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In-depth HR guides to Arizona and federal employment. Includes what to do and how to do it for everything from pre-hire through post-termination. These publications are prepared exclusively for Arizona employers and made available by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the Arizona business community.

Brand new chapters on COVID-19 in the workplace include:

  • New Families First Coronavirus Response Act Posting Requirement
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act addition to FMLA and how it applies to your business
  • Telecommuting – telecommuting policy, agreement and employee checklist
  • Handling Pandemics and Communicable Diseases in the Workplace

Your subscription includes:

  • Hardcopy Manuals: Because sometimes it just feels better to hold a book in your hands, and flip right to the page you need
  • Digital HR Library: Regularly updated so that you will always have the latest policies at your fingertips
  • HRUpdate: weekly e-newsletter highlighting the top HR trends and best practices
  • SHRM and HRCI certified webinars: free monthly access – $120 value – each webinar is worth 1 SHRM credit and 1 HRCI credit
  • Customer Service: if you still can't find the answer you're looking for, our friendly customer service representatives can point you in the right direction.

The Arizona Human Resources Manual will help you to become an expert in:

  • Understanding state and federal specific compliance thresholds
  • Anticipating and being prepared for an HR Audit with our Self-HR-Audit
  • Managing the recruiting and hiring process lawfully
  • Understanding NDAs, intellectual property and trade secret law
  • Managing employee relationships
  • Conducting workplace investigations
  • Avoiding costly non compliance penalties on both the state and federal level
  • Filing personnel and medical records
  • Filing applications and other non-medical records
  • Knowing what questions you can and can't ask
  • Understanding sensitive topics and questions
  • Confidently writing a harassment policy
  • Legally performing drug and alcohol tests
  • Handling workplace violence before, during, or after it happens
  • Reinstating a veteran after military leave
  • Creating and managing email, Internet and other communications policy
  • Obtaining authorization from employees before generating consumer reports

The library also includes necessary form and policy templates that are ready for you to download, edit, save and print such as:

  • Time Off and Leaves of Absence policies
  • Personnel Records and Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Employee Benefits
  • New Hire Reporting Form
  • Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest
  • (OWBPA) The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
  • Family medical leave

The Hiring, Firing, and Discipline for Employers guide focuses on all the issues faced by employers and managers, with seven state-by-state charts and 14 chapters, covering topics such as:

  • Crafting a task-focused job advertisement
  • Handling applications
  • ADA concerns like reasonable accommodation
  • Separation of medical paperwork
  • Performance appraisals and progressive discipline

The Wages and Hours— An Employer's Guide focuses on all of these wage-related issues, providing 20 chapters and 2 appendices, covering topics such as: 

  • Commonly asked questions and answers
  • Defining "hours worked"
  • Rest and meal periods
  • Computation of overtime compensation
  • Exemptions from overtime

With no monthly subscriptions, HRSimple provides businesses with just one flat price and immediate access to information that is continually updated for as long as you need it! Trust that your information is compiled, written, updated, and translated by a well-credentialed team of practicing attorneys. The Arizona Human Resources Library is the most comprehensive, plain-English guide that's available to your HR team! And clients from pro sports teams to mom-and-pop stores put their trust in us year after year for that exact reason.

Arizona Plus was created in collaboration with Ford & Harrison LLP, Gammage & Burnham, Squire Patton Boggs, and authored by Daniel Marks, David A. Selden, Demetra Makris, Frank L. Day, Jr., Jill S. Kirila, Julie A. Pace, Meghan E. Hill, Mollie K. Wildmann, Shennan Harris.


Testimonials

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Pam Summers
, HR Manager, Abrams Airborne Manufacturing, Tucson, Arizona


Your books are so easy to read and understand. They are written in layman’s terms, which makes it easy for the HR team to apply to everyday situations. And the books are always up to date with the latest labor law information to help keep companies out of trouble.

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The Arizona Human Resources Manual should be on every Arizona business’ bookshelf. Our members value the manual’s easy-to-use format for answering HR questions and addressing issues that come up on a regular basis in the workplace. I recommend having the Arizona Human Resources Manual at the ready for up-to-date information to help guide your personnel matters.

