Keen Infotek employees are entitled to a wide range of benefits. Eligibility for most benefits depends upon a variety of factors including employee classification. Your supervisor can identify the programs for which you are eligible. You can find the details for many of these programs in separate written summaries. Some benefit programs require contributions from employees, but many are fully paid for by Keen Infotek. We reserve the right to add, amend, modify or terminate any employee benefit plans or programs. For more information, please contact the Keen Infotek Human Resources Department.
Keen Infotek offers United Healthcare medical insurance for individual, spouse, and/or children and bears a substantial cost of this plan for the employees. Refer to the printed information from the insurance provider for details of eligibility and coverage or contact the Human Resources Department.
Employees who have completed the mandatory probation period may qualify for disability insurance coverage, with a nominal contribution by the employee. The policy is in line with the State / Federal laws. Please see the specific plan documents for further explanation of these benefits and its tax implications, or contact the Human Resources Department.
Reimbursement for Parking and Taxis
Keen Infotek will reimburse employees for parking and taxi fare spent while working during the weekends.
Travel & Expenses
Keen Infotek will reimburse employees for reasonable business travel expenses incurred while on assignments away from the normal work location. All business travel must be approved in advance by the Accounts Department.
When approved, the actual costs of travel, meals, lodging, and other expenses directly related to accomplishing business travel objectives will be reimbursed by Keen Infotek. Employees are expected to limit expenses to reasonable amounts.
Expenses that generally will be reimbursed include the following:
• airfare or train fare for travel in coach or economy class or the lowest available fare
• car rental fees, only for compact or mid-sized cars
• fares for shuttle or airport bus service, where available; costs of public transportation for other ground travel
• taxi fares, only when there is no less expensive alternative
• mileage costs for use of personal cars for business purposes are subject to prior approval only when less expensive transportation is not available
• cost of standard accommodations in low- to mid-priced hotels, motels, or similar lodgings subject to prior approval by the Consulting Manager.
• Reasonable cost of meals subject to prior approval by your Consulting Manager.
Employees who are involved in an accident while traveling on business must promptly report the incident to their immediate supervisor. Vehicles owned, leased, or rented by Keen Infotek may not be used for personal use without prior approval. When travel is completed, employees should submit completed travel expense reports to the Accounting Department no later than five business days after the last day of the month. Reports should be accompanied by receipts for all individual expenses. Employees should contact their supervisor for guidance and assistance on procedures related to travel arrangements, expense reports, reimbursement for specific expenses, or any other business travel issues. Abuse of this business travel expenses policy, including falsifying expense reports to reflect costs not incurred by the employee, can be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. If business travel requires you to be out of the office for an extended period, your report must cover no less than one week and no more than one month of expenses.
Reimbursement for Parking and Taxis
As a Keen Infotek employee, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits if you incur a job-related injury or illness. These benefits may include medical benefits and, if you are unable to work, income maintenance benefits.
You must notify your supervisor of any work-related accident, injury or illness immediately but within seven days after the date of incident, in writing, by completing the appropriate form. Regardless if the accident or injury is minor or major, you must notify your supervisor. We have a workmen compensation policy in place as well as a disability insurance covering our employees.
If you are released to return to work but have permanent limitations that will not allow you to perform the essential functions of your position, it will be determined whether reasonable accommodation can be made. If not, every effort will be made to place you in a vacant position for which you are qualified and that accommodates your work restrictions.
The introductory 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. Keen Infotek uses this period to evaluate employee capabilities, work habits, and overall performance. Either the employee or Keen Infotek may end the employment relationship at will at any time during or after the introductory period, with or without cause or advance notice.
All new and rehired employees work on an introductory basis for the first 90 calendar days after their date of hire. Any significant absence will automatically extend an introductory period by the length of the absence. If Keen Infotek determines that the designated introductory period does not allow sufficient time to thoroughly evaluate the employee’s performance, the introductory period may be extended for a specified period.