Creating an Employee Handbook | Houston Center SBDC

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Houston Center SBDC, 1455 West Loop South, Houston TX 77027
Add to Cart $39.00

A poorly written handbook can create liability issues for you as a business owner particularly if the policies are outdated, incorrect, ambiguous or inconsistently enforced. Join us as an employment law attorney walks you through the essentials of an employee handbook including recommendations you can use when drafting and creating employee policies.  

This class is recommended for:  Business owners with at least one employee or in the process of hiring their first employee and business owners in the process of revising an existing handbook.  
Session Highlights include:

  • Pros and cons of doing it yourself 
  • Dangers of using a ready-made “Internet” handbook  
  • Incorporating disciplinary policies 
  • Social Media policy restrictions
  • Disclaimers
  • Application of policies: consistency and training 
  • Importance of incorporating legal in your annual update


Trisha Barita, Managing Attorney, Barita Law Firm, PLLC


It is imperative to add to your approved senders' list to be able to receive event confirmations for SBDC events.

Please Note:

The Houston Center SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient enrollment, weather related emergencies, and other unforeseen circumstances.  The email you provided will be used to contact you.    

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain.  Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Houston Center SBDC at (713) 752-8488 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.