Save time and reduce liability with this essential guide.
The bad news: Employment litigation has skyrocketed 2,000% over the past 25 years.
This comprehensive book will save you countless hours coming up with policies on your own – and could save you countless dollars in legal fees and judgments. Available as a PDF download or printed copy.
You already know the importance of company policies.
You know your company must have carefully crafted policies that cover virtually every aspect of working life – policies that are clear, concise and in writing.
You know it’s the only way to protect your company in today’s lawsuit happy environment. Plus, it makes things so much easier! When someone has a question, you point to the policy, and there’s the answer.
You also know – or strongly suspect – your company policies are not all they should be. Your employee manuals are almost certainly incomplete. (You do have two complete manuals, right? One for all employees and one for managers.)
Your policies may even be dangerous to your company – because a policy worded the wrong way can put you at more risk than no policy at all.
But how can you meet the policy challenge … without spending countless hours investigating best practices from leading firms around the country … without struggling to create simple, legal, bulletproof language?
Will you want to customize these policies for your company? Maybe. Run them by your attorney? Certainly. But the Book of Company Policies will jump-start your efforts on wide-ranging issues, such as:
What potential issues should your company policies address? All of them! That’s why the Book of Company Policies covers so much territory. Think of it as your all-terrain vehicle for conquering the rugged landscape of policy do’s and don’ts.
At more than 150 pages, this generous book is a complete manual of the policies that should be addressed in your manual. We’ve made every effort to cover any policy concerns you might have. Check the table of contents and see for yourself:
Part I: Employee Manuals
1. Policies Covered in Employee Manuals – including tips on disclaimers, format, statement of purpose, and more.
Part II: Workday Rules and Procedures
2. Hours of Work and Breaks
3. Personal Use of Company Property – hot topic: car phone safety
4. Computer Use – including software piracy
5. Dress Code
7. “English-Only” Policies
Part III: Time-Off Policies
8. Paid and Unpaid Leave – including time off for bad weather, bereavement, jury duty, voting, military leave and reserve training – this book covers it all
9. FMLA Leave
10. Workers’ Compensation – with hints on curbing medical costs
Part IV: Employment Policies
11. Hiring – including what you can and cannot ask – no sense getting in trouble right from the start
12. Employment Contracts
13. Personnel Records
14. Performance Reviews
15. Terminations – and how to use progressive discipline
16. Independent Contractors
Part V: Employee Conduct
17. A Code of Ethics – including a quick test
18. Conflicts of Interest
19. Confidentiality and Nondisclosure
20. Noncompete Agreements
22. Dispute Resolution – including mandatory arbitration
Part VI: Workplace Issues
23. Employee Privacy
24. Sexual Harassment
25. Substance Abuse/Drug Testing – and how to cut insurance costs
26. Politicking and Solicitations
27. Violence and Weapons – better have a game plan
Part VII: Work/Life Balance
28. Work/Life Policies
29. Flexible Scheduling
30. Telecommuting – including top jobs where it applies
31. Job Sharing
32. Domestic-Partner Benefits
33. Volunteerism Leave
As we said, it’s comprehensive!
Protection against lawsuits is just one reason to have complete company policies in writing. Once you implement the wisdom in the Book of Company Policies, you’ll wish you’d done it years ago.
Putting your policies in writing may seem like a chore – something you have to do to protect yourself. But once you get started, you’ll realize it’s something you want to do – for the extra benefits you receive. When you follow the guidelines in our book, your written policies:
…which leads to a bonus benefit. Your policies can not only protect you against legal action but also give you a competitive edge. Smart policies help you run a business that appeals to the kind of employees you want to find and keep. Best practices attract the best people.
Now you know why the Book of Company Policies is vital for every company of every size in every industry. You’ll find dozens of pertinent questions, vital considerations, and helpful examples of policy language – all designed to keep your company out of trouble and running smoothly.
For example, take moonlighting, just one of the topics covered in the Book of Company Policies.
Do you know if your company has moonlighters? The odds are good that some of your people have taken a second job, because the number has increased by about half since 1975 – and will probably increase further in today’s economy. We help you make sure a policy on moonlighting suits your philosophy and concerns. For example:
The best time to order the Book of Company Policies is right now. Because the best time to establish smart company policies is before they’re needed. An ounce of prevention will prevent a pound of aggravation – and litigation!
Phillip A. Ash
P.S. One more point to consider. You have company policies whether you’ve written them down or not. They’re the “policies” you and your managers have “established” simply by making day-to-day decisions.
Do you really want the well-being of your company to rest on such a shaky foundation? Why be at the mercy of aggressive employees and their lawyers?
It’s so much simpler, so much better to get the Book of Company Policies, follow the guidelines, put everything in writing … and rest easy.
You have my personal assurance of a 100% refund if you’re not completely satisfied – a policy I’m happy to put into writing.
P.P.S. Want an example of actual policy language? Here’s a sample policy for moonlighting:
If that doesn’t match your company’s needs, don’t worry. The Book of Company Policies gives you other moonlighting language to choose from. Plus sample policies on 32 other topics. Which adds up to 33 reasons to order now.