As physical therapy private practice or any other business entity begins to grow, the need for a tool to handle personnel decisions on a regular basis and assist with the legal compliance requirements increases. This tool frequently takes the form of a written employee manual. When drafting an employee manual, there are a number of key areas of consideration from a legal perspective to assist in reducing the practice’s potential employment related liability. To read about these key areas and employee manuals in general see The Employee Manual – An Essential Practice Tool as published in the August 2008 issue of Impact Magazine.