If you're an employer, you have likely given a new employee a handbook, requested them to read it, had them sign it, and then filed the signed document away. However, when is the last time you read the handbook yourself? If you can't remember, then it probably means it's time to update it. Why should you update your handbook if you abide by the same policies? While you may have a set of standards and rules set in your mind, the government is constantly changing the rules and regulations for employees and employers alike.