IPCybercrime.com LLC

Employment Agreement

This employee agreement has been prepared for your information and understanding of the policies, practices, and benefits of IPCybercrime.com LLC, a Texas Limited Liability Company (hereinafter, “IPCybercrime”), it is important to read this entire agreement. We reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice and to interpret these policies and procedures at u discretion of the company. This employee agreement supersedes all prior agreements and previously-issued policies.

  1. Equal Opportunity: We will extend equal opportunity and provide employment advancement on the basis of merit within the context of its unique business environment to all individuals without regard for race, religion, color, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
  2. Employment Classification: As an employee of IPCybercrime, you are an “employee-at-will”. This means that either you or IPCybercrime may choose to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without good cause.
    • Regular Full-Time is an employee who has no termination date and who is regularly scheduled to work (forty) 40 or more hours per week.
    • Regular Part-Time is an employee whose position has no termination date and who is scheduled to work (ten) 10 or more hours, but less than (forty) 40 hours per week.
    • A part-time employee will not receive any benefits or be paid for holidays.
    • Temporary Employee is an employee who is hired for a certain length of time and who is paid only for their hours worked. A temporary employee will not receive any benefits or be paid for holidays.
  3. Confidentiality: IPCybercrime requires all employees to sign a confidentiality agreement as a condition of employment due to the possibility of being privy to information that is confidential or intended for company use only. As the result of your employment at IPCybercrime, you will acquire and have access to confidential information belonging to The Company of special and unique value. This includes such matters as the company’s personnel information, suppliers, procedures, cost of merchandise, sales data, price lists, financial information, records, business plans, prospect names, business opportunities, confidential reports, customer lists and contracts, as well as any other information specific to the company. As a condition of employment, you must agree that all such information is the exclusive property of the company, and you will not at any time disclose to anyone, except in the responsible exercise of your job, any such information whether or not it has been designated specifically as “confidential.” If you are ever unsure of your obligations under this policy it is your responsibility to consult with your supervisor for clarification.
  4. Personal Information: It is important that the personnel records of IPCybercrime be accurate at all times. In order to avoid problems with your benefit eligibility, tax liability, or contact information IPCybercrime expects that employees will promptly notify your personnel representative of any change in your name, home address, telephone number, number of dependents, or any other pertinent information that may change.
  5. Attendance: Employees are expected to arrive at work before they are scheduled to start and be at their workstation in IPCybercrime business by the scheduled start time. If you are unable to report for work for any reason, notify your supervisor before regular starting time. You are responsible for speaking directly with your supervisor about your absence if you are unable to start work at your scheduled time. All time off must be requested in advance and should be submitted in writing as outlined in the appropriate categories, except sick leave. See Sick Leave and other categories for specific details. IPCybercrime views attendance as one of the most important components of your job review. Excessive absences could result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
  6. Dress Code: As an employee of IPCybercrime, we expect you to present a clean, safe, and professional appearance. Your attire should be consistent with the type of work you are performing as well as being appropriate for the position you hold. If, at any time, an employee is to come in contact with the public, they are expected to dress in accepted business tradition. If you have further questions about your expected attire, please discuss these questions with your immediate supervisor.
  7. Work Hours: The normal full-time workday is eight (8) hours, and forty (40) hours being a normal workweek. The normal part-time workday is five (5) hours, and twenty-five (25) hours being a normal workweek. While you are generally expected to work the number of hours stated above, IPCybercrime does not guarantee that you will actually work that many hours in any given day or week. Overtime work is only performed when approved in advance by your supervisor. You are expected to work necessary overtime when requested to do so, and you will receive time and one-half regular pay for time worked exceeding forty (40) hours in any given work week.
  8. Time and Time Tracking: Where applicable, IPCybercrime employees must account for their time and casework using “Time Trackers”. You are not allowed to keep track of time for another employee. Your supervisor will examine and keep track of your Time Trackers. Vacations days, sick days, holidays, and absences such as jury duty, funeral leave, or military training, should be specifically noted on the Time Tracker for days on which they occur. Vacation and holidays should be counted and used as full workdays.