Glenn Hamer, President and CEO , Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Phoenix, Arizona


I have been in Human Resources for over 30 years.  "Performance Management Strategies: Finding Common G.R.O.U.N.D." was one of the best presented, arranged, and informative webinars I have ever participated in.  I wish my whole crew of supervisors and managers could have participated in it.  However, with the information I received and the way it was laid out, I hope that I will be able to mock the presentation for them. You and Jamie did an excellent job in presenting this in a clear, distinctive way that was interesting and was never boring. 

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It’s just as it claims to be: SIMPLE! With 18 years of experience, one can imagine that I have collected some resources over the years and at this point, hauling a library of books from home to office to client site, is not efficient nor practical. With so much information in one site, I save time and energy researching, which is of great value to me. All of the material is written in plain English, not the legalese of many other so-called resources!

Lisa Gale, PHR, HR Director, HR Betty, Phoenix, Arizona


These books have been a godsend! Although I have an extensive background in HR, these manuals provide up-to-date information on tricky subjects such as the ADA and Employee Leave guidelines. It is like having a handy *cheat-sheet* when I need to find the right answers and quickly.

Lauren Maciag, MBA/HRM, HR Coordinator, Sirona Infusion, LLC, Chandler, Arizona


hrsimple.com is a must-have not only for HR professionals in the state, but for labor and employee relations professionals, employment lawyers and small business owners. It is comprehensive in scope, addressing the many legal and compliance issues that face employers from recruiting to retirement. Yet, despite the wide range of issues covered, and the complexity of those issues, information is easy to find and comprehend, avoiding much of the legal-speak that can often be difficult to interpret.

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About the law firm

Ford & Harrison LLP

FordHarrison is a labor & employment firm with nearly 200 attorneys in 28 offices, including three affiliate firms.

The firm has built a national legal practice as one of the nation's leading defense firms with an exclusive focus on labor law, employment law, litigation, business immigration, employee benefits and executive compensation. Through its global practice group and membership in the global employment law firm alliance, Ius Laboris, FordHarrison provides clients that have multinational operations with a broad...read more ,

Gammage & Burnham

Our top priority is helping our clients identify and achieve their goals. We know that each engagement demands a unique mix of intelligence, creativity, and hard work. We offer it all without ever compromising our professional integrity or our commitment to giving our clients the best value possible.

Arizona is our business and our home. Rooted in our state since 1983, Gammage & Burnham gets the job done because we know Arizona — its laws,...read more ,

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs combines sound legal counsel with a deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges. We care about the quality of our services, the success of our clients and the relationships that are forged through those successes. With approximately 1,500 lawyers in 44 offices located in 21 countries, our global legal practice is in the markets where our clients do business.

Our labor and employment lawyers represent employers across the full...read more

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Employment issues and regulations present some of the most complex and confusing challenges facing businesses today and are among the most important to handle appropriately. Therefore, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to make available the Arizona Human Resources Manual for businesses, owners, managers, human resource professionals and attorneys seeking a comprehensive resource on Arizona and federal labor and employment law. This unequaled publication is particularly timely due to enactment of major law reforms during the last few legislative sessions.

This edition would not be possible without the hard work of the labor and employment law experts at the Phoenix law office of the Cavanagh Law Firm, P.A. We trust that their efforts will help explain key steps in complying with Arizona and federal laws and regulations and will be a valuable addition to your reference library.

