Workplace policies are important because they help resolve issues in the workplace.
One on hand, they provide guidance and clarity to the employees on how the employer operates. For management, they provide consistency and efficiency in “how” it responds to various issues that arise.
Apart from consistency and efficiency, having clear workplace policies and guidelines can help the employer minimize the risk of lawsuits and quasi-criminal / regulatory proceedings.
David collaborates with companies’ human resource professionals, managers, and owners to understand their goals and to draft policies that align with those goals.
David drafts policies for clients in all manners of industry, including:
- Arts and Entertainment
- Professional Services
- Accommodation and Food Services
We regularly draft policies in the following areas (and many others):
- Codes of conduct
- Performance Management
- Human Rights
- Discipline and Termination
- Attendance and Sick Leave
- Workplace Investigation
- Work From Home
- Disability Leave Management
- Sexual Harassment
- Alcohol and Drug Use
- Workplace Violence
- Health and Safety
- Email, Internet, and Computer Use
If you are interested in an audit of your human resource systems, including your policies, kindly reach out for a consultation.
We were referred to Ertl Lawyers through another business in our industry. We had tripled our workforce, and needed to get serious about our workplace policies. David and Andrea worked closely with our human resource manager to craft a clear, concise set of workplace policies that suited our business – including policies on evolving trends like working from home, workplace privacy, and social media use. Highly recommended.
– EMPLOYER, TRAVEL INDUSTRY, TORONTO
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