The company handbook is one of the most important tools available to employers and is likewise invaluable to employees. Unfortunately, many employers either draft their own handbooks, take another company’s handbook off of the internet or have a “watered-down” company handbook. There are few better investments than having a custom-tailored handbook for your company and your handbook should be review on a yearly basis to guarantee that it is up-to-date and mirroring the needs of the company and their employees. Each state has different laws so it is important to consider the jurisdiction in which you live when drafting an employee handbook.

Whichever attorney you choose, it is important to go through a question and answer session with your attorney, as there are many factors to consider when drafting an employee handbook. Best of luck, and remember the old saying, “don’t be penny wise and pound foolish.” Draft an effective handbook that will serve your company for years to come.