Some polices require employers to communicate workplace information to employees in writing. In the absence of a specific requirement, employers should also implement policies that communicate company expectations and benefits.
Turbo Plus HR- Key policies:
- Employee behavior, attendance and punctuality: Attendance policies make it clear that employees must be ready to work at their scheduled start time each day and provide procedures for informing the company of an unscheduled absence or late arrival. It is also a best practice to have policies on standards of conduct, drug and alcohol abuse, disciplinary action, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, and workplace violence.
- Anti-harassment and non-discrimination: These policies prohibit harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Non-discrimination laws are governed by federal, state and local provisions.
- Employment classifications: It is a best practice to clearly define employment classifications, such as full-time, part-time, exempt or non-exempt since an employee’s classification can dictate eligibility for benefits and overtime pay.
- At-will employment: This statement repeats that either you or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, as long as the reason is a lawful one.
- Leave and time off benefits: These policies address a company’s rules and procedures regarding holidays, vacation, sick, and other types of time off benefits, or leave required by law (such as voting leave, family leave, and domestic violence leave) or company policy.
- Meal and break periods:A policy on meal and break periods informs employees of the frequency and duration of such breaks as well as any rules or restrictions related to break periods. Rest periods, lactation breaks, and meal periods must be provided in accordance with federal, state and local laws.
- Timekeeping and pay: A timekeeping policy informs employees of the method for recording time worked and the importance of accurately recording their time. A policy on paydays lets employees know the frequency of paydays, the methods available for receiving pay, and any special procedures for when a payday falls on a holiday or when an employee is absent from work.
- Safety and health policies: Safety policies describe safety and emergency procedures and require employees to report work-related injuries immediately. Additionally, some regulations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act require employers to have specific policies and programs in place if certain workplace hazards exist (such as a hazard communication program if certain chemicals are present in the workplace).
- Local Conveyance Reimbursement Policy : To establish guidelines for reimbursement of conveyance expenses incurred by an employee for using Public Transportation/ own conveyance for official use.