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One of the most important parts of any business is establishing the boundaries between management and employees that protect both in times of discipline. The policy manual is the tool used to provide prospective employees with the picture of expectations by the employer, as well as maintaining an ongoing and effectively positive relationship.
Employee manuals are often difficult to write and they can become choked with good intent that lingers into weak and challenging implementations. Although it is important for employers to maintain succinct policies, they do need to be as complete and thorough as possible in order to establish both boundary and consequence.
The Concrete Foundations Association has partnered with employer law expert and attorney, David Whitlock, to create an opportunity for its members to improve their structured employee manuals (or establish one where they might be non-existent). This effort is designed to continue the professional improvement of each and every organization in membership with the Association and help the collective structure evolve a more comprehensive approach to managing concrete contracting companies.
In order to facilitate this evolution, Mr. Whitlock and the CFA have partnered to make available to each Association member, a basic employee manual consisting of the topics found in the Table of Contents on the following page. This manual is a generic manual that can/should be edited for your specific interests and conditions. The manual is put together for your specific state and ultimately should be reviewed by legal counsel. Only Association members have access to this handbook kit. It can be purchased through the CFA for your exclusive rate of $750, at which time you will also be connected to Mr. Whitlock and his preferred CFA member flat rate of $300/hr for any customization and/or legal counsel review and finishing.
This handbook will save countless staff hours researching and assembling the essential components of a successful and detailed Employee Handbook that will protect your company in issues of employment as well as communicating your position as an employer to prospective employees.
This manual can be the sound foundation for a company to jump to a higher level of preparation and performance with their staff or it can be an excellent tool to streamline or upgrade their existing workforce policies.
Typical Table of Contents
|Introduction||Alcohol & Drug Policy|
|Welcome Statement||Bulletin Boards***|
|Description of Handbook||Changes in Personnel Records|
|Employment Relationship - Let’s Communicate||Computers, E-Mail, Voice Mail, and the Internet|
|Employee Relations Philosophy||Conduct & Employment Outside Work|
|If You Have A Problem||Confidentiality|
|Alternative Dispute Resolution Program||Conflict of Interest|
|What You Can Expect from Us||Courtesy|
|Equal Employment Opportunity Employer||Damage to Property|
|Introductory Period||Facsimile and Copy Machines|
|Policy Against Harassment||Fighting, Threats or Weapons|
|Employee Classification||Fraud, Dishonesty or False Statements|
|Company Benefits||Gifts and Gratuities|
|Your Pay||Hazardous or Toxic Materials|
|Business Expense Reimbursement||Insubordination|
|Holidays||Operation of Vehicles|
|Paid Vacation||Outside Inquiries Concerning Employees|
|Social Security||Personal Appearance and Behavior|
|Worker’s Compensation Insurance||Personal Mail|
|Consolidated Omnibus Budget||Social Media Policy|
|Reconciliation Act (Cobra)||Relationships at Work|
|401(K) Plan***||Salary Advances/Loans|
|IRS Section 125 -- Cafeteria Plan***||Searches and Inspections|
|Profit Sharing***||Smoking Policy|
|Suggestion Program||Solicitation and Distribution of Literature|
|Training and Educational Assistance||Timekeeping Procedures|
|Civic Duties||Unauthorized Interviews|
|Personal Leaves of Absence||Workplace Violence|
|Family and Medical Leave Act Policy||Notice of Resignation|
|Bereavement Leave||Exit Interview|
|Military Leave of Absence||To Sum It All Up|
|What We Expect of You||Employee Acknowledgment and Agreement|
|Rules to Protect Us All|
|Absenteeism and Tardiness|
Some companies will find that with this basic manual they are ready to update and improve their skilled approach to managing their workforce expectations. However, others will find it necessary to work directly with a specialist to fine tune their policies and perhaps take a bit more of a custom approach. For these companies, CFA has also created an opportunity with David Whitlock for a one-to-one relationship at an exceptional rate as a CFA member. Where companies can dump thousands of dollars into a custom employee manual development process, CFA members will have access to one of the industry’s foremost experts at an attractive rate.
Use the button below to obtain a sample policy from the Employee Handbook Kit.
For more information on this employee manual kit, contact CFA Headquarters at 866-232-9255, or send email to Executive Director, James Baty at [email protected]
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