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Employee Handbook Builder Frequently Asked Questions:

A: No! The Employee Handbook Builder is completely web-based. Unlike some employee handbook softwares, no downloads or installations are required.

A: Yes! Employee Handbook Builder allows you to customize your handbook to ensure a cohesive image for your employees.

A: Yes, you can edit the handbook at any time during the life of your subscription.  Once you initiate the subscription through AdvanStaff HR (which is already highly discounted,) . AdvanStaff HR will cover the annual renewal charges.

A: Yes! The Employee Handbook Builder is housed in the cloud. It can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection including on tablets and smart devices.

A: Yes! Employee Handbook Builder allows you to customize your handbook to ensure a cohesive image for your employees.

A: Yes, you can edit the handbook at any time during the life of your subscription.  Once you initiate the subscription through AdvanStaff HR (which is already highly discounted,) . AdvanStaff HR will cover the annual renewal charges.

A: Yes! Once you purchase your handbook, you’ll take a short online interview where you will be asked questions relating to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and provided language for that policy. This interview process will indicate what policies your business is subject to.

A: Because our Employee Handbook Builder uses expertly crafted language provided by our legal partners at Jackson Lewis, importing outside language is not possible. This ensures that all the federal and state provisions and language requirements are included and legally compliant. After each provision, you will review the provided language and have the ability to amend or replace that language with your own.

A: Yes! Where applicable, Employee Handbook Builder covers city-specific policies.

A: Any time a provision is updated or added to a handbook, you’ll receive an update sent directly your inbox with detailed instructions on how to update or add the provision.

A: Normally Yes, but with AdvanStaff, the answer is NO.

Our handbook subscription is a multi-state subscription, so rather than having to pay for each state, you get a multi-state subscription with every handbook provided Yes, if you have employees operating in multiple states, it is recommended that you maintain employee handbooks in each applicable state.

A: BLR provides liner notes for every policy in the handbook explaining why the policy exists and when it applies. It also includes guidelines on any edits you may want to make.

A: Handbook provisions were written to comply with applicable federal and state laws. If you choose to modify a provision to reflect company policy, please ensure that it continues to adhere to applicable law. BLR provides guidelines for editing language with every provision.

A: BLR maintains that there is a difference between a policy manual and an employee handbook. This is an employee handbook and is not intended to cover every federal or state employment issue. The handbooks are written to cover all necessary language and policies to be compliant for the given state(s) without exposing the employer to unnecessary legal action.

You can however, add custom policies to the handbook document as you wish.

A: The number of updates varies greatly from year to year and by state.

A: All customers are notified of handbook changes via e-mail and on the Policy Updates page.

A: The Employee Handbook Builder gives you three standard acknowledgments with the ability to add additional customized acknowledgments that you create.

Yes, please reach out to the AdvanStaff HR Team by opening a new ticket.  We can easily add states as needed for no additional cost.  We are happy to help!

A: Yes, you can easily download the PDF version of your completed handbook and host that from your company’s intranet. Please be aware that if you subsequently update the handbook using the Employee Handbook Builder, you will have to re-publish and download the updated version and upload the new version to your intranet server.