Employee Benefits Program: Policy Detailing Dogs In The Office Environment

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ABC Marketing
Employee Benefits Program: Policy detailing dogs in the office environment. ABC Marketing is responsible for assuring the health and safety of all employees. In keeping with this objective, ABC Marketing has formulated a policy balancing these concerns with the desire to promote a positive employment experience by allowing appropriate dogs in the office. A dog may be allowed in the office if its health and behavior are acceptable within an office setting, and if it does not adversely affect office operations.
A dog owner wishing to bring a dog to the office should first refer to the below guidelines listed. Any decision to allow a dog to come to the office, or to exclude a dog from the office, will be made by Lydia at Paws Barn.
An employee who requires the help of a service animal (defined by 28 CFR 36.104 as "any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability") will be permitted to bring a service animal to the office, provided that the animal’s presence does not create a danger to others and does not impose an undue hardship upon the company.

We hope you enjoy the benefit of bringing your dogs to work. Please use this benefit responsibly by adhering to the following terms: Each Employee will be fully responsible for his or her dog at all times while on company premises. The following are requirements that must be met by any employee pet owner wishing to bring a dog to work:

• Dog must be clean and well groomed.
• A current (renew annually) veterinary record proving wellness, heartworm prevention, parasite control, and vaccine compliance must be provided to HR prior to visitation.
• Dog must be potty-trained/house broken.
• Dog must pass the temperament test administered by Lydia at Paws Barn. The temperament test is a one-time fee of $35 (to be