Just like a “one size fits all” business suit will never match the comfort, fit and utility of one tailored for your body, a generic employee handbook is not as effective as one written specifically for your business.

Here’s why:

  • Each state has hundreds of unique employment laws, and they are often more specific, more strict, and more broadly applicable than federal laws. And your handbook must comply with them all.
  • Depending on the number of employees in your office, different laws and protections at both the state and federal levels will apply to you. A company with 5 employees needs different procedures than one with 15, and they have different rules than at 25 employees or 50+.
  • The demands of every medical subfield are unique. Whether you’re a dentist, an orthopedist, or a veterinarian, your employee handbook needs to take into account the recent legal and practical changes happening in your field.
  • Just like a fingerprint, there is no other practice quite like yours in the world. You need something tailored to your office culture and your business’ values and goals to get the greatest benefit from the document.

Combined together, it’s clear that a one-size-fits-all solution can’t address all of these areas properly for everyone. Something, somewhere, will be missed. And correctly merging your unique office culture with the policies and protections you need takes legal and HR expertise. That’s what CEDR is for – to make sure you get what you want, while still getting what you need.