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03-01-2001, 04:15 PM
I was wondering if anybody out there in the commercial field could give me some ideas on waht to include in emplowee handbooks? Thanks for any response

Green Finger
03-01-2001, 04:26 PM

Hours of operation
Leave policy
Pay policy
Uniform policy
Training policy
Short Story about the company
What you expect from them as employees
Describe the chain of command.
Job discription (they do everything that you tell them to do)
Policy about stealing
Policy about cheating
Policy about slacking on the job.
And anything else.

Before they go out to work. During oreintation, go over the handbook. Explain everything to them. Make them sign a sheet saying they received it and understand the information. Make sure it is dated.

03-01-2001, 04:29 PM
Definitions of Employee Status (seasonal/full/part time)
Work Hours
Call-In Policy
Sexual Harrasment
Disciplinary Actions
Drug Testing
Fringe Benefits(holidays/excused abscences/leaves/insurances)
Misc(dress code/smoking/safety/shrinkage)

Hope these get you started in the right direction.

03-01-2001, 04:29 PM
Thanks, I will start on it right away. Know anything about a harmless clause?

03-01-2001, 04:36 PM
In regards to employees or company?? Im kinda shooting from the hip here.

03-01-2001, 04:41 PM
A claust that I can give to my customers, along with gen. liab. to help cover my ASSPRIN

Green Finger
03-01-2001, 04:41 PM

Do you mean as in if someone gets hurt you are not responsible.

You make them sign a "hold harmless agreement".

If you are talking about that, I do not think it would work.

Workmens Comp.

03-01-2001, 04:44 PM
The hold harmless is what was sugested to me by the insurrance co to help clear up any uncertian area with the customer, This was to make sure that were both on the same page for saftey, and it in turn gives them some guidelines to go on

07-19-2007, 05:22 PM
yeh that sounds like a insurance agent!

Supper Grassy
07-19-2007, 06:29 PM
If you make an employee hand book could you email me a copy?

07-19-2007, 07:26 PM
dont forget Verbage,

how to speak when talking to a Customer

J&R Landscaping
07-27-2007, 10:16 AM
In light of a recent thread, maybe something about how much "downtime" is allowable when at each job throughout the day, and possible things to either minimize it or eliminate it.