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An employee handbook is a very useful document for the employer. It helps to communicate the company's policies and procedures. The employer can rely on it when implementing disciplinary and other procedures  If you do not have an Employee Handbook, you should get one now. Don't wait until it is too late. If you have had an Employee Handbook in place for a number of years, it may be a good time to have it reviewed to check that it is up to date,. Employment law in Ireland is constantly changing.

You can choose to download the document only or you can choose to have it reviewed by one of our experts after you have completed it. The document comes with a useful guide on how to complete it.


What is covered in the employee handbook?

They employee handbook is very comprehensive. It covers all of the main areas of employment law affecting the workplace. It outlines how each area is dealt with, step by step. This means that everyone knows what to do in a given situation,thus reducing the opportunities for costly mistakes.

Here is a copy of the contents page.



1.1 Welcome.

1.2 Purpose of Handbook

1.3 Company Background and Mission Statement.

1.4 Employment Records.

1.5 Data Protection


2.1 Disciplinary Procedure.

2.1.1 Purpose of Procedure.

2.1.2 Operation of procedure

2.1.3 Informal Procedure

2.1.4 Formal Procedure

2.1.5 Disciplinary Interview

2.2 Grievance Procedure.

2.3 Bullying and Harassment Policy & Procedure.

2.4 Health & Safety Policy

2.5 Equality Policy

2.6 Tobacco Policy

2.7 Overtime Policy

2.8 Visitors

2.9 Social Media Policy

2.10 CCTV System Policy

2.11 Making a protected disclosure – Whistleblowing


3.1 Hours of work

3.2 Lunch Periods and Breaks.

3.3 Absence

3.4 Hygiene

3.5 Alcohol & Drugs

3.6 E-mail and Internet use

3.7 Confidentiality

3.8 Resignation and Termination

3.9 Lay-off / Short-Time

3.10 Redundancy.


4.1 Annual Leave

4.1.1 Compassionate Leave

4.1.2 Maternity Leave

4.1.3 Paternity Leave

4.1.4 Parental Leave

4.1.5 Force Majeure Leave

4.1.6 Carer’s Leave

4.1.7 Adoptive Leave

4.1.8 Jury Duty.

4.2 Pension Policy and plans

4.3 Training and Professional Development

4.4 Sick leave


What help is available?

The document comes with help on how to complete it. The important areas are highlighted by red text. Simply follow the instructions in red and fill in the details. When you reach the end you will have an up to date employee handbook.

What is the expert review service?

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