Where do you find state-specific information for drafting handbook addendums? I’m moreso looking for a summary basically of what is required to be in a handbook per state and not having much luck.

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If you have a SHRM membership, all the resources and tools are there to build one. Check it out plus a ton of other great resources.


Employee handbooks are not required by any state per se. There are only policies that must be followed. Try searching for mandatory policies for your state.


I work with our lawyer for any state specific requirements

Agree. We also do this. Specific requirements could be tricky so it's important to consult a lawyer.

I used the state website - that helped me significantly!

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