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Employee Handbook

Santa Clara County Lawyers for Developing Workplace Policies

Employee HandbookWhen you rely on a team of employees to carry out the day-to-day operations of your business, effective communication is critical. This is especially true when it comes to the rules, regulations, and policies that govern employee conduct and other aspects of your company. One of the most common methods of communicating such information is by means of an employee handbook. An employee handbook can be a valuable tool for your business, as it can help protect you from potential liability.

At SAC Attorneys LLP, we have helped businesses of all sizes establish best practices and employee handbooks for nearly 15 years. With more than 50 years of combined legal experience and a diverse personal and professional background, our team is equipped to help your company prevent problems by drafting clear, concise, and reasonable corporate policies and procedures.

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An employee handbook is more than a guide for your workers; it is a repository for your company’s approach to a wide variety of topics. A well-designed employee handbook can demonstrate to your employees that your business has established policies and procedures regarding issues such as workplace safety, discrimination, and drug or alcohol use. It can also be used to communicate your employees’ rights regarding family leave, paid time off, and other considerations.

Employee handbooks are not mandatory under California law, but if you develop one, it must include certain policies. Your company is required to maintain written policies regarding harassment, discrimination, and retaliatory behavior. Other policies, such as those regarding your dress code, disciplinary procedures, and the use of company property may also be appropriate depending on the needs of your business. Our attorneys can help you decide what policies to include so that your employees have the information they need to maximize their productivity.

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As a business owner, you have the right to amend or terminate policies contained in your handbook, but you must do so carefully and in a non-discriminatory manner. An employee handbook is a legal document effectively represents an agreement between you and your staff. It is crucial for you to be certain that your company’s policies do not violate federal or California law or unintentionally override your workers’ at-will employment status.

At SAC Attorneys LLP, our skilled attorneys will work with you in developing an employee handbook that provides information for your employees and legal protection for your business. If your business requires a different handbook for each category of employees, we can help ensure they do not contain conflicting information or unenforceable provisions.

Call (408) 436-0789 for a Free Consultation

To learn more about how a comprehensive employee handbook can protect your company, contact our office today. Schedule your free initial consultation at SAC Attorneys LLP by calling (408) 436-0789. Located in San Jose, California, our firm is proud to serve private and commercial clients in San Mateo, San Francisco, Fremont, Cupertino, Morgan Hill, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, Alameda County, and Santa Clara County.

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