Policies

Sample Policy & Procedure Manual

2014 Policy Survey Summary

These policies have been developed to help employers in the preparation of employee handbooks. They may be used to develop an entire handbook, to create individual policies, or to update existing policies. They have been developed to comply with the majority of state law provisions. However, their application in individual states and to individual employers should be reviewed by experienced employment law counsel. The policies include commentary (in red) on what you should consider including in your policies as well as practical advice and suggestions. 

How to Use These Policies

Foreword

I Introduction

II    General Information 

III    Employment

IV    Compensation

V    Benefits

VI    Safety

VII    Other

 

How to Use These Policies

Many of the policies in this section were written by Margaret Morford, an attorney and president of the national consulting firm The HR Edge, Inc.  Margaret's comments all appear in red so that you know what needs to be deleted before you copy and paste a policy into your own manual. Those things that appear in brackets will require you to fill in some sort of information, such as the name of your organization or the title of a designated person. Also the generic term "organization" is used in the policies to describe whatever entity your employer is. It sometimes makes the wording a bit stilted so you are encouraged to substitute "company," "business," "agency," or "government" if you believe that better fits your needs.