Have your Policies drafted by a Good Lawyer, just for you.
$1,480 (+ tax)
Your Employment Policies are to set the expectations for new employees, summarize their most common administrative procedures, and strengthen their position in the event an employee needs to be terminated or tries to sue their employer.
Standardize your onboarding.
Setting up solid Employment Policies will enable your business to get new employees up to speed faster, with clear answers to their most pressing questions about their new position.
Protect your business.
Clear Employment Policies help avoid conflicts with employees by clearly outlining expectations and consequences for conduct unbecoming. If a conflict should occur anyway, Employment Policies can be critical in achieving a favourable outcome for you in court.
Save time and money.
Well-written Policies can significantly reduce the amount a business spends on Employment Agreements by standardizing several sections. They can also serve as a “FAQ” document for employees which reduces their dependency on upper management to answer questions relating to things like payday, benefits, and holiday time.
First, you'll have a kick-off call with your Good Lawyer to discuss the current status of corporation. After the call, your lawyer will collect the documents they need to complete the Agreement. They will share a copy of the final document.
1. Project kick-off call to gather information, advise you and answer questions.
2. One customized set of Employment Policies.
3. One round of minor revisions if necessary.
Pick a time to discuss your Employment Policies with a Good Lawyer.
Help your lawyer understand the situation and the goals of your Policies. Your lawyer will determine what wording and clauses you need in your Employment Policies and draft something tailored to your business.
You will receive a digital copy of the Employment Policies, ready to be shared with employees.
Get your paperwork done the easy way so you can get back to running your business.
Yes, you do. Employment Policies include the rules and information that apply to all employees and contractors. Employment Agreements cover more specific information that relates to a single employment relationship between the company and a single employee. They complement and cross-reference each other heavily and it is standard to have both. Your lawyer will not be able to edit one without having the other available to reference.
Yes. Often, a company’s first few hires are done before drafting proper Employment Policies. Many of the terms found in Employment Policies are often found in Employment Agreements as well but having standardized Policies that your Employment Agreements can point to will save your company time and money by shortening the length of your Employment Agreements and having consistent answers for your employees regarding their employment. If you’re starting to grow your team, it’s probably a good idea to get your Employment Policies drafted.
Your lawyer will help you select policies that will be most useful to your business. Generally, these policies relate to employee conduct, compensation, procedures for travel, expenses, benefits, communication, sick days, termination, resignation, use of equipment and facilities, and an overview of the company’s mission and values. Other policies that are often but not always used include confidentiality, working from home, substance abuse, performance reviews, overtime and lunchtime, dress code, customer interactions, health plans, discrimination, intellectual property assignments, and harassment.
If you’d like to revise your existing set of Employment Policies, consider booking a Contract Review for $25 per page. Your lawyer will review your Policies and needs, advise you on your requested changes, and revise your agreement for an additional fee. If your Policies require extensive revisions, you might be better off starting from scratch with a fully tailored set of Employment Policies. Your lawyer will help you figure out what’s best for you, and will always clarify any additional costs for your approval.
This service will only cover the creation of a single set of Employment Policies (one document). If additional sets of Employment Policies are needed, you can talk to your Lawyer about drafting multiple Employment Policies. Sometimes it is more efficient to produce multiple letters and a discount is possible, but that is situational and Goodlawyer can’t guarantee any kind of bulk discount.
Employment Policies are generally delivered as a PDF so that they can be easily shared, printed, and signed. They can also be delivered as a Word document. If that’s something you’re interested in, make sure you mention it to your lawyer.
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