Employee Handbook Website



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Workers Compensation     Cobra     Vacation     Holidays     Sick Leave     Pets in the Workplace     Volunteer Time Off   

Employee Handbook Website offers a full range of benefits programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, stock option program, short term and long term disability programs, and a discounted health club program. An Employee Benefit Summary has been designed to provide a brief summary of many of the benefits listed above. More detailed information about these benefits may be found there as well as in the individual plan booklets, and the official plan documents. The provisions of the official plan documents shall control in the event of conflict between the above mentioned documents.
Temporary employees, consultants, freelancers and independent contractors are not Employee Handbook Website employees and as such, are not eligible for any of the company benefits.

Workers Compensation
Employee Handbook Website furnishes workers’ compensation insurance coverage at its expense. Workers’ compensation insurance is intended to provide medical care and pay for lost time resulting from injuries on the job and those illnesses caused by work. Wage benefits such as hospitalization become effective following a waiting period. If an employee is injured on the job, the employee must report the injury to a manager or Human Resources immediately in order for the proper reports to be filled out.
Employee Handbook Website or its insurance carrier may not be liable for the payment of workers’ compensation benefits for any injury which arises out of an employee’s voluntary participation in any off-duty recreational, social, or athletic activity which is not a part of the employee’s work-related duties. In order for employees to see their own physician for a workers’ compensation claim, an employee must have placed a note in his/her employment file prior to any filing a claim.          top

Cobra     (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act)
COBRA is the temporary extension of health coverage at group rates when coverage under the plans would otherwise end. Human Resources can provide more information regarding these rights. If an employee leaves Employee Handbook Website, he or she will be provided with further written information about COBRA rights.          top


Vacation time is provided to promote rest and relaxation away from work. Employees earn vacation credit beginning on their first day of work at a rate of 15 days (120 hours) per year, or 1.25 days (10 hours) per month. A day's pay for full-time employees will equal eight hours' pay at the employee's base compensation. A day's pay for part-time employees will equal a prorated amount of hours, based on the number of hours the employee is normally scheduled to work.
Employees are encouraged to use all earned vacation pay each year to avoid reaching the cap on benefits. Earned vacation pay may be carried over from year to year. However, once an employee reaches a cap of 15 days (120 hours), he or she will stop accruing vacation benefits. Once an employee uses enough vacation time to fall below the 15-day/120 hour maximum, he or she will begin to earn benefits again, but only from that date forward.
In order to facilitate the scheduling of your vacation, we ask that y our preference for vacation time be submitted to your manager as far in advance of your vacation as possible. Vacation time preference will normally be honored, subject to the needs of Employee Handbook Website.
Employees should submit an approved Time Off Form, to Human Resources and Payroll. Individuals are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of their paychecks, vacation accrual and deductions. In case of any questions or discrepancies, please inform Payroll or the Human Resources Department immediately.

Some final points with respect to vacation time:

  • Employee Handbook Website will not advance vacation time under any circumstances;
  • Employees do not earn vacation time while on leave of absence, and
  • Upon separation from Employee Handbook Website, accrued vacation time that has not been used will be paid at the employee's final rate of pay.     top




Employee Handbook Website recognizes the importance of leisure time in achieving greater productivity, and therefore, provide paid holidays each year. The holiday schedule for 2002 is:

New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents’ Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
The day after Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
The day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

In addition to the holidays listed above, employees can enjoy one floating holiday to be taken on the day of their choice. A floating holiday must be taken in the year it is earned and, much like vacation time, a floating holiday request should be submitted - in advance of taking - it to your manager and Human Resources for approval.

Holiday benefits will be paid to at the following rates:
Full-time employees will receive eight hours of pay at the employee’s regular rate.
Part-time employees will receive pro-rated paid holidays, based on the number of hours the employee is regularly scheduled to work. Employees on leave of absence are ineligible for holiday benefits while they are on leave of absence.          top



Sick Leave

In order to minimize the economic hardship that may result from an unexpected short-term illness or injury, Employee Handbook Website provides its employees with sick leave. Full-time employees are eligible for up to five days, or forty hours, of sick leave during each calendar year. Part-time employees are eligible for pro-rated sick leave, based on the number of hours the employee is regularly scheduled to work. Sick leave benefits are earned on a pro-rated basis for each complete calendar month of service. Sick leave does not accrue from year to year nor will it be paid out at the end of the year, or upon termination.

Employees who are unable to report to work due to personal illness or injury need to contact their manager as soon as possible and prior to the beginning of the work day.

Sick Leave and Attendance
Regular attendance and timeliness are critical to business operations. Therefore, absenteeism and tardiness must be kept to a minimum. If an employee exceeds the sick time allotment for the year or is consistently and/or considerably tardy, it is considered excessive and could lead to disciplinary action up to and including termination.          top



Pets in the Workplace

Employee Handbook Website recognizes that pets in the workplace may be enjoyable to employees while at work. Therefore, Employee Handbook Website allows employees to bring certain pets to work where property management rules permit. Pets must well trained and not dangerous, hostile or poisonous. They should never pose any harm or risk to Employee Handbook Website employees or visitors. Pet owners must control their pets at all times and are fully and solely responsible for any and all pet accidents that should arise. In addition, employees are required to ensure that their pets do not create any disruption or distraction in the workplace. Employee Handbook Website reserves the right to advise employees that their pets are not allowed in the workplace.     top



Volunteer Time Off

Employee Handbook Website is committed to sharing the company success within the communities in which the company conducts business. In support of this commitment, Employee Handbook Website employees are encouraged to become involved with community service efforts. Therefore, Employee Handbook Website provides up to two days (16 hours) paid time off per year so that employees can volunteer their time to a charity/community service of their choice.
To use volunteer time off, and prior to taking the time off, employees should submit a completed Time Off Request Form to their managers and Human Resources for approval.

Volunteer time off may not be accrued, and employees will not be paid for unused volunteer time upon termination.     top



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