  9. Lunch Period: Full-time employees are allowed a one hour lunch break, and part-time over five hours are allowed a ½ hour. Lunch breaks will generally be taken on a staggered schedule so that your absence does not create a problem with the day-to-day operations of IPCybercrime.
  10. Safety and Accident Rules: Safety is a priority at IPCybercrime. IPCybercrime strives to provide a clean, hazard free, and safe environment in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. As an employee, you are expected to take part in maintaining this environment. You should observe all posted safety rules; adhere to all safety instructions provided by your supervisor and use safety equipment when required. It is your responsibility to learn the location of all safety and emergency equipment as well as the safety & emergency phone numbers. A copy of the Emergency Procedures will be kept in each work area. All safety equipment will be provided by IPCybercrime. Any problems with safety equipment should be reported to your immediate supervisor. As an employee, you have a duty to comply with the safety rules of IPCybercrime, assist in maintaining the hazard free environment, to report any accidents or injuries, and to report any unsafe equipment or working conditions to your supervisor. All work related accidents are covered by Worker's Compensation Insurance pursuant to the laws of the state or states in which we operate.
  11. Smoking: Our goal is to provide a healthy and pleasant work environment. Striving to complete these goals IPCybercrime prohibits any form of tobacco smoked or consumed in company buildings. There will, however, be designated areas provided outside for smoking.
  12. Use of Company Property: IPCybercrime will provide you with the necessary equipment to do your job. None of this equipment should be used for personal use, nor should any equipment be removed from company grounds unless approved your supervisor. This would also include laptops, company phones, tablets and two-way communication equipment.
  13. Use of Company Computers: Employee use of company computers should only be used for job related or approved activities, unless express permission has been given. Inappropriate use of company computers, which may be defined from time to time at the discretion of IPCybercrime, may subject you to discipline, up to and including termination. Inappropriate use would include, but not limited to the following:
    • Use of company computers to send or receive messages, pictures, or computer files which are illegal, pornographic, sexist, racist, harassing, or discriminatory.
    • Making illegal copies of licensed software.
    • The following is a list of fully supported, standard software that may be installed on company owned end-user devices.  The IT Administrator expressly forbids installation of any software not listed below: 
      • Microsoft Windows 7/8/10
      • Microsoft Office
      • Nuance Paperport
      • Adobe Standard/Reader/Pro
      • Amazon Workspaces
      • PrimoPDF
      • Techsmith Snagit
      • LastPass
      • Avast Antivirus
      • Mozilla Firefox
      • Google Chrome
      • Hide My Ass VPN
      • Box Sync
      • Skype
      • Ccleaner
      • TOR Browser
      • X1 Social Discovery
  14. Internet Usage: The following rules define IPCybercrime's policy regarding Internet usage on the corporate network:
    • IPCybercrime information classified as confidential or restricted must never be sent over the Internet unless it has first been appropriately secured by approved methods.
    • All software and files downloaded from non-IPCybercrime sources via the Internet (or any other public network) must be screened with virus detection software. This screening must take place prior to the software being run or files opened using another program, such as a word processing package.
    • No software or data files may be uploaded from an IPCybercrime system to another computer without authorization.
    • No IPCybercrime material may be posted on the Internet. Users must not place IPCybercrime material (software, internal memos, press releases, etc.) on any publicly-accessible system unless approved.
  15. Mobile Device Policy:  This applies to any hardware and related software that could be used to access corporate resources, even if said equipment is not corporately sanctioned, owned, or supplied. Non-sanctioned use of mobile devices to back up, store, and otherwise access any enterprise-related data is strictly forbidden and addresses a range of threats to or related to the use of enterprise data including  Loss, Theft, Copyright, Malware and Compliance. It is imperative that any mobile device that is used to conduct IPCybercrime business be utilized appropriately, responsibly, and ethically. This policy applies to, but is not limited to, all devices and accompanying media that fit the following device classifications.
