Florida Human Resources Library

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Florida Human Resources Library

In-depth HR guides to Florida and federal employment law, delivered in one soft-cover book and online with form and policy templates. Includes what to do and how to do it for everything from pre-hire through post-termination. These publications are prepared exclusively for Florida employers and made available by the Florida Chamber of Commerce in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the Florida business community.


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 Florida 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 publication 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
  • Florida required postings
  • Personnel Records and Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Employee Benefits
  • Florida specific Termination of Employment
  • New Hire Reporting Form
  • Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest
  • Florida leave requirements, including statewide mandatory sick leave law, domestic violence leave, Florida military family leave
  • Florida privacy laws
  • (OWBPA) The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
  • Family medical leave

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 Florida 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.

Background checks
Disabilities and reasonable accommodations
Health insurance reform
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Unemployment compensation
Foreword from the Florida Chamber of Commerce
Pandemic outbreaks
Features of the HR Library
Snapshot An HR audit
Recruiting and hiring
Temporary and leased employees
Independent contractors
Wages and hours
Child labor
Other types of leave
Compliance thresholds
Restrictive covenants trade secrets and confidential information
Policies and procedures
Workplace harassment
Family and medical leave
Performance evaluations
Employee grievances and workplace investigations
Health insurance continuation coverage
Whistleblower protections
Privacy rights
Health insurance portability and privacy
Protecting electronic information
Social media
Safety and health
Workers compensation
Federal contractors and affirmative action
Public employers
Drugs alcohol and tobacco
Diversity in the workplace
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
Appendix B Posting requirements
Military leave
Personnel files
Politics in the workplace
Disaster planning
Celebrations in the workplace
Workplace violence
About the firm
About the contributors
Plant closings and mass layoffs
A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Background Research Release (Option 1)
Certification to Consumer Reporting Agency
Consumer Report Consent and Data Form
Driving History
Educational Reference
Employment Reference
Fair Credit Reporting Act Consumer Report Disclosure and Authorization Form
Notice of Adverse Employment Action
Pre-Adverse Action Letter
Reference Inquiry
Reference Release Form
Model Notice for Employers Who Do Not offer a Health Plan
Model Notice for Employers Who Offer a Health Plan to Some or All Employees
FFCRA Leave Policy
FFCRA Poster
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (FMLA)
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
401(k) Policy
Beneficiary Designation Form
Health Insurance Policy
Tuition Reimbursement Policy
Communicable Diseases Policy
Shutdown Policy
Stay Home From Work Poster
Wash Your Hands Poster
Application for At-Will Employment (Option 1)
Application for At-Will Employment (Option 2)
Application for At-Will Employment (Option 3)
Emergency Contact Information Form (Option 1)
Emergency Contact Information Form (Option 2)
Employment Interview Analysis
Florida New Hire Reporting Form
Forms I-9 (2020)
Form W-4
Interview Checklist
Interviewer Evaluation
Interview Form
Interview Guidelines
Job Description
New Employee Progress Report
Offer Letter
Pre-hiring Checklist
Rejection Letter
Social Security Administration Verification Letter
Biometrics Policy
Employee Payroll Change Notice Form
Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)
Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)
Notice of Tip Credit Form
Nursing Mothers Policy
Overtime Policy
Payroll Direct Deposit Form
Payroll Policy
Timekeeping Policy
Tipped Employees Policy
Anti-Nepotism Policy
Sample Policy Against Harassment
Acknowledgement of Employee Request for Accommodation
Bereavement Leave Policy
Disability Leave Policy
Employee Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Healthcare Providers Information
Holiday Policy
Jury Duty Policy
Paid Leave Bank Policy
Parental Leave Policy
Personal Day Policy
Personal Leave Policy
Physicians Release to Return to Work
Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA) Form
Sick Day Policy
Time Off to Vote Policy
Vacation Policy
Telecommuter Written Agreement Checklist
Telecommuting Agreement Form
Telecommuting Policy
Business Ethics Policy
Confidentiality Policy (Option 1)
Confidentiality Policy (Option 2)
Conflicts of Interest Policy
Data Security Breach Policy
Sample Non-Competition Non-Solicitation Agreement
Acknowledgment of Receipt of Handbook
Code of Conduct Policy
Discipline Policy
Dress Code Policy
Employee Suggestion Program Entry Form
Employee Suggestions Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Handbook Acknowledgment
Introduction Policy
Listening to Music Policy
Non-Harassment Policy
Personal Conduct Policy
Progressive Discipline Policy
Rules and Regulations Policy
Sexual Harassment Policy
Suggestions - Open Door Policy
Telephone Usage Policy
Union-Free Policy (Option 1)
Union-Free Policy (Option 2)
Non-Fraternization Policy
Personal Relationships Policy
Policy Against Harassment
Employee Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act Poster
FMLA Policy (Option 1)
FMLA Policy (Option 2)
Long-Term Disability Policy
Physician's Statement Concerning Leave
Request for FMLA Leave Form
Short-Term Disability Policy
WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities
WH-382 Designation Notice
Compensation Review Policy
Exempt (Salaried Employees) Performance Appraisal Form
Generic Performance Appraisal Form
Non-Exempt (Hourly Employee) Performance Appraisal Form
Non-Exempt (Hourly Employee) Performance Appraisal Form (Option 1)
Performance Review Policy
Promotion and Transfer Policy
Peer Performance Evaluation Form
Equal Employment Complaint Policy
Open Door Policy
Attendance Policy
Disciplinary Action Record
Disciplinary Rules and Regulations (Sample)
Discipline Documentation Form
Progressive Discipline Policy
Employee Exit interview Form (Option 1)
Employee Exit Interview Form (Option 2)
Employee Exit Interview Form (Option 3)
Employee Separation Form
Internal Exit Checklist
Reference Policy
Reference Release Form
Severance Agreement and General Release
Termination Policy
Model COBRA Election Notice
Model General Notice of COBRA Continuation Coverage Rights
Time-of-Hire Notice to Employee, RE: Continuation of Coverage Under COBRA
Inspection-Search Policy
Sample Consent to Monitoring Form
Sample Consent to Search Form
Telephone Monitoring Provision (No Routine Monitoring)
Voicemail Policy
Communications Devices Policy
Email Policy
Handheld Electronic Devices Policy (Prohibiting BYOD)
Sample Electronic Communications Policy and Acknowledgment
Voicemail Policy
Blogging Policy
Communications from the Media Policy
Social Media Policy
HIV and AIDS Policy
OSHA Job Safety and Health - It's the Law Poster
Safety and Health Policy (Option 1)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 2)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 3)
Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) Poster
Drug-Free Workplace Policy
Employee Drug Testing Policy
Federal Contractor Drug-Alcohol Policy
Sample Drug-Alcohol Consent and Release Form
Smoke-Free Workplace Policy
Sample Workplace Diversity Policy
Military Leave Policy
Review of Files Policy
No Solicitation-Distribution Policy
Politics in the Workplace Policy
Hurricane-Natural Disasters Policy
Parties in the Office Policy
Violence Policy


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