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Employment policies

  1. 1. Employmentpolicies<br />
  2. 2. Wrongful Termination of Employment policy<br />Avoid wrongful termination claims to uphold your reputation as an employer of choice, maintain trust and cohesion with your remaining employees following a termination, and avoid nuisance and other unwarranted lawsuits<br />Code of Conduct policy<br />A Code of Conduct is a written collection of the rules, principles, values, and employee expectations, behavior, and relationships that an organization considers significant and believes are fundamental to their successful operation. <br />
  3. 3. Confidentiality Agreement Policy<br />A confidentiality agreement is a written legal contract between an employer and employee. The confidentiality agreement lays out binding terms and conditions that prohibit the employee from disclosing company confidential and proprietary information.<br />COBRA<br />The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) set forth regulations that give employees and their families, who lose their health benefits because of unemployment, the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan. These health care benefits may be extended for limited periods of time under certain circumstances according to the COBRA regulations.<br />
  4. 4. Absenteeism and Tardiness Policy<br />Excellent attendance is an expectation of all employees of the Company. Daily attendance is especially important for hourly employees whose customers and coworkers have the expectation of on-time product shipping and delivery. Emergency personal time is made available to employees for such unscheduled events as personal illness, immediate family member illness, and doctor appointments.<br />Internal Job Application for Job Opportunities<br />This procedure enables current employees to apply for any available position either before or at the same time the position is advertised outside of the company.<br />Internal job opportunities are regularly posted on the "Career Opportunities" bulletin board on the right side of the lunchroom. Job openings are also posted on the “General Information” board by the time clocks.<br />
  5. 5. Cell Phones or Similar Devices at Work<br />The company is aware that employees utilize their personal or company-supplied cellular phones for business purposes. At the same time, cell phones are a distraction in the workplace. To ensure the effectiveness of meetings, employees are asked to leave cell phones at their desk. Or, on the unusual occasion of an emergency or anticipated emergency that requires immediate attention, the cell phone may be carried to the meeting on vibrate mode.<br />Personnel File Access Policy<br />All employees, former employees, and representatives of employees may view certain contents of their personnel file with advance notice to Human Resources staff. Documents that relate to the employee's qualifications for hire such as the application, promotion, disciplinary action, and transfer may be viewed. Additionally, the employee may review policy signoff forms and training records.<br />
  6. 6. Open Door Policy<br />An open door policy means, literally, that every manager's door is open to every employee. The purpose of an open door policy is to encourage open communication, feedback, and discussion about any matter of importance to an employee.<br />No Smoking Policy<br />Smoking is prohibited in all of the enclosed areas within the worksites, without exception. This includes common work areas, the manufacturing facilities, classrooms, conference and meeting rooms, private offices, hallways, the lunchrooms, stairs, restrooms, employer owned or leased vehicles, and all other enclosed facilities.<br />
  7. 7. FringeBenefits<br /><ul><li>Fringe benefits are compensations made to an employee beyond the regular benefit of being paid for their work. </li></ul>Key executives in large companies might also enjoy fringe benefits like use of time-share condominiums, paid continuing education, use of a company jet, use of a company credit card, health insurance, discounted or free health club memberships, and a significant amount of paid vacation.<br />
  8. 8. Policies<br />Internal Job Application for Job Opportunities<br />Open Door Policy<br />No Smoking Policy<br />Benefit<br />For example, in US, offering health insurance to employees, where the employer pays part of the insurance is a typical example of fringe benefits. According to the laws in some states, companies of a certain size must offer health insurance with some sharing of payment at least to a full-time employee.<br />