Create Your Own Employee Handbook

Create Your Own Employee Handbook

A Legal & Practical Guide for Employers

Lisa Guerin, Amy Delpo


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HR professionals, managers, executives, business owners, and anyone else who is responsible for creating or updating an employee handbook—for a company of any size, in any state—can use this book to do it right.

What is new in this Edition:

  • Every company—no matter how big or how small—needs an employee handbook, both to run a productive workplace and to head off legal problems.
  • The only affordable resource that combines high-quality legal information with more than 100 sample policies—all on an online companion page—which readers can use to quickly create their own handbooks or troubleshoot an existing handbook.
  • Competing products are less comprehensive, don’t provide state-by-state information, are out of date, and/or skimp on the legal help—and sell for twice as much (or more).
  • The 10th edition is completely updated to include federal and state law changes affecting employer policies, such as paid sick leave (including time off for reasons relating to the coronavirus); minimum wage laws (including rules for employees who receive cash tips); drug and alcohol testing (including medical and legal marijuana laws); discrimination; family and medical leave; and much more. The 10th edition also provides policy language and legal information on working from home, a vitally important topic in the age of Covid-19.

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    Lisa Guerin:
    Lisa Guerin is the author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. Guerin has practiced employment law in government, public interest, and private practice where she represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts and in agency proceedings. She is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.|||Amy DelPo is an author and consulting editor who specializes in employment and family law issues. She brings years of criminal and civil law experience to her work at Nolo, having litigated cases in all levels of state and federal courts, including the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Since leaving the active practice of law, she has earned a master’s degree in library and information science, specializing in legal research and law librarianship. She has written numerous employment law titles, including The Performance Appraisal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. Ms. DelPo received her law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.