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WA Employee Handbook Template - 2021-2022

Only $39.95 - Create an MS Word employee handbook for small business in The Evergreen State

Washington Law recent updates include:

  • Paid Family and Medical Leave Update
  • Minimum Wage Updates
  • Overtime Update

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This MS Word template for small business can be completed, then saved as a PDF, RTF or MS Works. It contains all major policies for small business with specific language for Washington regulations, including language covering employee leave policy, and complies with federal guidelines and requirements for employers.

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Formatted specifically for Washington:

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  • Washington-specific template - over 100 policy topics.
  • Easily customize with your company logo.
  • Many topics have multiple options.
  • Easily edit, delete or add topics.
  • Acknowledgement form for employees to sign.
  • FREE Safety Manual template with over 30 topics.
  • FREE No-Compete & Non-Disclosure agreement.
  • FREE Drug Testing Policy and Consent Form.
  • Formatted in Microsoft Word for PC or Mac.
  • Available in PDF format.
  • Available in MS Works format.
  • Available In RTF (Rich Text Format).

Comply With Washington Requirements

In addition to meeting requirements for Washington, policies provided in this template adhere to federal labor laws which meet or exceed state laws. Washington has state-mandated special requirements, that exceed federal requirements, for short-term disability leave for all employers with one or more employees. The employee handbook offered here includes a policy defining adherence to the Washington requirements for short-term disability leave to be used as company policy by Washington-based employers*. Washington small businesses will find, included in this template, policies for cell phones and texting, breaks, conduct, employee use of company vehicles, employee dress code, computer use, compensation, and nearly 100 other optional topics.

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Labor laws require that all businesses have written policy and enforce policies uniformly with all employees. An employee handbook is simply the best, most cost-effective method for complying with this requirement.

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Logically organized for ease of use, topics are included for policies, procedures, employment standards, benefits, discipline and more. Many topics provide two to four options per topic (based on your preferences) for issues like smoking on company property. Developed by HR and management professionals, this template includes options that comply with federal FMLA and EEOC requirements.

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Print and distribute the handbook, or save it as a PDF which can be distributed via email or posted on the web for employees with access.

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Resources for customized WA handbooks.

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries provides detail on workers' rights to be considered when creating a WA employee handbook. The Karen Kruse Law, PLLC offers assistance in creating Washington employee handbooks from scratch. The Tyson Law firm offers answers to frequently asked questions about employee handbooks, for WA employers.

Information About WA Employment

State Legislature & Department of Labor

State-specific labor laws are drafted and passed by the state legislature. Many of these policies follow federal regulations, except where state requirements exceed federal minimums. Once legislation goes into effect, the state department of labor is charged with enforcement. These laws are the foundation of employee handbooks used by employers operating within the state.

Visit the Washington State Legislature website for details on current and upcoming labor and employment policy matters. Review requirements for employers operating in the state of WA. The Washington Department Of Labor is responsible for enforcing these regulations.

Washington Department of Labor & Industries
7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
360 902-5800

S.B.A. - Guidance for small business employee handbooks, as well as other resources and tools, are offered to employers at no cost.
U.S. Small Business Administration
409 3rd St, SW.
Washington DC 20416

U.S. Department Of Labor
200 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20210
866 487-2365

Leading Employers

The Washington-based employers listed here employ a substantial number of the employees working throughout Washington.

Barrett Business Services
Battelle Pacific Northwest
Evergreen Public Schools
Fairchild Air Force Base
Genie Industries
Mary Bridge Children's Hospital
Pacific Northwest National Labs
Providence Health & Services
Seattle Tacoma International Airport
South Seattle Community College
St Joseph Medical Center
Stewart Title
Summit Contracting
Swedish Medical Organ Transplants
VA Puget Sound Healthcare Systems

These largest employers offer policy manuals to their employees. Small businesses in Washington are also required by labor laws to have written policy, make it available to all employees and enforce policies equally with all employees.