The Society for Human Resource Management and Entrepreneur.com both offer sample employee handbooks online. The U.S. Small Business Administration offers detailed guidance on what to include in an employee handbook.
Employee handbooks are a useful way for a company to communicate its work and behavioral expectations of employees and also outline what employees can expect from their company, as the U.S. Small Business Administration notes.
In general, employee handbooks cover topics such as harassment and discrimination, vacations and other types of leave, employee benefits, confidentiality, safety, and a code of conduct.
The company's lawyer should review the employee handbook to ensure its contents comply with federal and state laws and regulations, recommends the Society for Human Resource Management.