National Handbook: Table of Contents

How to Use This Table of Contents

This table of contents consists of links to all the National policy statements, which together combine to form a proposed national employee handbook. They have been set forth in a proposed order with suggested categories.

To determine whether a policy statement should be included in your handbook, consult the "When to Include" section found within each policy statement.

General Information


About Our Company

Contact Page

Purpose of Employee Handbook

Employment At-Will

Commitment to Diversity

Equal Employment Opportunity [15+ Employees]

Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment [15+ Employees]

Disability Accommodation

Pregnancy Accommodation

Religious Accommodation

General Employment Practices

Employee Classifications

Employment Eligibility and Work Authorization

Romantic and Family Relationships at Work

Background Checks

Reference Checks

Access to Personnel Files

Performance Reviews

Personal Data Changes

Voluntary Open-Door Policy

Workplace Conduct

Standards of Conduct

Reporting and Anti-Retaliation Policy

Confidential Company Information

Personal Appearance

Attendance and Punctuality

Personal Electronic Devices

Personal Calls

Contact With the Media

Social Media

Conflicts of Interest

Outside Employment

Time Off and Leaves of Absence

Time Off and Leaves of Absence


Floating Holidays


Paid Sick Leave

Personal Leave

Family and Medical Leave

Military Leave

Jury and Witness Duty Leave

Time Off to Vote

Bereavement Leave

Other Leaves of Absence

Pay Practices

Payment of Wages

Work Schedules

Meal and Rest Breaks

Lactation Accommodation



On-Call Pay

Business Travel and Reimbursement

Employee Benefits

Benefits Overview

Medical and Dental Insurance

Same-Sex Marriages, Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships

Flexible Spending Accounts

Group Life Insurance

Disability Benefits

Retirement Benefits

Employee Assistance Program

Service Awards

Employee Referral Program

Matching Gift Program

Educational Assistance Programs

Safety and Security



Weapons in the Workplace

Workers' Compensation

Work-Related Injuries or Illnesses

Smoke-Free Workplace

Emergency Evacuation

Drug-Free Workplace

Company's Right to Search


Use of Company Equipment and Resources

Business Equipment and Information Systems Usage

Dual-Use Device Users

Driving for Company Business

Cell Phone Use/Texting While Driving

Inclement Weather/Office Closing

No Solicitation/Distribution of Literature

Leaving the Company

Separation from Employment

Return of Company Property

References/Verifications of Employment

Exit Interviews


Acknowledgement and Receipt