Employee Handbooks: A Workplace Essential


Creating and maintaining an employee handbook is beneficial to both employers and employees.

A well-written handbook communicates to employees important information about the company and its practices. They also help protect employers legally by setting clear expectations and standards that employees must comply with.
Policies that are too specific and rigid can potentially limit an employer’s discretion and flexibility in dealing with a wide variety of circumstances that occur in the workplace. Conversely, policies that are too general make it difficult for employers to hold employees accountable for their actions and behavior.

How does an employer find the right balance in their employee handbook?  

Download CalChamber’s “Employee Handbook: A Workplace Essential” white paper for practical and legal advantages of establishing an employee handbook and some best practices for maintaining it.

Updated December 14, 2023

About CalChamber

As a not-for-profit, CalChamber is a business advocate and expert HR compliance resource for California employers. Our legislative presence at the State Capitol means we know California employment laws inside and out. We monitor, analyze and report changes as they happen, turning our expertise into products and services that help businesses more easily understand and comply with complex laws and regulations.