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Employee Handbook Update

We are revising our employee handbook. Do we need to have all employees sign an acknowledgment of receiving the new handbook or can we just distribute it?

A signed acknowledgment from each employee is best. This ensures you have a clear confirmation that each employee received the updated handbook. Such confirmation can be a signed acknowledgment form or an electronic confirmation.

Remember, the purpose of an employee handbook is to ensure employees are aware of important policies and procedures. In order to properly hold employees accountable to those policies and procedures it’s necessary to ensure they’re aware of them. A signed acknowledgment does just that.

Depending upon your company/culture and the significance of the changes made, it may be best to not only distribute the new handbook but also discuss the updates with employees. For example, if you’re updating a paid time off policy then it’s best to inform employees of the specific changes.


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