Is a private (non state or federal) business required to provide an employee handbook?

Asked over 2 years ago - Los Angeles, CA

HR told me they are not required to give employee handbooks. In fact, they only have it for management training or references? Is this correct?

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  1. Pamela Koslyn

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    Answered . Public, private, large, small --every type of company can have one, or not, as they like. Most big businesses do, since it's going to be written to protect them.

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  2. Tai Christopher Bogan

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    Answered . An employee handbook is a good idea but not required. Where do these rumors start?

    The above information does not establish an attorney client relationship nor is it meant to provide legal advice.
  3. Michael Charles Doland

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    Answered . There is no legal requirement for a company to have an employee handbook in California.

    The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advise" but analysis, and different lawyers may... more

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