Springhouse Solicitors

Staff handbooks, and what to include in them

Some staff policies are required by law. Some can be very effective in avoiding legal problems, and, a third category can be very helpful in setting out the standards of behaviour you expect of your staff.

We do usually not recommend that staff policies are written into employment contracts (i.e. that they are ‘contractual’). This is so that they can be changed easily, and so that the employer does not find itself legally obliged to do what they say. Employees, on the other hand, can be obliged to do what they say by putting an appropriate clause in their contracts of employment.

Required by law

Strongly recommended to avoid legal liability

Also recommended