AAHA releases new employee handbook guide

May 5, 2020
dvm360 Staff

The latest edition includes access to a companion website with exclusive COVID-19 protocols to help you manage your team during a pandemic and other emergency situations.

Looking to update your employee handbook (or create one in the first place) but don’t where to begin? Say no more. The American Animal Hospital Association has released its latest guide to help veterinary practices with this important task.

AAHA Guide to Creating an Employee Handbook, fourth edition, edited by experts in both human resources and veterinary practice management, was designed to help you “easily establish clear employment policies, set the tone for your office culture, build your veterinary team on a solid foundation,” and help you and your team cope with emergency and pandemic situations, according to an association release.

This guide provides the most recent developments in federal law and human resource management, and offers advice and sample policies on the following topics:

  • Workplace safety and emergency procedures
  • Practice culture and diversity
  • Social media and cellphone usage
  • Anti-harassment and anti-discrimination
  • Violence prevention and bullying (including cyberbullying)
  • Marijuana, e-cigarette and vaping laws and protocols
  • Sick leave
  • And more

Readers also have access to a companion website that includes resources for managing staff during a pandemic as well as exclusive COVID-19 protocols, letter templates, downloadable sample forms and access to additional resources.

Click here for more information.