WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AN EMPLOYEE OR BENEFITS POLICY MANUAL AND REFERENCE MANUAL?

 

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There are two types of Manuals you may choose from on our website for both the Employee Handbook and the Benefits Overview.  Please review the differences between them below to help you decide which one(s) would be best for your company or organization:

  • A policy manual is shorter and contains the basic policies or benefits only with no additional information or guidance.  This manual may be better for smaller companies (less than 20 employees) and do not want to give out too many details regarding their policies or benefits.
  • A reference manual contains three sections for each policy and is typically longer. The three sections are:
    • 1 - Policy or Benefit 
      • Same basic policy or benefit that is in the shorter manual.
    •  2 - Management Reference Information & Additional Policy/Benefit Content
      • Provides additional content to add to the basic policy/benefit if desired or needed.
      • Provides additional information to management to help make decisions regarding specific policy or benefit.
      • Provides links to forms, posters and other content in regard to the specific policy or benefit for additional information
    • 3 - Risk Management Tips
      •  Provides additional tips to help reduce the potential for Wrongful Employment Practices claims by employees.

For BOTH Manuals:

  • You may take out or add information as desired according to your own company policies or benefits.
  • They contain a Paginated Table of Contents and a Hot linked Table of Contents for ease of use.
  • They contain footnotes throughout which guide you in completing the Manual on your own.
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