    • Laptop/notebook/tablet computers
    • Ultra-mobile PCs (UMPC)
    • Mobile/cellular phones
    • Smartphones
    • PDAs
    • Home or personal computers used to access corporate resources
    • Any mobile device capable of storing corporate data and connecting to an unmanaged network
  16. Password PolicyAll users with access to IPCybercrime systems, are responsible for taking the appropriate steps, as outlined below, to select and secure their passwords. In addition to passwords, multi-factor or two-step authentication will be enabled on all IPCyercrime email and other online accounts, when available. Acceptable methods of authentication are mobile phone text messages, mobile applications and physical key. No passwords are to be spoken, written, emailed, hinted at, shared, or in any way known to anyone other than the user involved: 
    • Passwords will change every 90 days.
    • Use of company approved password manager is required (ie. Lastpass).
    • Use of approved password generator is also required.
    • Approved password manager will be maintained by IPCybercrime
  17. Computer Logoff: The user must “logoff” the computer if the user will not have the computer they are using under direct observation for an extended period (ie. lunch, end of shift, etc.). The user may “lock” his computer if he will only be gone for a few minutes. If you do not log off of your computer an unauthorized person could gain access to the network.
  18. Substance Abuse Policy: IPCybercrime takes seriously the problem of drug and alcohol abuse and is committed to providing a work place free of such substances. This policy applies to all employees of IPCybercrime. No employee is allowed to consume, possess, sell, or purchase any alcoholic beverage on any property owned by IPCybercrime, or in any vehicle owned or leased by IPCybercrime. No employee may use, possess, sell, transfer or purchase any drug or other controlled substance that may alter an individual’s mental or physical capacity. The exceptions are aspirin or ibuprofen based products and any other legal prescription drugs that have been prescribed to that employee which are being used as prescribed by their doctor. IPCybercrime will not tolerate employees that report for work that are impaired by or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In cases where the use of alcohol or drugs poses a threat to the safety of other people or property, an employee must report the violation. Employees who violate our Substance Abuse Policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. It is our policy at IPCybercrime to assist employees who suffer from drug or alcohol abuse. You may be eligible for a medical leave of absence or other benefits. We encourage employees with a substance abuse problem to contact your supervisor or company representative for details and help. As a part of our company’s policy to ensure a drug and alcohol free workplace, IPCybercrime employees may be asked to submit to drug and alcohol testing. Within the limits of federal and state laws, we reserve the right, at our discretion, to test for drugs and alcohol. Some such situations may include, but not be limited, to the following:
    • All employees offered employment with IPCybercrime
    • Where there are reasonable grounds for believing an employee is under the influence of alcohol or drugs
    • As part of an investigation of any accident in the workplace in which there are reasonable grounds to suspect alcohol and/or drugs contributed to the accident
    • On a random basis, where allowed by statute
    • As a follow-up to a rehabilitation program, where allowed by statute
    • As necessary for the safety of employees, customers, or the general public where allowed by statute. All tested employees will be able to receive a copy of the laboratory results that certify the results or the testing being done. It is a condition of your continued employment with IPCybercrime that you comply with the Substance Abuse Policy.
  19. Sexual Harassment: IPCybercrime will not under any circumstances, tolerate conduct that may constitute sexual harassment on the part of its management, supervisors, or non-management personnel. It is our policy that all employees have the right to work in an environment free from any type of illegal discrimination, including sexual harassment. Any employee found to have engaged in such conduct will be subject to immediate discipline and possible discharge. Sexual harassment is defined as but not limited to:
    • Making submission to unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors as a term or condition of employment.
    • Basing an employment decision on submission or rejection by an employee of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other physical contact of a sexual nature.
    • Creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment by either by verbal actions, including using vulgar or demeaning language; or physical conduct that interferes with an employee's job performance. If you believe that you have been the victim of sexual harassment, you should take the following steps:
    • Discuss the matter with your supervisor or manager.
