Your company Employee Handbook should cover all the rules and regulations that an employee is expected to know and follow. They are an employee’s guide that explains the company rules and regulations.
On the first day of person’s emplooyment, s/he is given a copy of the company’s Employee Handbook and after a week is asked to sign an agreement stating that s/he has read the handbook and understands its content. This way, both employees and employers are protected.
Employees will be protected because they will know the company rules and regulations. The employer will be protected because should employees break any of the company rules and regulations, they won’t be able to claim innocence if they have confirmed that they understood the rules.
Employee Handbooks normally back-up the company’s formal Human Resources Policies and Procedures manuals.