Need help setting up or reviewing workplace Policies and Procedures? We help you ensure all of your policies & procedures are legally compliant, fair and transparent, ensuring the smooth running of your business.
Policies and procedures are the rules and guidelines that govern your workplace. They set out the responsibilities, behaviours and conduct that you expect from employees and highlight unacceptable conduct that could jeopardise their continued employment.
Some policies are legally mandated such as the requirement to have a policy relating to Workplace Health and Safety. Other policies may deal with issues that are not legally regulated but that may be important to your business. Your Policies and Procedures will need to reflect the unique needs and goals of your business.
A key area addressed in a business’ Policies and Procedures is how complaints and grievances are handled, such as bullying, harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
A Stacks Employment law specialist can help to draft or review your business’ Policies and Procedures, ensuring that they comply with legal regulations and that they are fair and transparent, so that your employees understand their obligations and managers deal consistently with any issues that arise in the workplace. We can also act for your business in any legal proceedings that may arise in relation to the breach of Policies and Procedures.
Issues that might be addressed in a business’ Policies and Procedures
- Workplace health and safety issues
- Bullying, harassment and discrimination
- Performance management and performance assessment
- Social media use
- Appropriate use of information technology (ie. email and internet)
- Travel issues
- Employee leave
- Expected conduct in relation to communicating with clients
- Language in the workplace
- Use of work vehicles
- Drug and alcohol use
- Discipline and termination
- Smoking in the workplace
Need advice about workplace Policies and Procedures? Call us today