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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Model Policy: Recognition and social functions

Why you need this policy:

From time to time your law firm may wish to recognize staff members’ milestones, achievements, and/or special occasions.


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COMPLIANCE

Model Policy: Employee resignation

Why you need this model policy:

Establishing a formal policy for employee resignation will help ensure that staff transitions go smoothly; the firm treats employees fairly and consistently; and legal requirements are followed.

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MANAGING STAFF

Model Policy: Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure

Why you need this model policy:

Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices, including harassment.

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MANAGING STAFF

Model Policy: Workplace Bullying Policy

Why you need this model policy:

Your firm is committed to the goal of ensuring that all of its employees are treated with dignity, civility, and respect in the workplace. Bullying behavior is not compatible with this commitment.

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MANAGING STAFF

Model Policy: Jewelry and tattoos

Why you need this policy:

This model jewelry and tattoos policy establishes guidelines for staff wearing jewelry or displaying tattoos.

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Model Tool: Catastrophic Leave Program

Why you need this form:

At first glance, a leave-sharing program appears to be a win-win-win solution for employer, donating employee, and receiving employee.

But despite all of the positives, employers need to be careful when implementing a program like this to avoid some potential administrative, managerial, and tax problems.

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MANAGING STAFF

Model Tool: Conflict of Interest Policy for Romantically Involved Employees

Why you need this policy:

A law firm’s control over an employee doesn’t normally extend to the employee’s love life. But when a romance between co-workers affects the workplace and the law firm’s business, it becomes an employment matter. This is most likely to happen when a relationship ends.

You need to implement a Model Conflict of Interest Policy to protect your law firm from harm that can result when employees date their co-workers.

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PRIVACY POLICY

Model Tool: Client privacy policy

Why you need this policy:

As with any other corporate website, law office websites collect and use personal information of site visitors, including “personally identifiable” information, i.e., names and other information that can be traced back to a specific individual. Such use and collection of personal information is subject to requirements under privacy laws.

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COMPLIANCE

Model Tool: Three policies to accommodate medical marijuana

Why you need this tool:

These three tools allow you to alter your zero tolerance policy to accommodate medical marijuana.

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MANAGING STAFF

Model Policy: Employee computer use and social networking

Why you need this policy:

The law governing your right to discipline employees for the things they say on blogs and social networks is still in its infancy stages. But even from the early cases, it has become clear that online conversations are not simply private matters. There’s a big difference between bad mouthing a company, supervisor or colleague to a friend in a bar over a glass of beer and making those remarks in a blog or correspondence on an external social network like Facebook.

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