This volume is part of the Arizona Chamber’s commitment to... learn more


Topics covered

Arizona Human Resources Manual

Features of the HR Library

About the firm

About the authors

Chapter 01: Snapshot

Chapter 02: Compliance thresholds

Chapter 03: Recruiting and hiring

Chapter 04: Background checks

Chapter 05: Immigration

Chapter 06: Temporary and leased employees, interns and volunteers

Chapter 07: Independent contractors

Chapter 08: Restrictive covenants, trade secrets and other employment agreements

Chapter 09: Policies and procedures manuals

Chapter 10: Wages and hours

Chapter 11: Child labor

Chapter 12: Discrimination

Chapter 13: Disabilities and reasonable accommodation

Chapter 14: Workplace harassment

Chapter 15: Benefits

Chapter 16: Health insurance reform

Chapter 17: Family and medical leave

Chapter 18: Military leave

Chapter 19: Other types of leave

Chapter 20: Performance evaluations

Chapter 21: Personnel files

Chapter 22: Workplace investigations

Chapter 23: Discipline

Chapter 24: Termination

Chapter 25: Plant closings, mass layoffs and reductions in force

Chapter 26: Health insurance continuation coverage

Chapter 27: Unemployment compensation

Chapter 28: Whistleblowers

Chapter 29: Privacy rights

Chapter 30: Health insurance portability and privacy

Chapter 31: Protecting company information

Chapter 32: The Internet and social media

Chapter 33: Safety and health

Chapter 34: Workplace violence

Chapter 35: Workers' compensation

Chapter 36: Politics in the workplace

Chapter 37: Celebrations in the workplace

Chapter 38: Government contractors

Chapter 39: Public employers

Chapter 40: Unions

Chapter 41: Natural disasters and national emergencies

Chapter 42: Drugs, alcohol and tobacco

Chapter 43: Employment practices liability insurance

Chapter 44: Miscellaneous Arizona laws

Chapter 45: Resolving employee disputes

Chapter 46: Negligent supervision and retention

Chapter 47: Telecommuting

Chapter 48: Texting in the workplace

Chapter 49: Environmental regulations

Chapter 50: International employment law

Chapter 51: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Chapter 52: Pandemic outbreaks

Appendix A: Directory of government agencies

Appendix B: Employment reference websites

Appendix C: Criminal record checks

Appendix D: Recordkeeping requirements

Chapter 35: Immigration visas

Appendix E: Posting requirements

Chapter 11: Genetic information

Chapter 13: Employee testing

Chapter 15: Compensation agreements

Chapter 20: Garnishments

Chapter 07: Affirmative action

Chapter 47: Criminal activity in the workplace

Chapter 10: Age discrimination

Chapter 09: Enforcement of civil rights laws

Chapter 33: Arizona wages and hours

Chapter 16: The employment relationship

Chapter 48: Polygraph testing

Chapter 50: Mine safety and health

Chapter 53: Training supervisors

Chapter 17: Reporting new hires

Chapter 57: Arizona Right to Earn a Living Act

Chapter 60: Communicable diseases

Chapter 61: AIDS in the workplace

Chapter 63: Unclaimed assets and paychecks

Chapter 65: Federal paid leave tax credit

Chapter 68: Arizona crime victim leave

Chapter 71: Religion in the workplace

Chapter 72: Workplace relationships

Chapter 74: Internet viruses and confidentiality

Chapter 04: Job descriptions

Chapter 78: Arizona data breach law

Chapter 79: Secret workplace tape-recording

Chapter 82: Defamation

Chapter 06: Rejecting applicants

Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide

Squire Patton Boggs

About the authors

Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR audit

Chapter 02: Overview

Chapter 03: Covered employers

Chapter 04: Workers not covered by federal law

Chapter 05: Leased or temporary employees

Chapter 06: White-collar exemptions

Chapter 07: Additional exemptions

Chapter 08: Minimum wage requirements - nonexempt employees

Chapter 09: Overtime compensation - nonexempt employees

Chapter 10: What counts as “wages” - nonexempt employees

Chapter 11: Determining work time - nonexempt employees

Chapter 12: Deductions from pay

Chapter 13: Recordkeeping requirements

Chapter 14: Enforcement

Chapter 15: Remote workers and telecommuting

Chapter 16: Posting requirements

Chapter 17: Employment of minors

Chapter 18: Equal pay

Chapter 19: Payment of wages

Chapter 20: Where to go for more information

Appendix A: State agencies

Appendix B: Wage and hour district offices

Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers

About FordHarrison LLP

About the Editors

Editor's Foreward

Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR audit

Chapter 02: Pre-employment issues

Chapter 03: Pre-employment testing

Chapter 04: Interviews

Chapter 05: Background checks

Chapter 06: The employment relationship

Chapter 07: New hire reporting

Chapter 08: Policy manuals and employee handbooks

Chapter 09: Personnel files

Chapter 10: Employment contracts

Chapter 11: Noncompete agreements and trade secrets

Chapter 12: Affirmative action

Chapter 13: Discipline

Chapter 14: Termination

Chapter 15: Layoffs

Chapter 16: Employment litigation

Chapter 17: Union organizing activity

Chapter 18: Social media

Appendix A: Federal recordkeeping requirements

Appendix B: Posting requirements

Forms and Policies

SPB-2019-Minimum-Wage-Chart-12-2-19.pdf

Company Use Job Description

Sample Job Questionairre

Application for At-Will Employment (Option 1)

