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Human Resources PolicyPro® – Atlantic Edition

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Volume I

Introduction
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Introduction

  • Disclaimer
  • How to use this publication
  • About the Sample Statements of Policy and Procedure
  • About the electronic version
  • References
  • About the Author
  • About the Managing Editor
  • About the Legal Editor

Chapter A - About Policies and Procedures
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Chapter A - About Policies and Procedures

  • Why policies and procedures are needed
  • Developing a policy manual
  • Scope of a Policy Manual
  • Design
  • Contents
  • Writing policies and procedures
  • Approval
  • Publishing
  • Sample policies in this Chapter
  • Introduction
  • Distribution List Policy and Procedure Document Format

Chapter B - Employment Policies
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Chapter B - Employment Policies

(Each of the policies listed below includes a Sample Statement of Policy and Procedure)

  • Introduction
  • Employment Principles
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Terms and Conditions of Employment
  • Probationary Period
  • Employment Classifications
  • Hours of Work
  • Employee Orientation
  • Confidentiality and Inventions
  • Termination of Employment
  • Third Party Reference Requests
  • Employment of Relatives
  • Gifts, Favours and Entertainment
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Job Posting
  • Employment References
  • Exit Interviews
  • Flexible Work Arrangements

Chapter C - Pay and Performance Policies
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Chapter C - Pay and Performance Policies

(Each of the policies listed below includes a Sample Statement of Policy and Procedure)

  • Introduction
  • Pay Principles
  • Job Evaluation
  • Pay Administration
  • Job Performance Review
  • Pay Range Structure
  • Overtime
  • Reporting Pay
  • Call-in Pay
  • Shift Premium
  • Wage Garnishments
  • Absenteeism
  • Pay Advances

Chapter D - Benefits Policies
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Chapter D - Benefits Policies

(Each of the policies listed below includes a Sample Statement of Policy and Procedure)

  • Introduction
  • Benefits Principles
  • Vacation and Vacation Pay
  • Holidays
  • Personal Leave of Absence
  • Pregnancy Leave
  • Parental and/or Adoption Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Seminars and Conferences
  • Professional Association Membership
  • Benefits Related to Part-time Employment
  • Family Leave (Emergency Leave)
  • Short Term Disability/Sick Pay Benefits
  • Retirement
  • Compassionate Care Leave
  • Jury or Court Witness Leave D4.16-1
  • Military/Reservist Leave of Absence


Volume II

Chapter E - Employee Relations Policies
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Chapter E - Employee Relations Policies

(Each of the policies listed below includes a Sample Statement of Policy and Procedure)

  • Introduction E5.00-1
  • Employee Relations Principles E5.01-1
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Workplace Accommodation on the Basis of Disability
  • Conduct and Behaviour
  • Discipline
  • Personal Information Protection
  • E-mail and Internet Use
  • Religious Accommodation
  • Dress Code

Chapter F - Health and Safety Policies
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Chapter F - Health and Safety Policies

(Each of the policies listed below includes a Sample Statement of Policy and Procedure)

  • Introduction
  • Health and Safety Principles
  • Accident and Injury Reporting
  • Accident Investigation
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee
  • Alcohol in the Workplace
  • Working Alone
  • Cell Phone Use
  • Workplace Violence
  • Emergencies and Business Interruptions
  • Smoking in the Workplace
  • Pandemic Planning Overview
  • Fitness to Work
  • Restricted Access
  • Work From Home
  • Declared Emergencies

Alphabetical Listing of Sample Statements of Policy and Procedure (VOLUME I and II)
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Alphabetical Listing of Sample Statements of Policy and Procedure (VOLUME I and II)

  • Absenteeism
  • Accident and Injury Reporting
  • Accident Investigation
  • Alcohol in the Workplace
  • Benefits Principles
  • Benefits Related to Part-time Employment
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Call-in Pay
  • Cell Phone Use
  • Compassionate Care Leave
  • Conduct and Behaviour
  • Confidentiality and Inventions
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Declared Emergencies
  • Discipline
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Distribution List
  • Dress Code
  • E-mail and Internet Use
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Emergencies and Business Interruptions
  • Employee Orientation
  • Employee Relations Principles
  • Employment Classifications
  • Employment of Relatives
  • Employment Principles
  • Employment References
  • Exit Interviews
  • Family Leave (Emergency Leave)
  • Fitness to Work
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Gifts, Favours and Entertainment
  • Health and Safety Principles
  • Holidays
  • Hours of Work
  • Introduction
  • Job Evaluation
  • Job Performance Review
  • Job Posting
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee
  • Jury or Court Witness Leave
  • Military/Reservist Leave of Absence
  • Overtime
  • Parental and/or Adoption Leave
  • Pay Administration
  • Pay Principles
  • Pay Range Structure
  • Pay Advances
  • Personal Information Protection
  • Personal Leave of Absence
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Policy and Procedure Document Format
  • Pregnancy Leave
  • Probationary Period
  • Professional Association Membership
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Religious Accommodation
  • Reporting Pay
  • Restricted Access
  • Retirement
  • Seminars and Conferences
  • Shift Premium
  • Short Term Disability/Sick Pay Benefits
  • Smoking in the Workplace
  • Termination of Employment
  • Terms and Conditions of Employment
  • Third Party Reference Requests
  • Vacation and Vacation Pay
  • Wage Garnishments
  • Work From Home
  • Working Alone
  • Workplace Accommodation on the Basis of Disability
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Workplace Violence

Print ISSN 1922-0316 Online ISSN 1923-7235

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Authors and Editors

Author
Derwyn Hancocks, B.A., has held both management and executive positions in human resources with well-known private sector Canadian companies. He was the founding chair of the Peel Industrial Training Advisory Committee and has taught labour relations at Sheridan College.

Editor
Michele Glassford, is a lawyer and editor ad Derwyn Hancocks and Associates. She is a researcher and policy analyst with a background in labour law. Michele graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and York University and was called to the Atlantic Bar in 1994. In addition to a part-time law practice in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Michele has worked in the field of labour adjustment for the Health Sector Training and Adjustment Program and has been a Researcher for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Michele also holds the position of Vice President and Managing Editor of D.R. Hancocks & Associates, Inc.

Managing Editor
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., was called to the Quebec bar in 1988 where she practised employment and labour law until 1999. Yosie is one of Canada's best-known and most-respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour law across the country. She is also the HRinfodesk Managing Editor.

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Legal Editor Hustwick Hodgson and Payne Edmonton Law FirmAlison J. Bird is a lawyer practising in Halifax with the Atlantic regional law firm, Cox & Palmer. She earned her law degree at the University of New Brunswick in 2010 and was subsequently called to the Nova Scotia bar the following year. She was the recipient of the Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship in Law (2007 – 2010) as well as many other academic awards. Alison is a frequent presenter on employment law topics and recently presented on the challenges being faced by employers dealing with changing demographics in the workplace.

Cox & Palmer is a full-service law firm with offices in Halifax, Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John, Charlottetown, Summerside and St. John's. With more than 170 lawyers, the firm is well situated to meet the needs of its clients throughout the region. Their labour and employment law group believe in a pro-active, results-oriented approach to any labour and employment law difficulties which may be encountered by their clients. Early intervention, combined with a thorough and ongoing knowledge of their clients' operations, permits them to offer timely advice to minimize or avoid complications arising from labour relations and employment problems.

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