Does your employee handbook have a statement of purpose and objectives? Laws and court decisions today require your policies and workplace rules are business-related and work-related.
This is why, somewhere in your employee handbook, you need a statement of the purposes and objectives of your policies. Some handbooks include a purpose or objective with each policy or rule. Others use a list of purposes at the beginning of the handbook.
Here is an example of the kind of language you can use:
All of our policies are intended to help achieve one or more of these purposes:
- To protect employees from physical danger.
- To promote productive work habits.
- To insure profitable productivity.
- To create employment opportunities and support employee benefits.
For additional information on employee handbooks see this resource page.