Policies & Handbooks
On Day One of their employment, every employee should receive a standardized, comprehensive handbook detailing company policies, compensation and opportunities for overtime. A professionally written handbook is the best tool to show employees what they’re responsible for, and what the consequences they can expect from undesirable behavior.
All employees, whether full-time or freelance, should be required to sign a document that outlines what they are allowed to discuss and use elsewhere and what they are not. Contracts such as Non-Disclosure Agreements can include added protections according to your needs. You may also want to consider a non-compete clause in an employment offer, which would prohibit employees from getting a job in the same industry or position for a set period of time.