Model policies, posters, notices, sample letters, checklists and forms to help you create, distribute and maintain legally compliant documentation for your organization.

This tool:

  • Includes templates that may be customized to meet the organization's particular needs, complete with tips and guidance as to how and when they should be used.
  • Provides warnings to help avoid legal pitfalls and/or understand the potential implications of recent and/or pending legislation.

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  • Personal Leave of Absence Policy

    An employer may use this policy to communicate when an employee may take a personal leave of absence and what types of documentation and notice the employee needs to provide the employer.

  • Conduct an Internal Investigation - Checklist

    Internal investigations are one of the employer's most effective tools to respond to complaints of discrimination, harassment, waste, theft, fraud or other misconduct. This checklist can assist you in deciding whether to investigate, crafting the investigation to be effective, and producing useful results.

  • Sick Leave Policy

    This policy focuses instead on voluntary sick leave for individuals not otherwise eligible for federal, state or municipal leave laws. Although voluntary sick leave is not required by federal or state law, such policies are important for employee morale and for handling occasional absences for sickness. Therefore, employers should adopt written policies regarding voluntary sick leave.

  • Paid Sick Leave Policy

    Paid sick leave is generally not required under federal or state law, however several cities require paid sick or unpaid sick leave (depending on the size of the employer). This policy is designed for employers who are mandated by law to provide paid sick leave and who do not already have a paid time off policy that allows leave for the same qualifying reasons and under the same conditions as the applicable law.

  • Leave for Victims of a Crime or Domestic Violence Policy

    While there is no federal law that specifically protects employees who are victims of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault and/or other crimes, many states have enacted laws granting job protection and leave to such employees and/or employees whose family members have been victimized. These laws also typically prohibit employers from penalizing or terminating an employee because the employee exercises his or her rights as a crime victim or a victim of domestic violence which includes attending court as a witness in a related criminal proceeding. An employer should publish a written policy if the employer is located in a state that requires such leave or if this is an important value to the employer.

  • Bereavement Leave Policy

    An employer may use this policy to set standards on employee bereavement leave and to show support for employees during stressful or tragic times in the personal lives of employees. Although a Bereavement Leave Policy is not required by federal or state law, such policies are important for employee morale.

  • Family and Medical Leave Policy for Employers Not Subject to the FMLA

    An employer may use this policy to communicate family and medical leave rights and responsibilities when the employer is not subject to the FMLA. Employers can choose to implement a family and medical leave policy that is in line with the FMLA or state equivalent, and may modify it to meet the employer's needs.

  • Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) Policy

    An employer may use this policy to inform eligible employees of any benefits or policies surrounding Family and Medical Leave. Best practice maintains that certain elements of an employer's FMLA policy are represented in the employee handbook.

  • Employee Verification Regarding Authorized Use of Earned Sick Time

    A Massachusetts employer may use this model form if it requires employees to verify in writing that they have used earned sick time for an allowable purpose.

  • Sample Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Policy

    Massachusetts has released a sample earned sick time policy that an employer can use as guidance to inform employees of their rights.

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We have been heavily utilizing XpertHR to assist in the updating of our company policies.

Sarah Anderson, HR Manager, Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill