Book Title:

Create Your Own Employee Handbook: A Legal & Practical Guide (Paperback)
by Lisa Guerin (Author), Amy Delpo (Author)

Editorial Reviews:

You don’t have shell out big bucks to a professional handbook developer. Instead, turn to the pages of this Handbook.

Book Description

Providing your employees with a handbook that spells out your company’s benefits, policies and procedures makes great sense, practically and legally.

Create Your Own Employee Handbook provides all the information and policies managers, HR professionals and business owners need to create their own reader-friendly guide. Each chapter covers a different topic, including:

  • at-will employment
  • hiring
  • pay and payroll
  • workdays and hours
  • performance evaluations
  • benefits
  • discrimination and harassment
  • complaints and investigations
  • leave
  • health and safety
  • substance abuse
  • privacy in the workplace
  • discipline

Each chapter first explains the legal and practical considerations that apply to its topic, then supplies sample policies that you can use as-is, or tailor to meet your needs. The CD-ROM lets you cut-and-paste the policies you need to create your own handbook instantly.

List of Forms

  • Form A: Handbook Acknowledgment Form
  • Form B: Payroll Deduction Authorization Form
  • Form C: Expense Reimbursement Form
  • Form D: Email and Internet Policy Acknowledgment

About the Author

Lisa Guerin. During her years as a law student at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, Lisa worked for Nolo as a research and editorial assistant. After a stint as a staff attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Lisa worked primarily in the field of employment law, in both government and private practice. Lisa recently rejoined the staff at Nolo, where she is the co-author of Nolo’s Pocket Guide to California Law.

Amy Delpo. Attorney Amy DelPo brings more than six years of criminal and civil litigation experience to her work at Nolo, having litigated cases in all levels of state and federal courts, including the California Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. Before coming to Nolo in January 2000, Ms. DelPo specialized in employment law, handling a wide variety of disputes between employers and employees, including sexual harassment, discrimination and wage-and-hour issues. Her real-world experience enriches her work at Nolo, where she edits and writes numerous employment law titles, including The Performance Appraisal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees (co-author) and Create Your Own Employee Handbook (co-author). Ms. DelPo received her law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.