implement and apply its policies on a consistent basis. If employers decide to have
employment policies, they should establish and maintain such policies in accordance with the
Establish Policies and Procedures That Are Appropriate
An employer should have employment policies and procedures in place that are
appropriate for the employer’s particular workplace, given the size of the company, the make
up of the workforce, and the company’s mission and goals.
Once the employer has the employment policies and procedures established, it should
make sure that it communicates these policies to the employees clearly and on a regular
basis. This can be done through handbooks, training sessions, company web pages, posters,
memos, e-mail notices, and postings.
Enforce Policies Consistently
It is important to enforce policies consistently so that the employer is not vulnerable
to claims of discriminatory or unfair treatment.
Review and Revise Policies as Needed on a Regular Basis
If an employer has employment policies and procedures in place, it should have them
reviewed and updated on a regular basis to make sure that they comply with current laws and
that they reflect changes in the company’s operations or workforce.
Electronic Communications Policy
Leave Policies, including FMLA, Worker’s Compensation, and Maternity/ Paternity Leave and other types of Family Leave
Sexual Harassment Policy
EXAMPLES OF EMPLOYMENT POLICIES FOR EMPLOYERS