What unique policies do I need to consider for my company handbook?

Each state has its own set of rules, and so do many localities. We can cover the basics and make some suggestions, but we need to know how a few things work at your company (or at least how you'd like them to).

Tip Policy

  • Pooling or tip outs: what are the expectations and calculations?


Employee Discounts

Employee as Guest

Employee Lockers

  • Where should employees store their belongings while they are at work?
  • How can they secure them?

Insurance Benefits

  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Workers Comp (required in many states)

Vacation/Sick Leave/PTO

Bulletin boards

  • Where will employee communications be posted (i.e. schedule, announcements)?

Incentive programs

  • Employee referrals
  • Performance bonuses


  • How restrictive do you want to be?

Video Surveillance

  • Does it exist? Where?