2020 Compliant Employee Handbook

Regularly Updated & Maintained By UK HR Professionals

2020 Ready

12 Month’s Access, UK Storage & Updates

Why have a Handbook

An Employee Handbook can bring many benefits to an organisation.  It is a compilation of policies, procedures and working practices that guide your employee actions and help set expectations.

An Employee Handbook provides an organisation with protection and flexibility.

Communicating your organisations standards and workplace rules gives employees a clear understanding of their responsibilities – and ensures that you can take appropriate action if conduct or behaviour is not in line with your handbook.

It also ensures you are compliant with current legislation by including policy documents that are required by law.

An Employee Handbook can help prevent disputes and misunderstanding in the workplace and can improve overall standards.

Creating a company Employee Handbook does not have to be a daunting task if you use the Practical HR Professional Templates. You will be provided with a comprehensive template handbook that can be amended to meet the needs of your Company. See below for a list of content.


  • Easy to use and cost effective
  • Provides protection and flexibility
  • Sets expectations and improves standards
  • Compliant with Legislation with updates provided


The Employee Handbook template has been updated for GDPR and includes:

  • A Data Protection / Privacy Policy (for employees)
  • A Subject Data Request Policy
  • Changes to other related policy documents

Employment Facts

Once purchased, you will also have access to our Employment Facts which provides an up to date summary of key employment facts including statutory rates, minimum wage, holiday entitlement and much more…

Includes the following documents:

Your Employment

  • Induction Training
  • Personal Details
  • References
  • Qualifications or Licences
  • Eligibility to Work in the UK
  • Probationary Period
  • Medical Questionnaire
  • Place of Work
  • Payments – Remuneration
  • Payslips
  • Overpayments and Errors
  • PAYE Tax Office
  • Pay Reviews
  • Expenses
  • Pension Scheme
  • Confidential Information
  • Duty to Report Misconduct

Company Standards

  • Enforcement of Standards and Rules
  • Customer Care
  • Working with Colleagues
  • Relationships at Work
  • Personal Presentation – Appearance and Dress
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Tidiness
  • Smoking (including e-cigarettes)
  • Telephones
  • Personal Mobile Telephones
  • Mobile Telephones issued by the Company
  • Punctuality
  • Facilities
  • Company Premises and Facilities
  • Company Property
  • Security of Company Property
  • Security of Personal Property
  • Alcohol
  • Illegal Drugs and Substances
  • Medication (and drugs and substances)
  • Training and Development
  • Collections and Literature Distribution
  • Thinking of Leaving


  • Holiday Entitlement and Accrual
  • Holiday Pay

Absence from Work 

  • Absence Notification and Certification
  • Absence – Returning to Work
  • Absence – Payment
  • Absence from Work – Other Reasons

Data Protection – GDPR

  • Data Protection / Privacy Policy for Employees
  • Subject Access Request Policy

Employment Policies

  • Managing Absence
  • Inclement Weather Policy
  • Computer, Email, Internet and Social Networking Policy
  • Travel on Company Business
  • Social Events Policy
  • Bribery and Corruption
  • Whistleblowers (Public Interest Disclosure)
  • Equal Opportunities Policy Statement and Procedure
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Improvement Notice and Letters of Concern
  • Disciplinary Procedure
  • Grievance Procedure

Ending Employment

  • Retirement Policy
  • Notice Period
  • Return of Property
  • Redundancy

Seperate Family Friendly Handbook including:

  • Maternity Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Shared Parental Leave
  • Antenatal Leave
  • Adoption Leave
  • Flexible Working
  • Emergency Domestic Leave

Employment Forms

  • New Starter Form
  • Holiday Request Form
  • Absence Request
  • Self Certification
  • Change of Details Form

Whats not included?

  • Additional Consultancy – however you can purchase consultancy services if you would like support to help draft some additional clauses, policy documents or to go through your handbook once you have drafted it from the template. For further information call us on 01702 216573 or visit our main Practical HR website.

12 Month’s Access, Storage & Updates

£199.00 inc VAT

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