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In the absence of a personal time-off policy, when has an employee called in sick enough times to justify dismissal? How many days off are appropriate when a family member is sick or dies? Do you have any choice about paying an employee who is on a jury or spending two weeks at reserve training? While it is possible to deal with each situation as it arises, a consistent and clearly communicated policy can make your life a lot easier. Employees will know what to expect and you won't be faced with making policy decisions each time a situation arises.
The Employee Time Off and Leave Policies contains sample policies that you can quickly customize to create your own personal leave policy. Be sure to have any policy you formulate reviewed by an attorney — there are a few areas where you have specific legal obligations, such as jury duty and military leave.
The file contains a 18-page document in rich text format (RTF) that is suitable for use with most word processing programs used in the Windows environment.
The sample policies contain specific clauses from which you can pick and choose and then customize to create your own policy for the following areas:
Toolkit is providing these tools free of charge. Some of these forms contain technical language and create significant legal obligations. Do not use any form without first having an attorney review the form and determine that it is suitable for the purpose for which you intend it.