    • If you believe your supervisor or manager to be the source or a participant in the sexual harassment, report this to another supervisor or member of management. IPCybercrime will investigate and attempt to resolve your complaint as soon as possible. If for any reason you believe this has not occurred within a reasonable period of time, refer this problem to any other supervisor in the company, up to and including the President.
  20. Performance & Salary Reviews: Each new or promoted employee will be given a job description that details the requirements and expectations of the new position. Performance reviews will normally be conducted every twelve (12) months from the date you were hired with the exception of a review at the end of the first month and another three (3) month review at the end of your probationary period. Employee reviews are based on job description and work performance. Wage increases will be based upon reviewing these results as well as the following: Dependability, cooperation, attitude, and any disciplinary actions that have been taken. Your supervisor will review and discuss with you your salary and your job position during your review.
  21. Payroll: All employees are paid on regularly scheduled paydays. If a regular payday falls during an employee’s vacation, the employee’s paycheck will be available upon his or her return from vacation. IPCybercrime will deduct Federal Social Security and Income Tax from your payroll check each pay period. Group Insurance premiums (if applicable) will be deducted from your payroll check each pay period.
  22. Holidays: IPCybercrime recognizes the below holidays. When one of these holidays falls on a weekend, IPCybercrime will designate the Friday preceding or Monday following as the observed holiday at the discretion of IPCybercrime. Regular full-time employees are paid eight (8) hours for each holiday. Temporary and part-time employees are not paid for holidays unless they are specifically requested to work on the designated holiday.
    • New Year’s Day (January 1st)
    • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
    • Independence Day (July 4th)
    • Labor Day (1st Monday in September)
    • Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November)
    • Christmas (December 25th)
  23. Vacation: IPCybercrime full-time employees are entitled to the following vacation schedule based on length of employment. Your requested vacation time must be submitted in writing to your supervisor four weeks prior to the anticipated vacation date. Vacation time must be taken in full days only. Every effort will be made by IPCybercrime to accommodate vacation requests, unless special business circumstances do not permit us to do so.
    • Less than one year (None)
    • At least one year but less than 5 (1 week)
    • 5 years but less than 10 (2 weeks)
    • Over 10 years (3 weeks)
  24. Sick Leave: IPCybercrime provides income for (sick leave) for eligible employees when that employee is away from work due to illness. Employees will be eligible for sick leave after completion of ninety (90) calendar days of service, and if they work at least forty (40) hours per week. Sick days are payable as same as the employee's regular salary. Sick leave will be accrued at the rate of one half (1/2) day for each month of service for eligible employees. Unless approved by IPCybercrime employees will be limited to five (5) sick days per year. Sick days may be used for your own illness or to care for a sick child. Sick timed cannot be cashed out upon the termination of your employment. The balance of unused paid sick leave days will be carried forward from one year to the next up to a maximum of nine (9) days. All sick leave used by employees will be charged against the employee's total sick leave balance. If an employee is unable to work due to illness, the employee must notify his immediate supervisor as soon as possible and by the time the employee was to report to work. IPCybercrime permits use of available sick days for absence due to the birth or adoption of a child to an employee. Industrial accidents and illness are covered by Worker's Compensation Insurance pursuant to the requirements of the laws in the various states in which IPCybercrime operates. The sick leave policy outlined above does not apply to those illnesses or injuries that are covered by a worker's compensation policy.
  25. Maternity Leave: IPCybercrime employees who work a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week and have been employed by IPCybercrime for twelve (12) months are allowed up to six (6) weeks of unpaid leave after they have given birth to or in conjunction with the adoption of a child. Additional time may be allowed under unusual circumstances and with the permission of your supervisor.
  26. Funeral Leave: IPCybercrime allows three (3) days off each year with pay for a death in your immediate family. Immediate family includes parents, spouse, children, brothers, sisters, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparents, or grandchildren. For unusual circumstances you may request up to two (2) additional days, these additional days must be approved by your supervisor. Funeral leave for the death of anyone other than an immediate family member will require prior approval from your immediate supervisor. Funeral leave for such a death is limited to two (2) days and will be unpaid.
