Use of Company Property
Although not as common in the restaurant industry, a policy about company property is something employers may want to include (for example, that uniforms provided by the company must be returned at the end of employment).
Group Insurance Benefits
Make a summary reference to your insurance benefits and eligibility. Then direct the employees to the details in a separate benefits handbook that may be provided by the insurance provider.
If you provide a short-term disability benefit, you will want to mention it in the employee handbook; but again, because the rules are complicated, refer to a more detailed document.
Continuation of Medical Care/COBRA
If you employ 20 or more persons, the law requires that, under most circumstances, you provide continuation of medical/healthcare benefits to employees who leave the company. This policy should be outlined in the employee handbook.
Your business likely is required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Make sure that your employee handbook contains the proper notices as required by state law.
Vaccination and/or Mask Policy
If you require that your employees are vaccinated or must wear a mask, you should outline the requirement in your employee handbook.
In addition, you should include other policies and benefits provided to employees including maternity leave, funeral leave, jury duty, military service, and tuition reimbursement policies.