A company’s Policies & Procedures (P&P) can both minimize and increase employer liability. While some start-ups have done well without formal P&P, lack of clarity on employee benefits (vacations, sick time, etc.) and behavior expectations (rules of conduct) can make a group of employees unmanageable. The larger the number of employees, the greater the need is for established P&P. It’s a good idea to have a labor attorney review the P&P.
- Policy Samples, Checklists, Forms, and Procedures (About.com/HR).
- Sample policies on common HR topics (HR Council for Non-Profits/Canada).