Keeping it current – Is it time to update your employee handbook?
Abstract: An employee handbook or “employee manual” paints a picture of the nonprofit that employees will be working for, how that organization treats them, and what it expects from them. In the long run, it can help protect a nonprofit against a range of liabilities. Regardless of size, all nonprofits should offer employees a handbook that’s clear, current and complete. This article discusses specific policies that it should address and notes currently proposed federal legislation that, if enacted, will affect employment law. A sidebar discusses the status of current minimum-wage legislation.