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With employment disputes increasingly finding their way into our nation's news headlines, the importance of defining clear policies and procedures for your employees has never been greater. Employment issues are among the most frequently litigated in the courts today, while local, state and federal laws in this area are constantly evolving. Many current trends in the law favor the employee; thus, a clearly-articulated employee policy and procedure manual can prove particularly helpful in maintaining employee morale, avoiding confusion and minimizing the risk of expensive litigation.

To this end, BTA Legal Services provides members with practical advice and guidance as you draft and refine your company's policies. For more substantive assistance, BTA Legal can also prepare a customized employee policy and procedure manual specifically for your company. To find out more about this valuable benefit at member-advantage pricing, please call BTA General Counsel Robert Goldberg at (800) 869-6688.

Rates vary, but typically run from $750 to $900 for a custom Employee Policy and Procedure manual.
Sample Table of Contents:
An Introduction to Our Company
  • Welcome from the [President]
  • Important Information About This Handbook
  • History of the Company
  • Our Customers
  • Employment Applications and Interviews
  • Immigration Law Compliance
What You Can Expect From Us
  • Medical Examinations
  • Employee Relations Philosophy
  • Grievance Procedure
  • Equal Opportunity Employment, Sexual and Other Harassment and Personal Behavior
  • Employee Classifications
  • Hours of Work and Overtime Pay
  • Meal and Rest Periods
  • Work Schedule Accommodation
  • Life-Threatening Illnesses in the Workplace
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Personnel Records
  • Promotion and Transfer
  • Pay Deductions and Setoffs>
Employee Benefits
  • Your Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Continuation of Heath Insurance Coverage
  • Workers' Compensation Insurance
  • Temporary Disability Benefits
  • Cafeteria Plan
  • [Retirement and] Profit Sharing Plan
  • Employee Purchases
  • Training and Educational Assistance
  • Time Off From Work
What We Expect Of You
  • Non-Disclosure of Confidential Information
  • Conflicts of Interest (Outside Employment)
  • Drug and Alcohol Policy (Drug-Free Workplace)
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Workplace and and Other Violence
  • Email Policy
  • Wireless Usage While Operating a Motor Vehicle
  • Smoking Policy
  • Workplace and Other Safety
  • Solicitation and Distribution
  • Attendance and Tardiness
  • Time-Keeping
  • Personal Appearance and Grooming
  • Use of Company Vehicles
  • Use of Company Equipment
  • Unauthorized Interviews
  • Housekeeping
  • Business and Travel Expenses
  • Employee Conduct and Work Rules
Other Employment Policies
  • Bulletin Boards
  • Publicity
  • Off-Hour Emergencies
  • Company Searches and Inspections
  • Suggestion Program
  • Parking
  • Loans and Pay Advances
  • Off-Duty Social Activities
  • Personal Mail, Telephone Calls and Visits
  • Employee References and Inquiries
  • Employee Lunchroom
  • Emergency Shut-Down Procedures
  • Non-Fraternization
Termination of Employment (Termination, Resignation and Exit Interview)

Acknowledgment of Receipt of Employees

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