Employee Handbook

CEA's user-friendly Do-It-Yourself Sample Employee Handbook template was designed especially for California employers. This template contains all the required components of an employee handbook, plus sample policies to develop a handbook that reflects your company’s operating procedures and culture. The sample handbook contains policies for all industries including medical, dental, communication companies as well as construction and landscape businesses. Be sure to reach out to CEA if your team needs training on your Employee Handbook. We have trainers fluent in English and in Spanish who can roll out your Employee Handbook and answer questions your employees may have.

Option 1: Purchase the Do-It-Yourself Employee Handbook. CEA has developed a Sample Employee Handbook template to assist you in creating your own personalized Handbook (members: be sure to login to the website to get the member price). Updated for 2022!


Option 2: Let us take care of everything for you. We will have an experienced HR Advisor create your Employee Handbook for you. 


2022 Handbook Updates Are AvailableGet a summary of the changes here.



"As a Native American Tribal Corporation, our employee handbook was culture driven, thus complex. We were concerned that this process would be a real headache. But CEA was able to transform our old handbook into a fully-functioning and legally compliant document in a matter of a few days. We are very pleased with the outcome and actually look forward to the next revision…Thanks, CEA"
John S. Alexander, MBA  Executive Director 
MACT Health Board, Inc.

"We have been a member of CEA since January 1990.   They have been an excellent and valuable resource and support to our company.  We updated our handbook for 2018 and it was an easy process completing this project working with CEA.   Their newsletters, email updates, member website, and easy access are highly recommended."
Joyce Coe
Human Resources & AR collections
Coastal Tractor

"CEA completes our handbook each and every year, updating me and the handbook as to changes from an HR perspective. To date, there have been no problems with our handbook, and it has been extremely useful in setting the stage for good employee relations and expectations."
James Boretti, CSP
President / CEO
Boretti Inc.

CEA produced a compliant 2018 Employee Handbook for us, making the process fast and seamless for me! Roberta Wile, Miller Architecture Interiors Planning

"We revised our employee handbook in 2018 as we have for many of the previous years and expect to do so again in 2019. As employers are aware the changes to California labor laws are constant (or so it seems) and to make these changes to our handbook ourselves would be daunting and costly. We have worked with CEA for numerous years establishing our employee handbook with our company policies as well as compliance with labor laws. CEA was and is integral in keeping our handbook current with proper revisions. CEA has maintained our employee handbook template and given us "heads up" for revisions each year. They send us the changes, we review and approve. Highly recommend this service to any and all employers."
Lisa Edwards Controller
Bowsmith, Inc.

"In order to keep up with the always changing labor laws, we realized that our company handbook needed to be updated.  We are longtime members of CEA and are very happy we contacted CEA to take care of that for us.  The update was done and available for our review in no time.  The price was very reasonable and the peace of mind knowing that we are in compliance is worth every penny.  We would recommend CEA to any business needing a new or updated handbook." 
Peg Larson, President
TransCounty Title Co

"CEA produced a compliant Employee Handbook for us, making the process fast and seamless for me!"
Roberta Wile, HR / Executive Assistant/ Bookkeeping
Miller Architecture Interiors Planning



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