What is the purpose of an Employee handbook?

Why to have an employee handbook, how it dovetails with employment contracts and minimizes risks of Tribunal claims

An 'Employee handbook' is a useful document to ensure your employees understand fully the administrative processes of your organisation, in addition to your policies and procedures on a number of employment-related issues. For example, you can use an 'Employee handbook' to outline your business's dress code and policy on company cars and bonus schemes, as well as employment law issues such as maternity/paternity leave and grievance procedures.

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The MyLawyer 'Employee handbook' is comprehensive and kept current with the most recent changes in employment law. Used in conjunction with our 'Employee statement' or 'Employment agreement', our 'Employee handbook' will help ensure your business is compliant with employment law and will help protect you from potentially costly law suits such as for unfair dismissal.

Our 'Employee handbook' encompasses the main areas of the employee/employer relationship, including disciplinary and dismissal, employee grievances, employee capability, health and safety, sickness and incapacity, holiday entitlement, use of electronic communications and retirement.

In addition, it covers the use and return of equipment, relationships at work, right to search, intellectual property, recruitment, outside business interests, resignation and redundancy.

The information on this page applies to England and Wales only.

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