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Why Change? What we’ve been using for years still works for us……

Why Change Policies?  What we’ve been using for years still works for us…… Companies and business owners need to realize what policies are needed to address current trends (social media policy, for example) and open an ongoing dialogue with employees, and communicate with managers regarding  common issues and problems to determine what policies are needed […]

Updating Company Policies When Introducing an Updated Handbook

Updating Company Policies When Introducing an Updated Handbook  Given the climate of the economy and many employees being asked to complete more work for their current salary and potentially forgo annual increases, giving employees the tools to do their jobs as effectively and accurately as possible is even more critical today.  With companies being forced […]

Nursing Mothers Accommodation Policy Sample

Company Policy Series – Nursing Mothers Accommodation Policy Sample The purpose of the Nursing Mothers Accommodation Policy is to provide a supportive environment to enable breastfeeding employees to express their milk during work hours. The following is what a Nursing Mothers Accommodation Policy could look like: “The Company will provide reasonable breaks for breastfeeding employees […]

Paid Holidays Policy Sample

Company Policy Series – Paid Holidays Policy Sample The purpose of the Paid Holidays Policy is to inform employees of the Company’s observed paid holidays and eligibility for receiving holiday pay. The following is what a Paid Holidays Policy could look like: “Full-time employees working 40 hours per week are eligible for eight hours of […]

Inclement Weather Policy Sample

Company Policy Series – Inclement Weather Policy Sample The purpose of the Inclement Weather Policy is to inform employees of the proper procedure to follow for severe and/or inclement weather, related to possible office closure and/or delayed opening schedules. The following is what an Inclement Weather Policy could look like: “It is the policy of […]

Records and Retention Policy Sample

Company Policy Series – HR Records and Retention Policy Sample The purpose of the HR Records and Retention Policy is to define the Company’s procedures related to employment records, confidential benefit information, and Company compliance reporting. The following is what an HR Records and Retention Policy could look like: “The Human Resources Department retains and […]

FMLA Policy Sample

Company Policy Series – FMLA Policy Sample The purpose of the FMLA Policy is to communicate the provisions of the Family Medical Leave Act, including the procedures required for eligible employees to utilize the benefit, which also includes Military Family Leave Entitlements. The following is what an FMLA Policy could look like: “FMLA is designed […]

Progressive Discipline Policy Sample

Company Policy Series – Progressive Discipline Policy Sample The purpose of the Progressive Discipline Policy is to establish consistent guidelines to follow for addressing behavior that requires disciplinary action, and to provide a structured corrective action process to improve and prevent a recurrence of undesirable behavior, violations of company policies and procedures, and performance issues. […]

Safety Policy Sample

Company Policy Series – Safety Policy Sample The purpose of the Company Safety Policy is to define the Company’s position regarding safe work practices in order to provide a safe working environment for all employees. The following is what a Safety Policy could look like: “The Company has a long-standing philosophy of taking pride in […]

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