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How to Write an Employment Policy

Author: Douglas Zucker, Bauch Zucker Hatfield LLC

It is important for employers to document policies and procedures in writing to ensure consistency and to make sure that all employees, including supervisors, are familiar with their rights and obligations. Continuity and consistency in understanding and application of policies are essential to protect employers from claims of unfairness or breach of contract. In preparing any employment policy, it is important for an employer to apply the following steps: