Do I Need an Employee Handbook?

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Sandy Pardue

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Paul Edwards, CEO and Co-Founder of CEDR HR Solutions, met with us at the Townie Meeting podcast booth to discuss a common HR mistake: the lack of a thorough Employment Handbook.

Your employee handbook helps prevent many headaches for your office, before they ever happen. They provide a common resource for everyone, from the office manager to a brand new employee on their first day, to handle many of the day-to-day issues they encounter. With fair rules being applied consistently to everyone, you’ll avoid many of the common dilemmas that occur at so many small practices.

Professionally written employee handbooks also tend to discourage lawsuits from being brought by unscrupulous lawyers. The case against an employer becomes much more difficult when there is an updated and compliant employee handbook in place that it often it’s simply not worth their time, with so many easier targets available.

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About Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards has over 25 years’ experience as a manager and owner. As CEO and Co-Founder of CEDR HR Solutions, Paul is an expert in human resources. His employment litigation avoidance techniques and customized employee handbooks have helped hundreds of medical and dental offices in all 50 states successfully solve employee issues. He is also a featured writer for various dental and medical magazines.

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