Texas Employee Handbooks

Do you have a Texas business or nonprofit that needs an Employee Handbook? At New Wind, we design professional-grade Employee Handbooks, customized to your specific situation. We have crafted employee policies for organizations throughout the state, from Houston to Dallas to Austin. Our employee handbooks reflect all the current Texas labor laws, including local sick leave policies.

We handle the whole process, from consult to completion, crafting your employee policies into a comprehensive written manual. The final result: a custom Texas Employee Handbook that’s ready to distribute to your team.

3 Reasons to get a Custom Employee Handbook

“We are ready to go. Thanks so much!”

Kathleen M.
owner of a Texas restaurant and bakery

“The service was excellent. Eric always got back to us in a timely manner, and was extremely professional.”

Leslie O.
vice president of a wholesale and distribution company
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We offer a complimentary 20-minute phone consult, where we discuss your needs
and determine pricing for your customized Texas employee handbook.
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5 Steps to an Employee Handbook by New Wind

Each employee handbook is custom designed for that client, with a unique mix of policies to reflect that company’s particular standards and priorities. There are 5 steps to the process of getting a completed Texas employee handbook:How long does it take to complete a custom employee handbook for your Texas business? Each project has its own timeline. It may take two weeks or two months- the timing really depends on the client. We want to complete your project in a timely fashion, but we also understand that some clients need time to decide on things, so we will not rush you. On our end, we promise prompt and professional response times.

“Thank you for your assistance.”

June C.
CEO of a Texas money services company

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We offer a free phone consult. You have nothing to lose except twenty minutes of time as we talk about your business pains and how we might be able to solve them.

This is a get-to-know-each-other meeting where we establish a firm price for designing an employee handbook for your organization.

This is also an opportunity for you to find out if New Wind is the right business consultant for you. We want it to be a good fit between us. So let’s talk and we’ll see where it leads. Go ahead and Pick the Day and Time for your free phone consult with Eric.

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Pro Grade Employee Handbook™, Pro Grade 50 Employe Handbook™, and Pro Grade Plus Employee Handbook™ are trademarks of New Wind Business Solutions.

New Wind Business Solutions designs professional, customized employee handbooks for new start-ups, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, small businesses, and medium-sized businesses. We have experience consulting and training with businesses from a variety of industries, including: retail, retail support, restaurant, manufacturing, industrial, wholesale, construction, and home services. In addition, we have experience consulting nonprofits such as churches, preschools, and research organizations.

We craft employee handbooks for companies and nonprofits throughout Texas, including from the cities of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Laredo, Lubbock, Irving, Garland, and more.

Texas Harassment Law Change

We at New Wind hope all is well with you and your company. Below is our Labor Law update for your particular state.

Upcoming New Law: Texas SB 45 (HB 48)
What is it about? Discrimination and Harassment
Effective Date: September 1, 2021

Summary of the law: The national law firm of Littler summarizes the new law as this: “Provides that it is unlawful employment practice if an employer knew about prohibited harassment and did not act immediately.”

How could it affect you? Be sure to take any claims of harassment seriously and be quick to investigate any reported or suspected harassment. If you do not already have your company policies in writing, you might consider getting an Employee Handbook. At New Wind, we can craft a customized Texas Employee Handbook specifically for your organization.

Why get a Church Employee Handbook?

Custom Employee HandbookFairness in ministry and employment.  While a church is a ministry, it is also an employer.  Most employees will be good, but sometimes a hire will be disappointing.  It is best to have established employee policies so that everyone knows what is expected of them.  Even good employees will make mistakes or could misunderstand rules that are just verbal.  A church should establish its employee policies and procedures in writing.   With a well designed church employee handbook, your HR policies will be clear and consistent, you will lower the chance of misunderstanding or frustration among staff, you will offer protection to the ministry, and you will equip your pastors and leaders with a good HR resource.

Some policies are necessary for any church:  at-will employment, non-discrimination, non-harassment, professional ethics, benefits, and pastoral ethics.  Consider some of the other policies that can be included:

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How do I get a church employee handbook?  You have 3 basic options for designing a handbook for your church staff:
1. Download a Template.  Priced from $50 to $350, these templates will require you to invest many hours into personalizing the handbook to your state, church size, and ministry specifics.  Expect to pay about $200 for a decent template. Also expect to invest about 100-140 hours in compiling and editing your DIY handbook.

2. Have a consulting company design a professional handbook for you.  Typical price is is between $1,500 to $3,000.  Pricing is a higher, but the work is done by a professional.  You will likely save money, considering the amount of hours needed to do this on your own.

New Wind is an excellent consulting company that designs church employee handbooks, customized for each ministry:

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3. Go to a labor law lawyer.  This is by far the most expensive option, but you will receive a church employee handbook that considers all the legal intricacies of your ministry.  This is a good option for complex ministries or ministries concerned about employee lawsuits.  Expect to pay between $5,000 and $9,000.

(this article originally appeared in HR Quick Answers)