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do it yourself Employee Manual software from Standard Legal

About the Employee Manual and Employee Handbook Software

What is the Employee Manual and Employee Handbook software?

Even a small business with only a few employees still needs certain legal safeguards. Providing all employees with a professionally designed handbook, employment contracts and standardized legal forms protects the business owner. You can easily prevent unwarranted litigation while giving clear employment guidelines! Use the Employee Manuals and Human Resources Legal Forms software package from Standard Legal to create a fully-customized Employee Handbook and give your business the comprehensive human resources protections it needs.

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EMPLOYEE MANUAL & HUMAN RESOURCES LEGAL FORMS SOFTWARE

It is critical in today's "litigation and lawsuit happy" society to protect the substantial investment of time and money that any owner puts into a business. If you have even a small handful of employees, an Employee Manual is one of the best protections you can create to prevent overzealous litigation, be it from a current employee or a previously fired worker.

The Employee Handbook software from Standard Legal sets forth the rules, regulations and guidelines that most employers should publish and distribute to their employees. These rules effectively cover the most common situations and scenarios that affect the everyday workplace -- it is these types of published rules and guidelines that will help you protect yourself and your business from unwarranted litigation.

The fully-developed handbook template contained within the employee manual kit, together with its step-by-step instructions for customizing and completing it, will allow a business owner or manager to prepare a thorough and concise employee manual. Because the program is complete and simple to use, in most cases the business owner can produce this document without the expense of an attorney. The manual should take most users less than 30 minutes to complete and customize, and is geared for small to medium sized businesses.

The Standard Legal Employee Manual software provides a professionally designed handbook laid out in "book format", complete with headers, chapter titles, page numbers, etc. There are no graphics contained within the content, so you can easily customize the look of the manual to your tastes, even adding your own company logo prior to printing.

Here's an example of the thought and planning put into this do-it-yourself legal software package.

The employee manual does NOT contain state-specific language or a repurposed listing of state laws, codes or regulations. A well-written employee handbook should NEVER contain such off-topic material. Adding state-specific language into an employee handbook runs counter to the two primary reasons for creating such a manual: protecting the owner(s) of the business and the business itself from litigation; and providing the most fundamental and necessary employee directives to all workers. If employees want to research state laws and workplace regulations, they can do so easily at published state government sources.

EMPLOYEE MANUAL TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. TRIAL PERIOD
  2. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  3. EMPLOYMENT STATUS
  4. WORK HOURS
  5. PAY PERIODS
  6. HOLIDAY POLICY
  7. VACATION LEAVE POLICY
  8. TELEPHONE USE
  9. ATTENDANCE POLICY
  10. TIME CARDS
  11. CLEANUP
  12. WRITTEN NOTICE
  13. EMPLOYEE CONDUCT/WORK ENVIRONMENT
  14. WORKPLACE VIOLENCE POLICY
  15. ENFORCEMENT OF POLICIES
  16. EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE REVIEWS
  17. WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS POLICY
  18. DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
  19. OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT
  20. JOB DESCRIPTIONS
  21. TRAVEL AND EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT
  22. PERSONNEL RECORDS
  23. CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY
  24. COMPANY DRESS/GROOMING
  25. COMPUTER USE
  26. MAJOR MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE
  27. OTHER BENEFITS
  28.   A. Retirement Plan
      B. Leave of Absence
          1. Disability Leave
          2. Other Leaves of Absence
      C. Jury Duty
      D. Military Duty
  29. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY
  30. POLICY GOVERNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT
BONUS #1: HUMAN RESOURCES LEGAL FORMS

In addition to the Employee Manual, this employee management legal software package contains the most comprehensive series of employee-related legal forms, contracts, handbooks, manuals, agreements and posters available anywhere:

Authorization for Criminal Background Check - This form will allow a company, organization or other entity to gather information sufficient to conduct a background check on a potential employee (or even volunteers). The form also grants the permission or authorization from that the person on whom the check will be done to the company or organization.

Employee Arbitration Agreement Form - Avoid costly litigation at the hands of disgruntled current or former employees. This binding agreement requires any and all claims that could be directed against your company from current or former employees be sent to binding arbitration rather than costly and time consuming litigation. Save thousands of dollars, avoid the aggravation of court and the specter of never-ending litigation.

Employee Review Form - Allows you to prepare a relevant and company/job specific job review form so that your management personnel can conduct thoughtful, insightful reviews of your employee's work performance. By providing information to your employees regarding their strengths and weaknesses, you can improve your company's productivity and retain well-trained and properly motivated employees.

Employment Contract - this agreement, between your business and its employees, establishes an "at-will" employment relationship, sets forth compensation for the employee, provides for non-disclosure of the employer's business secrets and contains a non-compete agreement.

Consultant Agreement - if your business needs the expertise of an industry insider but does not want the burden and expense of putting that person on payroll full-time, consider retaining that person as a consultant. This form creates an independent contractor relationship between your company and the consultant with the expertise you desire to tap.

Sales Representative Agreement - If your business is in need of a sales force but does not desire the hassle, burden and cost of full-time employee representatives, this agreement is perfect for your business. This agreement establishes an independent contractor-type relationship with the sales representatives. The representative is paid a commission that you negotiate only when the sales representative sells your products and you are paid by your customer on that sale.

Employment Application - Use the information and questions listed on this form to obtain concise and accurate information from potential employees.

BONUS #2: FEDERALLY-REQUIRED EMPLOYEE NOTICES POSTERS

The Federal Government requires that employers post in a conspicuous place at their business certain posters describing information on minimum wage, OSHA matters, EEOC, etc. This software contains such posting requirements in standard text format, as provided verbatim from the U.S. Department of Labor. Note that there may be specific state law posting requirements in addition to those contained in our software; the introductory text file provides a suggested web reference to review these requirements.

The forms provided in this do-it-yourself legal forms kit are the most up-to-date, legally accurate and easiest-to-use in the industry. Many of our competitors provide forms that are poorly formatted, out of date or simply filled with inaccurate instructions. On our website are 13 REASONS why our Legal Forms Software packages are the clear choice for do-it-yourself legal products! Also, check out the software format features listed on our website and you'll get a look inside the software to see how it works!

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