Employee Handbooks
Personnel Policies and Procedures
Employment Contracts

Among the services provided by the Law Offices of Randal M. Barnum for clients is the preparation of employee handbooks, personnel policies and procedures and employment contracts.

Properly drafted handbooks and employment contracts can provide employers and employees with important legal protections, enhance employee performance and company morale.

An employee handbook designed for the client’s particular needs could include, among other things, an employment at-will agreement, and, as applicable, provisions pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Family Rights Act, Equal Employment Opportunity, drug free workplace, vacation, leaves of absence, and other provisions which comply with the numerous state and federal statutes effecting employers.

Retention of the firm for the preparation of an employee handbook can be done on a flat fee or hourly fee basis depending upon the number of employees and issues to be addressed. Our work would involve meeting with the client and reviewing any existing policies and procedures. We would then prepare a proposed draft employee handbook for the client’s review tailored to the client’s particular needs. We would then have a working meeting to discuss any questions, comments and changes. The handbook would then be revised and finalized for presentation to the client’s employees.

Our firm has prepared employee handbooks for many employers over the years. In the Benicia Industrial Park, we have prepared employee handbooks for companies including; Allied Manufacturing, Inc., North Bay Water Services, Inc., Benicia Plumbing, DST Controls, American Woodworks, BSW, Inc. (Buckstove), SIGMATEX and Benicia Fabrication and Machine, to name a few. We have also been engaged to provide this service for the Housing Authority of the City of Benicia, WorkForce Investment Board of Solano County, Fitzpatrick Chevrolet, Synder Filtration, Inc., Benicia Park Café, Bottom of the Fifth, O'Leary's Pub, Lucca Restaurant, Two Men and a Truck, Solano Association of Realtors, numerous physician and dental offices, law firms and other businesses.