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How to Create an Employee Handbook


Creating an employee handbook is important to setting company policies that employees will follow. Here is a list of items to help you start creating an Employee Handbook for your company. Remember to have a lawyer review any handbook distributed to employees.

Table of Contents


  • Company Mission Statement

General Information

  • Equal Employment Policy
  • American Disability Policy
  • Personal Safety
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Violence and Weapons

Company Policies

  • Company Visitors
  • Security Badges
  • Dress Code
  • Personal Phone Usage
  • Personal Internet Usage
  • Business and Travel Expenses
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Office Supplies


  • Benefits Eligibility
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Plans
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Section 125 Plans

Leave of Absence Policies

  • Employee Hours and Work Schedules
  • Pay Periods
  • Overtime
  • Attendance Records
  • Lateness
  • Sick Leave
  • Personal Days
  • Vacation Time
  • Emergency Closings and Weather
  • Jury Duty
  • Bereavement Leave
  • FMLA Leave of Absence
  • Military Leave of Absence


  • Promotions
  • Bonuses
  • Stock Options
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discounts

Terms of Employment

  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Non-Competitor Competition Agreement
  • Employee at Will
  • Termination

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