Illinois Employee Handbook


This is to satisfy the Employee Handbook requirement for an Illinois Craft Grower License Application, Exhibit B, Part II.

Applicant must: (1) describe a staffing plan that will provide and ensure adequate staffing and experience for accessible business hours, safe production, sanitation, security, and theft prevention; and (2) provide an employee handbook that will provide employees with a working guide of the administration and policies of the facilities. Total Points: 50 Page Limit: 15, not including a copy of the proposed handbook

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Introduction 2
Orientation 2
General Rules 3
Employment Definitions 3
Scheduling and Reporting to Work 3
Good Housekeeping 3
Use of Personal Electronics 4
Personal Appearance and Dress Code 4
Meal Periods and Breaks 5
Computer/internet Usage 6
Time Keeping 6
Overtime Policy 7
Intoxicants in the Workplace 7
Use of a Personal Vehicle 8
Leave From Work 8
Annual Leave 8
Sick Leave 9
Illness in Employee’s Immediate Family 9
Death in Employee’s Immediate Family 10
Sick Leave Approval 10
Placing an Employee on Sick Leave 11
Payment upon Termination – Sick Leave 11
Military Leave 11
Jury Duty 12
Maternity Leave 12
Parental Leave 12
Other Benefits 13
Worker’s Compensation 13
Annual Physicals 13
Insurance 13
Performance Review 13
Raises and Promotions 14
Employee Discipline and Grievance Procedures 14
Suspension 15
Counseling 15
Procedure for Formal Investigation 16
Warnings 18
Examples of Minor Misconduct 18
Verbal Warning 19
Written Warning 19
Written Warning Procedure 19
Final Written Warning 19
Examples of Gross Misconduct 20
Demotion or Transfer to another Position 21
Dismissal 21
Appeals 21
Leaving Employment 23
Workplace Violence Policy 23
Incident Reporting & Investigation 24
Acknowledgement of Receipt 24
Appendix 1 – Personal Vehicle Driving Agreement 27
Appendix 2 – Harassment Complaint Form 30
ADDENDUM – FMLA Guidelines 32
Eligibility 32
Length of Leave and Reason for the Leave 32
Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Leave 33
Request for Leave 33
Response to Request for Leave 33
Pay and Benefits While on Leave 34
Return from Leave 35
Coordination with Attendance / Other Leave Policies 35
Fraudulent Use of FMLA Leave 36


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