Employee handbook definition

What does Employee handbook mean?

A document that sets out the work practices and policies of the employer.

The Employee Handbook is typically used to set out the work practice and rules of the employer and covers matters such as holiday leave, disciplinary and grievance procedures, statutory rights such as maternity and paternity leave etc. The Handbook is often used to set out the employee's entitlement to benefits. The Handbook can be part of the contractual terms and conditions of the employee, but it is also common for an employer to make it a non-contractual document in order to allow it to amend or change its policies on a regular basis. It is now very common for the Employee Handbook to be set up on the employer's Intranet in electronic form.

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