When taking on employees your business could be responsible for an employee’s actions. An employee handbook is the synopsized policies and procedures of an organization. One of the most important aspects of any employment relationship is the communication between the employer and the employee, and the employee handbook is an integral part of that communication. The employee handbook sets forth company expectations as well as the expectations an employee should have from the company. A well written handbook addresses the major points of employment with the company in as clear and as concise language as possible, while maintaining the maximum amount of flexibility. It will define policies regarding termination, drug use, Internet and e-mail use, vacation, sick leave, grievances, benefits, disability, sexual harassment and other important policies.