Creating an Employee Handbook | Galveston County SBDC

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Galveston County SBDC, 319 East Galveston Street, Suite A, League City, Texas 77573

Registration is no longer available.

A poorly written handbook can create liability issues for you as a business owner particularly if the policies are outdated, incorrect, ambiguous, or inconsistently enforced.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.


  • 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

This class is intended for business owners with at least one employee or in the process of hiring their first employee. It is also intended for business owners who are in the process of revising an existing employee handbook.

Snacks provided.


Trisha Barita, Managing Attorney, Barita Law Firm, PLLC

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Please Note:

Each person attending an event must have their own account. Multiple people may not register under one account.

The SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient enrollment, weather emergencies, and other unforeseen circumstances. Should a cancellation occur, we will use the email you provided to contact you.

Preregistration is highly recommended. If an event is canceled or postponed and you have not preregistered, we will not be able to contact you.

If you choose to register at the door, you will need your mobile device to complete your registration otherwise you will not be allowed to attend.

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 Galveston County SBDC at (409) 933-1414 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.

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