Employee Handbooks

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by SWguy, Mar 1, 2001.

  1. SWguy

    SWguy LawnSite Member
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    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
     
  2. Green Finger

    Green Finger LawnSite Senior Member
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    Handbook.......

    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.
     
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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    Orientation
    Definitions of Employee Status (seasonal/full/part time)
    Work Hours
    Call-In Policy
    Sexual Harrasment
    Disciplinary Actions
    Drug Testing
    Resignation
    Fringe Benefits(holidays/excused abscences/leaves/insurances)
    Misc(dress code/smoking/safety/shrinkage)

    Hope these get you started in the right direction.
    Kris
     
  4. SWguy

    SWguy LawnSite Member
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    Thanks, I will start on it right away. Know anything about a harmless clause?
     
  5. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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    In regards to employees or company?? Im kinda shooting from the hip here.
    Kris
     
  6. SWguy

    SWguy LawnSite Member
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    A claust that I can give to my customers, along with gen. liab. to help cover my ASSPRIN
     
  7. Green Finger

    Green Finger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 839

    Harmless,

    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.
     
  8. SWguy

    SWguy LawnSite Member
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    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
     
  9. bpk

    bpk LawnSite Member
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    yeh that sounds like a insurance agent!
     
  10. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you make an employee hand book could you email me a copy?
     

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