To understand the importance of an effective Progressive Discipline Process and an Employee Policy Manual one need only look at the risks that come with not having one.
If you have employees, NOT having an Employee Policy Manual can lead to disorganization, unfair treatment claims, high employee turnover, litigation, a failure to properly establish a company culture and much, much more.
Any one of these things could spell the end of your business – that’s why it’s imperative that you have a comprehensive Employee Policy Manual!
They are very difficult to create! The process is time-consuming and frustrating and many owners of small and medium-sized businesses (or whoever they delegate to complete the project) don’t even know where to begin.
The chances of a company creating a document that covers everything that it should and thus provides it with maximum protection while also helping employees better understand the company’s mission, values and goals are somewhere between – slim and none!
There’s just too much to cover and when it comes to avoiding litigation certain things need to be worded in certain ways. That’s why we have created the ultimate “Plug and Play” Guide for Creating an Progressive Discipline Policy and an Employee Policy Manual!
Filled with templates that you can use “as is” or
customize to your business, this guide simplifies Employee Policy Manual creation so
that you can get it done much faster while ensuring that you cover EVERYTHING that should be
You’ll save yourself and your staff a great deal of time and frustration and you’ll gain peace of mind that the finished product is just what your business needs!
What could be better than that?
With this guide, you get done-for-you templates for:
· Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
· Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA)
· Drug-Free Workplace
· Hard drugs
· Over the counter medication
· Drug free environment policy
· Drug users’ assistance policy
· Alcohol free environment
· Work Rules Policy Related To Drug/Alcohol Use
· Reasonable Suspicion
· Post accident tests
· Pornographic Material
· Weapons Free Environment
· Inspection Rights
· Involvement in Criminal Activities
· Smoke-Free Environment
· Wearing Perfumes/Lotions/Colognes
· Open Door Policy
· Excessive workload
· Shift Changes
· Workplace Bullying
· Verbal Bullying
· Physical Bullying
· Gesture Bullying
· Violence in the Workplace
· Background Checks
· Classification of Employees
· Regular full-time employees
· Regular part-time employees
· Temporary full-time employees
· Temporary part-time employees
· Contractual employees
· LTC’s (Long Term Contracts)
· STC’s (Short Term Contracts)
· Probationary Period
· Employment at Will
· Working Hours and Workweek
· Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
· Definition of sexual harassment as per the Federal EEOC
· Company policy regarding sexual harassment
· Coverage of the policy
· Procedure for filing complaints of sexual harassment
· Consequences of sexual harassment
· Health and Safety Policies
· Workplace safety
· Contagious disease policy
· Employee accident reporting policy
· Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
· Company Policies and Procedures
· Code of professional conduct
· Personal appearance
· Payday Policy
· Company Property
· Software Policy
· Cell Phone Usage
· Electronic Communication and Internet Use
· USB/Thumb Drives
· CD/DVD Policy
· Computer Viruses
· Legal aspect of electronic communication
· Social Media Policy
· Ethical usage of social media during off duty hours
· Piracy Policy
· Plagiarism policy
· Personnel Files
· Interpersonal Employee Relationships
· Nepotism, Employment of Relatives and Personal Relationships
· Attendance Policy
· Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
· Lunch Breaks
· Paid Breaks
· Work from Home Policy
· Holidays and Holiday Pay
· Leaves Policy
· Probationary and temporary employees
· Vacation Leave
· Sick Leave
· Personal Leave of Absence
· Staff member’s benefits during leave period
· Bereavement Leave
· Jury Duty Leave
· Voting Leave
· Military Leave of Absence
· Nursing Mother’s Policy
· Workers Compensation Policy
· The Performance Appraisal Process
· Developing Standards
· Communication of the Preset Standards
· MBOs (Management by Objectives)
· The Process of Progressive Discipline Policy
· Performance Management vs. Progressive Discipline
· Performance issues
· Behavior Problems
· PIPs (Performance Improvement Plans)
· Call Back Pay (nonexempt employees)
· Employee Travel Allowance and Reimbursement
· Company History
· Corporate culture
· Employee Manual Acknowledgment and Receipt
That’s right, when we say everything is covered … we mean EVERYTHING!
Protect Your Business With a Detailed Progressive Discipline Policy and an Employee Policy Manual!
With our templates you’ll be able to quickly craft a document that educates your employees, especially new hires, on what they can expect from your company and its management.
You can explain vacation policy, 401(k) contributions, health insurance and more. You can also clearly establish such things as timekeeping requirements, pay periods, entitlements (like Family Medical Leave) and so on.
Being able to present all your company benefits in one document can be a great way to show potential hires what you have to offer.
You’ll also be able to get all of your policies down in writing in one place so that conduct, behavior and other policies are enforced consistently across employees so that there are no claims of favoritism or unfair practices.
One more thing: you’ll demonstrate compliance with federal and state employment laws, which is no small thing in and of itself.
Defend Against Employee Claims
Employee lawsuits have become common place. Experts now tell business owners that they should consider getting sued by an employee or former employee not a matter of “if” but “when.”
With a detailed Employee Policy Manual you’ll be able to show that you have taken “reasonable care” toward your employees and their signature on an acknowledgement page will show that they had a chance to get to know your policies.
