Human Resources PolicyPro® – Atlantic Edition

From policy to sign-off

Meet your employment, payroll, and health and safety obligations with dwonloadable model polices and automated policy management

The leading source for up-to-date model policies based on compliance and best practice requirements in New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Choose the classic print manual or the comprehensive online platform that automates policy management.

Choose which PolicyPro is right for you

Do you require only employment and payroll policies and prefer a print manual with downloadable Microsoft Word® versions of each policy? Select PolicyPro Classic

In addition to HR policies, do you require policy templates for finance, IT, not-for-profits, accessibility and an automated method to distribute policies and ensure employee sign-off? Select PolicyProPlus®

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available with each PolicyPro

PolicyPro Classic

Human Resources PolicyPro:
Online policy templates and print manuals

Try it free for 30 days


From policy to sign-off:
The complete policy management service

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$ 995 /year (+ S&H)

$ 2,495 /year



Two-volume print manual with HR and payroll model policies updated regularly

Online versions of all policies, forms, checklists and commentary continuously updated for changes in compliance and best practice

Add policies for finance, IT, not-for-profits and accessibility
(Note: no print manual)

Commentary by subject-matter experts outlines needs and considerations for each policy

Ask the Editor for queries about content or to suggest new policies

Bi-weekly e-newsletter informs you of revised and new policies and why they're important

Use or revise existing quizzes or create new ones to ensure employees read and understand each policy

Draft, update and archive policies and forms with professional document management functionality

Use multiple manuals and distribution lists for different departments and employee groups

Track employees' completion of assigned policies for internal and external audits using easy management reports

In-context help and technical support

Each employee has their own online account for reading policies, completing quizzes and a report to track progress

Secure and centralized document storage with access from any location or device

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* The PolicyProPlus Platform is also available without policy databases for $1,495 per year.

Human Resources PolicyPro Model Policies

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
  • Distribution List Policy and Procedure Document Format

Employment Policies

  • 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

Pay and Performance Policies

  • 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

Benefits Policies

  • 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
  • Part-time Employment Benefits
  • Family Leave (Emergency Leave)
  • Short-Term Disability/Sick Pay Benefits
  • Retirement
  • Compassionate Care Leave
  • Jury or Court Witness Leave
  • Military/Reservist Leave of Absence

Employee Relations Policies

  • Employee Relations Principles
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Workplace Accommodation on the Basis of Disability
  • Conduct and Behaviour
  • Discipline
  • Personal Information Protection
  • Email and Internet Use
  • Religious Accommodation
  • Dress Code

Health and Safety Policies

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

Print ISSN 1922-0316  |  Online ISSN 1923-7235


Content Editor

Lynn Hunter-Barnard, BA, MSA HR, holds a Master's Degree in Human Resources. She has extensive experience in human resources policy creation. She develops and manages content for all editions of Human Resources PolicyPro except Quebec.

Managing Editor

Yosie Saint-Cyr, LLB, was called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is a member in good standing. She practised business, employment and labour law until 1999 before becoming Managing Editor at First Reference.

Yosie is responsible for the high-quality, up-to-date content for employment law services and the Internal Controls Library. She is currently enrolled in the Osgoode Professional LLM degree program.

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Legal Editors

Cox and Palmer logoCox & 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. Cox & Palmer's labour and employment law group believe in a proactive, 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 clients' operations, permits the firm to offer timely advice to minimize or avoid complications arising from labour relations and employment problems.

James B. Green, JD, is an associate in the Halifax office of Cox & Palmer. James articled with the firm after graduating from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and is now growing a practice in the areas of employment and labour law. James gained valuable experience as a volunteer with the Centre for Law and Democracy, an organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and developing human rights which form the foundation of democracy.