Employee handbooks are not required, but they should be a staple to any business and, if written properly and understood by both the company and employees, can help prevent liability. Keep in mind that when you draft a handbook you want it to reflect your company’s actual practices — “say what you do and do what you say”. Employee handbooks set the expectations between the employer and the employee. They should provide clear guidelines on the company’s rules and practices. Read more about the value and benefits of employee handbooks here.