Which Company Policies and Procedures to Include

The company policies and procedures you include in your employee handbook will depend on a number of factors, including the size of your company and the nature of your business. You also need to ensure compliance with state and federal labor laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), amongst others.

You can find out more about company policies and procedures you should create in our handy downloadable employee handbook template. Here are a few examples to give you an idea.

Employee Conduct Policy

An employee conduct policy defines your expectations about how your employees should behave. It usually outlines aspects including proper dress code, use of social media and smartphones, acceptable behavior in the workplace, and social norms. Your employee code of conduct policy should reflect your vision, core values, and the overall culture of your organization.

Time Off and Attendance Policy

A time off and attendance policy outlines your rules and guidelines relating to work schedules and absences. It should define how your employees should schedule paid or unpaid time off or notify their managers of absences or late arrivals. It should also establish the consequences of failing to adhere to absence procedures.