policies and procedures Essay

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Policies and Procedures

Probationary Period
The probationary period is intended to give new employees the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to achieve a satisfactory level of performance and to determine whether the new position meets their expectations. The company uses this period to evaluate employee capabilities, work habits, and overall performance. Either the employee or the company may end the employment relationship at will at any time during or after the probationary period, with or without cause or advance notice.
All new and rehired employees work on a probationary basis for the first 90 calendar days after their date of hire. Any significant absence will automatically extend a probationary period by the length of the absence. If the company determines that the designated probationary period does not allow sufficient time to thoroughly evaluate the employee's performance, the probationary period may be extended for a specified period.

Performance Evaluations and Compensation
Performance evaluations are conducted at the end of an employee's probationary period, to discuss job responsibilities, standards, and performance requirements. Additional formal performance reviews are conducted to provide both the company and employees the opportunity to discuss job tasks, identify and correct performance deficiencies, encourage and recognize strengths, and discuss positive, purposeful approaches for meeting goals.
The performance of all employees is generally evaluated according to an ongoing 12-month cycle.
Merit-based pay adjustments may be given to recognize truly superior performance and shall be at the sole discretion of the company.

Benefits
Employees who have passed their probationary period are provided the following benefits. The following benefit programs are available to employees:
Holidays
Vacation Benefits
Sick Leave

Holidays since we are a restaurant we will be open all holidays. if you are working those days and have worked 15 out of the last 30 business days you are entitled to time and a half pay
Vacation

Vacation time-off with pay is available to employees to provide opportunities for rest, relaxation, and personal pursuits. The amount of paid vacation time an employee receives each calendar year will be communicated at the beginning of the calendar year.
Paid vacation time can be used in minimum increments of one day. To take vacation, employees must request advance approval. Requests will be reviewed based on a number of factors, including business needs and staffing requirements.
Vacation time-off is paid at the employee's base pay rate at the time of vacation. It does not include overtime or any special forms of compensation.
In the event that available vacation is not used by the end of the year, employees will forfeit the unused time as permitted by law.

Sick Leave
A reasonable amount of sick leave will be provided for
Sick time-off may be either paid or unpaid and will be granted solely at the discretion of the company. Sick leave is not automatic and will be granted only when absences are due to personal, legitimate illness or injury. Sick leave cannot be used for work related injuries--those are handled under Workers' Compensation laws.
If an employee is absent for three or more consecutive days due to illness or injury, a physician's statement may be requested verifying the disability and its beginning and expected ending dates. Such verification may be requested for other sick leave absences as well and may be required as a condition to receiving sick leave benefits.

Termination
Unfortunately, termination of employment is an inevitable part of personnel activity within any company, and many of the reasons for termination are routine.
Since employment with the company is based on mutual consent, both the employee and the company have the right to terminate employment at will, with or without cause, at any time. Employees will receive their final…