• The Nuts and Bolts of an Employment Manual
  • October 14, 2013 | Author: Maureen E. Carr
  • Law Firm: Rees Broome, PC - Tysons Corner Office
  • As a threshold matter, why should an employer have an employment manual? First, a manual establishes the standard operating procedures for employees. Second, a well-drafted manual creates a benchmark for how employees should expect to be treated by the employer. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, a manual can help an employer comply with legal requirements (although employers are not required to have a manual) and, in many cases, serves as a first line of defense against claims by employees.