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Book of Company Policies

Save time and reduce liability with this essential guide.

The bad news: Employment litigation has skyrocketed 2,000% over the past 25 years.

The good news: You can greatly reduce your risk simply by adopting the best practices in the Book of Company Policies.

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.

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Dear Colleague:

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?
Easy. Get the Book of Company Policies. All the heavy lifting has been done for you, whether you need to create policies from scratch or upgrade your current policies to today’s best practices. This comprehensive volume helps you analyze your needs and gives you dozens of model policies, legally sound and tested in companies across the United States.
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:
  • Are employees expected to live up to a particular ethical standard – and if so, what is it?
  • Is performance formally appraised – how, exactly?
  • What are the rules on rest breaks, paid or unpaid holidays or vacation days, personal days, time off for jury duty or religious observances, and on and on?
  • Are employees allowed to telecommute, moonlight, or work on flexible schedules?
  • Are job openings posted, and are applicants tested for skills, honesty, or drugs?
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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
6. Smoking
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

Book of Company PoliciesPart 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
21. Moonlighting
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!
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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:
  • Force you to decide how you want your company to operate. That way, important decisions won’t be left to the pressures of the moment – and won’t be made individually and inconsistently by managers and supervisors who may not decide as you would.
  • Are easier to communicate. Everyone works from the same page – literally. You can distribute policies online and/or in print. (We recommend printed policy manuals, with a signed receipt from each employee, to help protect against liability. Feel free to add online access for convenience, but don’t rely on it alone.)
  • Make it easier to keep policies up to date. When you need to sync your policies with new legislation, regulations and technologies, you’ll have a solid foundation to work from. Simply update your documents and distribute them.
Company policies should be carefully worded and put in writing, but that doesn’t mean they’re carved in stone. Policies are key elements in a company’s culture, and cultures must adapt to a changing environment to survive and grow …

…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.
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We should update our policies ASAP.
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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:
  • Safety and performance. Make it clear that moonlighting employees must meet your productivity standards, including deadlines and overtime when called for.
  • Conflict of interest. If this is your concern, you may want potential moonlighters to obtain approval from senior management.
  • Issues of fairness and discrimination. Having a policy – and, of course, following it – makes it easier to defend the fairness of any discipline and avoid charges of discrimination.
  • Flexibility. Perhaps a moonlighting employee will bring more energy and creativity to your workplace. You don’t want to drive top performers away. If you’re worried only about key employees, maybe you can solve the problem with employment contracts instead of a company-wide statement.
  • Not on your turf. Think twice about letting employees work for themselves after hours on your premises. It raises workers’ compensation issues in case of injury. You could even face liability from an employee’s client if the work causes an injury or some other problem, and the client claims you sanctioned the work.
You get in-depth analysis and sample policy language for 33 topics in all. So you can substantially reduce risk … prevent problems by keeping your employees informed … attract good people with good policies … and do it all with minimal investment of time and effort.

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!


Sincerely,



Phillip A. Ash
Publisher
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checkbox Yes, I want the protection of complete company policies – but I don't want to pay an attorney thousands of dollars to start from scratch. Instead, send me the Book of Company Policies so I can review and implement state-of-the-art policies that meet today's requirements. I'll have your no-risk, money-back guarantee in case your book isn't everything you say.
We should update our policies ASAP.
Send the book.
We respect your privacy.
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:
“An employee may hold a job with another organization as long as he or she satisfactorily performs his or her job responsibilities with XYZ. All employees will be judged by the same performance standards and will be subject to XYZ’s scheduling demands, regardless of any existing outside work requirements.

“If the Company determines that an employee’s outside work interferes with performance or the ability to meet the requirements of XYZ as they are modified from time to time, the employee may be asked to terminate the outside employment if he or she wishes to remain with XYZ.

“Outside employment will present a conflict of interest if it has an adverse impact on XYZ.”
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.


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