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How to Write an Employment Policy

Author: Douglas S. 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 and supervisors are familiar with their rights and obligations with respect to the employer. Continuity and consistency in understanding and application of policies are essential to protect employers from employment-related claims of discrimination and breach of contract. In preparing any employment policy, it is important for an employer to apply the following steps: