General Conduct Guidelines

Orderly and efficient operation of the company requires that employees maintain proper standards of conduct and observe certain procedures. These guidelines are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be all-inclusive. Nothing herein is intended or shall be construed to change or replace, in any manner, the “at-will” employment relationship between the Company and the employee. Nothing herein is intended to infringe upon employee rights under Section Seven (7) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The Company views the following as inappropriate behavior:
  1. Negligence, carelessness or inconsiderate treatment of Company clients and/or their matters/files.
  2. Theft, misappropriation or unauthorized possession or use of property, documents, records or funds belonging to the Company, or any client or employee; removal of same from Company premises without authorization.
  3. Divulging trade secrets or other confidential business information to any unauthorized person(s) or to others without an official need to know.
  4. Obtaining unauthorized confidential information pertaining to clients or employees.
  5. Changing or falsifying client records, Company records, personnel or pay records, including time sheets without authorization.
  6. Willfully or carelessly damaging, defacing or mishandling property of a client, the Company or other employees.
  7. Taking or giving bribes of any nature, or anything of value, as an inducement to obtain special treatment, to provide confidential information or to obtain a position. Acceptance of any gratuities or gifts must be reported to a supervisor or manager.
  8. Entering Company premises without authorization.
  9. Willfully or carelessly violating security, safety, or fire prevention equipment or regulations.
  10. Unauthorized use of a personal vehicle for Company business.
  11. Illegal conduct, creating a disturbance on Company premises or creating discord with clients.
  12. Use of abusive language.
  13. Any rude, discourteous or un-businesslike behavior, on or off Company premises, which is not protected by Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and which adversely affects the Company services, operations, property, reputation or goodwill in the community or interferes with work.
  14. Insubordination or refusing to follow instructions from a supervisor or manager; refusal or unwillingness to accept a job assignment or to perform job requirements.
  15. Failure to observe scheduled work hours, failure to contact a supervisor or manager in the event of illness or any absence within thirty (30) minutes of the scheduled start of work; failure to report to work when scheduled; unauthorized or excessive use of sick leave or any other leave of absence.
  16. Leaving the office during scheduled work hours without permission; unauthorized absence from assigned work area during regularly scheduled work hours.
  17. Sleeping or loitering during regular working hours.
  18. Recording time for another employee or having time recorded to or by another employee.
  19. Use or possession of intoxicating beverages or illegal use or possession of narcotics, marijuana or drugs (under state, federal or local laws), on Company premises during working hours or reporting to work under the influence of intoxicants or drugs so as to interfere with job performance, or having any detectable amounts of drugs in an employee’s system.
  20. Unauthorized possession of a weapon on Company premises.
  21. Illegal gambling on Company premises.
  22. Soliciting, collecting money, vending, and posting or distributing bills or pamphlets on Company property. These activities are closely controlled in order to prevent disruption of Company services and to avoid unauthorized implication of Company sponsorship or approval. However, this general rule is not intended to hinder or in any way curtail the rights of free speech or free expression of ideas. Therefore, such activity by employees during non-working time, including meal and rest periods, is not restricted so long as such activity does not interfere with the orderly and regular conduct of the Company business, is lawful, in good taste, conducted in an orderly manner, and does not create safety hazards or violate general good housekeeping practices. Any person who is not an employee of the Company is prohibited from any and all forms of solicitation, collecting money, vending, and posting or distributing bills or pamphlets on Company property at all times.
  23. Falsification of one’s employment application, medical or employment history.

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