This is, quite simply, one of the BEST ways to protect your business from employee claims.
Give Employees the Information They Need
A great thing a company can do to ensure employee loyalty and high morale is to provide employees with an easy way to get needed information or the help they need.
Your handbook can spell out your company’s specific policies and the actions employees should take so that there are no questions involved.
Employees that don’t get this information from their company may go to an outside organization like the EEOC or the DOL, which, in turn, could trigger a costly investigation into your business.
You don’t want that! Prevent it with your own Employee Policy Manual!
Another great thing about having a Progressive Discipline Policy and an Employee Policy Manual is that you can provide employees with a clear explanation of what is expected of them. This can prevent bad hires because the potential hires won’t have any doubts about what is expected of them should they come to work for your company.
Plus, an Employee Policy Manual is a Great Way to Build Your Company Culture, Mission & Values!
Your business will become more attractive to potential new hires and you’ll make your current employees feel a greater sense of pride in your organization.
Employees who take pride in their company and who feel like they are respected have been shown to be more productive. So with the right Employee Policy Manual you could even make employees happier and increase your productivity!
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Well, considering the amount of work that this guide will save you from it could easily be worth more than $1,000! In fact, most employee policy manuals can take 20 to 50 hours or more to complete. Depending on who is doing that work that could easily be more than $2,000 in total cost.
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Getting This Guide is Your Chance to Completely Bypass the Stress & Frustration of Creating a Progressive Discipline Policy and an Employee Policy Manual on Your Own
This guide is filled with up-to-date information and ensures that everything that needs to be covered is covered.
You’ll also learn how to create an effective company history and a corporate culture section that answers such questions as what sets your company apart, why people should come work for you, what the company is passionate about and much more
This guide really is the fastest, easiest way to create a powerful Employee Policy Manual for your business. It’ll save you time and money and give you peace of mind.
In fact, with this guide you will know exactly how to create the perfect Employee Handbook – and since it is available as an instant download you can begin using it immediately!
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Employee Manual Acknowledgment and Receipt
I have received my copy of the Employee Manual
This employee manual describes important information about “Insert Your Business Name Here” and moreover I have been given to understand that I should consult my supervisor and/or manager regarding any question whose answers are not available in this manual.
I have entered into my employment relationship with “Insert Your Business Name Here” voluntarily and acknowledge that there is no specified length of employment. Accordingly, either I or “Insert Your Business Name Here” may dissolve the relationship at will, with or without cause, at any time, so long as there is not violation of applicable company regulations or federal or state laws.
I understand and agree that, other than the owner/ president/ chairman/managing director/CEO of the organization, no manager, supervisor or representative of “Insert Your Business Name Here” has any authority whatsoever to enter into any agreement for employment other than at will; only the owner/president/ chairman/managing director/CEO of the company has the authority to make any such agreement and then only in writing signed by the owner/president/ chairman/managing director/CEO r of “Insert Your Business Name Here”.
This manual and the policies and procedures that are contained in it supersede any and all prior practices, oral or written representations, or statements regarding the terms and conditions of my employment with “Insert Your Business Name Here”. By distributing this employee manual to me, the company expressly revokes any and all previous policies and procedures that are inconsistent with those contained herein.
I understand that “except for my employment-at-will status” any and all policies and practices may be changed at any time by “Insert Your Business Name Here” and furthermore the company reserves the right to change my hours, wages and working conditions at any time it deems fit. All such changes will be communicated through official notices, and I understand that revised information may supersede, modify or eliminate existing policies. Only the owner/president/ chairman/managing director/CEO of “Insert Your Business Name Here” has the ability to adopt any revisions to the policies in this handbook.
I understand and agree that nothing in the this manual creates, or is intended to create, a promise or representation of continued employment and that employment at “Insert Your Business Name Here” is “employment at will”, which may be terminated at the will of either “Insert Your Business Name Here” or myself. Furthermore, I hereby acknowledge that this handbook is neither a contract of employment nor a legal document. I understand and agree that employment and all compensation associated with said employment can and indeed may be terminated with or without cause and with or without notice at any time by “Insert Your Business Name Here” or by myself.
I have received this employee manual, and I understand that it is my responsibility to read and comply with the policies contained in this manual as well as any revisions that may be made to it from time to time.
Employee's Name (Print)
TO BE PLACED IN EMPLOYEE'S PERSONNEL FILE
“Insert Your Business Name Here” has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe and productive work environment. Drug abuse of any drug, may well end up posing a severe threat to the health and safety of employees and to the security of our machinery as well as facilities. For these reasons “Insert Your Business Name Here” is committed to the elimination of drug and/or alcohol use and abuse in the workplace. Drug abuse may be broadly defined as: ... Receive the rest of the written policy with your purchase.
Alcohol free environment
It is mandatory for all employees to report to work while being completely fit for duty, i.e., neither in an inebriated state nor hung over, after an all-night drinking binge. In other words all staff members should be free of any undesirable effects of excessive alcohol usage. Moreover, the consuming of any kind of alcoholic beverages in the premises of “Insert Your Business Name Here” is strictly prohibited. ... Receive the rest of the written policy with your purchase.