California equal pay law.
- Coverage of accommodation requests for disability or religion as “protected activity” under FEHA
- And much more!