Application for At-Will Employment (Option 2)

Application for At-Will Employment (Option 3)

Application for At-Will Employment (Option 4)

Arizona New Hire Reporting Form

AZ-Form A-4

Educational Reference

Employment Interview Analysis

Employment Reference

Form W-4 (2020)

Form W-9 2020

Interview Evaluation

Interviewing Form (Option 1)

Interviewing Form (Option 2)

Job Description Form

A Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Educational Reference

Employment Reference

FCRA Authorization and Disclosure

Reference Inquiry

Reference Release Form

Form I-9 (2020)

Form I-9 Instructions (2020)

Accommodation Policy

Acknowledgment of Receipt of Handbook

Anti-harassment, Anti-discrimination, No Retaliation Policy

Attendance Policy (Option 1)

Attendance Policy (Option 2)

AZ 09-Drug and Alcohol Policy

AZ 09-Handbook Acknowledgement

AZ 09-Handbook Introduction

Bereavement Leave Policy

Birthday Policies

Cellular Phone and Personal Electronic Devices Policy

Company Benefits Policy

Compensation Review Policy

Complaint Policy (Option 1)

Complaint Policy (Option 2)

Computer and Communication System Policy

Confidential Company Information Policy

Constructive Discharge Policy

Dress Code Policy

Employee Classifications Policy

Employee Suggestions Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Examination of Records Policy

Family and Medical Leave Policy

Genetic Discrimination Policy

Holiday Policy

Hours of Work Policy

Inspection of Property Policy

Jury Leave Policy

Lactation Break Policy

Layoff and Recall Policy

Listening to Music at Work Policy

Military Leave Policy

Non-FMLA Leave Policy

Non-Fraternization Policy

No Solicitation-Distribution Policy

Orientation Period Policy

Overtime Policy

Paid Parental Leave Policy

Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy

Payroll Advance Policy

Payroll Direct Deposit Form

Performance Evaluation Policy

Personal Conduct Policy

Personal Day Policy

Personal Leave of Absence Policy

Promotion Policy

Rules of Conduct Policy

Safety and Health Policy (Option 1)

Safety and Health Policy (Option 2)

Safety and Health Policy (Option 3)

Sensitive Company Information Policy

Sick Day Policy (Option 1) for Employers with 15 or more Employees

Sick Day Policy (Option 2) For Employers with Less than 15 Employees

Smoking Policy

Software Code of Ethics Policy

Telecommuting Policy

Telephone Usage Policy

Termination Policy

Timekeeping Requirements Policy

Tuition Reimbursement Policy

Vacation Policy

Voting Leave Policy

WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition

WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member's Serious Health Condition

WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities

WH-382 Designation Notice

WH-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency

WH-385 Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Current Servicemember

WH-385-V Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran

Exempt Performance Appraisal

Performance Appraisal

Performance Appraisal Summary

Performance Evaluation

Self-Peer Evaluation Form

Corrective Action Form

Discipline-Counseling Report

Cobra Termination Report

Employee Exit Interview

Exit Checklist

Exit Interview

Separation Summary

Termination Checklist

Checklist for Planning and Conducting a Reduction in Force

Arizona Mini-Cobra Notice

Beneficiary Designation Form - Sample 1

COBRA Information Tracking Form

COBRA Qualifying Event Election Form (18-month)

COBRA Qualifying Event Election Form (36-months)

COBRA Qualifying Event Election Notice (18-month)

COBRA Qualifying Event Election Notice (36 months)

Designation of Beneficiary

Model General Notice of COBRA Continuation Coverage Rights

Social Networking Policy

Workplace Violence Policy Checklist

Complaint Form

Complaint Policy (Option 1)

Complaint Policy (Option 2)

Conflict Resolution Guidelines

FFCRA Leave Policy

FFCRA Leave Request (Companies not under FMLA)

FFCRA Leave Request (Companies under FMLA)

FFCRA Poster

Communicable Diseases Policy

Shutdown Policy

Stay Home From Work Poster

Wash Your Hands Poster

Arizona Form A-4

Arizona New Hire Reporting Form

Form W-4

Form W-9

Job Description