  27. Jury Duty: IPCybercrime, will provide time off work without pay for any employee who has been assigned jury duty. Please provide your immediate supervisor with a copy of the jury summons as soon as possible after you receive it.
  28. Time Off For School Conferences: In accordance with laws in our state, unpaid time off, up to a maximum of (40) forty hours each year is available to all employees for attending school conferences and activities, and preschool activities which cannot be scheduled during non-working hours. Employees must meet some work eligibility requirements. Please see your supervisor for details concerning this policy.
  29. Personal Time Off: Brief Periods There may be an occasion when you need a short period of time (less than two hours) during your work schedule to attend to personal matters, such as: closing on a home loan, obtaining transportation after an auto accident, etc. Your supervisor will provide you with a decision whether or not to make this time available for you and whether it will be paid or unpaid time off. The decision to grant any personal time off is at the discretion of IPCybercrime.
  30. Time Off For Voting: At IPCybercrime we encourage our employees to vote, and you will be permitted the necessary time off to do so. You will be allowed a reasonable period of time to vote in case you are unable to vote before or after your regular working hours.
  31. Military Service: IPCybercrime will allow time off work without pay for employees in the National Guard or Military Reserves who take approved leave for training purposes. Employees may also receive pay for any accrued vacation time for this period if they choose.
  32. Group Insurance: IPCybercrime makes health and/or life insurance available to eligible employees and their eligible family members. The Company pays a portion of the premiums for the group benefits with the employee sharing the remaining cost. Eligible employees are all full-time employees who have completed one hundred twenty (120) calendar days of employment. Please contact a company representative for more information and details on any health or life insurance plans that are being offered.
  33. Continuation of Medical/COBRA Insurance: COBRA is the legislation that provides employees and their covered dependents the right to continue their group health care coverage after a qualifying event. COBRA legislation applies to employers with twenty (20) or more employees. Upon termination from IPCybercrime for any reason other than gross misconduct, an employee may choose to continue group medical coverage at group rates as long as the employee pays the required monthly premium. The Federal Consolidated Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives employees and their qualified beneficiaries the opportunity to continue health insurance coverage under the IPCybercrime’s health plan when a “qualifying event” would normally result in the loss of eligibility. Under COBRA, the employee will usually pay the full cost of coverage at group rates plus an administration fee. IPCybercrime provides each eligible employee with a written notice describing rights granted under COBRA when the employee becomes eligible for coverage under IPCybercrime’s health insurance plan.
  34. Worker's Compensation: IPCybercrime does not participate in a Worker’s Compensation policy, which is not required by law in the state of Texas.
  35. Layoff and Recall: There may be occasions when it becomes necessary for management to reduce staff at IPCybercrime, due to certain business conditions beyond our control. On such occasions we will make decisions on the basis of our business needs related to employee job functions and their performance. Your supervisor or other company official will speak to you personally about your employment status.
  36. Termination of Employment: You, as an at-will employee, may choose to end your employment with IPCybercrime at any time, with or without good cause. And IPCybercrime has the right to terminate your employment at any time, with or without good cause. Any employee who terminates his or her employment (or is terminated by) IPCybercrime shall return all files of any kind, keys, tools, and any other materials that are the property of IPCybercrime. Final settlement of an employee’s pay will not be made until all property owned by IPCybercrime is returned in satisfactory condition. The cost of replacing any items not returned will be deducted from the employee’s final paycheck.

By signing below I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to have read and understood the policies outlined in this agreement. I understand this agreement is intended only as a general reference and is not intended to cover every situation that may arise. This agreement is not a full statement of company policy. No provision in this agreement is intended to create a contract between IPCybercrime and any person or to limit the rights of the person and IPCybercrime to terminate their relationship at any time, for any reason, not prohibited by law. I agree to keep a copy of this agreement in my possession during my employment and to update it whenever new information is provided to me. I understand that each agreement is the property of IPCybercrime and agree to return it upon my termination.

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Signed by Rob Holmes
Signed On: November 23, 2018

IPCybercrime.com LLC https://ipcybercrime.com
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