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Keeping up with federal and state employment regulations is complex work for any business -- but good human resources guidance can help employers steer clear of costly lawsuits. Fortunately, the Florida Plus is available. For years, the Florida Chamber of Commerce HR Library has helped employers and HR personnel find answers quickly. The Florida Plus is a comprehensive, plain English resource that helps you manage employees from pre-hire through post-termination. Written in plain English, it is authored by top labor lawyers, so you know you can trust the guidance. The Florida Plus Compliance Library allows users to download and customize hundreds of policies and forms; maintain proper employee personnel files; and create or bolster your employee handbook. When a federal or state labor law or regulation changes, the library is updated -- and you'll receive an e-mail notice so you can easily determine what, if any, changes you need to make. Extra bonus include the HR Update (a weekly newsletter with news and trends) and hrsimple.com webinars worth credit towards SHRM-CP/SCP and HRCI certifications.

Includes 3 products for $386.00
  • Florida Employment Law Manual
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

    Florida Plus was created in collaboration with Gunster , and authored by Edward (Ed) Suarz-Solar, Joseph G. Santoro


    HRsimple is the latest update to the Florida Employment Law Manual, which has been a part of the Florida Chamber and helping Florida employers manage their most important resource – their employees – for more than 25 years.

    Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Tallahassee, Florida

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    Rosanna Matucan-Carson, SPHR, GPHR
, Manager, Human Resources
, Bausch & Lomb, Clearwater, Florida

    As an HR professional, I rely on resources to provide me with accurate and up to date information. In 2010, as a new resident to the state of Florida, I needed to have a resource guide to bring me up to speed on Florida’s laws. I found the Florida Employment Law Manual very useful. The Florida Employment Law Manual became a tool that I found myself referring to as my first point of reference. The manual made my transition to Florida and its laws an easy transition.

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    I have been using the Florida Employment Law Manual for several years and have been extremely pleased with the ease of use and the time that it saves. I keep the book on my desk and it is usually worn out before time to renew. The Florida Employment Law Manual and the Model Policies and Form for Florida Employers are and will remain a number one source of information for me.

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    About the law firm


    Statewide. State wise.

    In 1925, Florida was entirely different. There were no major league sports teams and no scenic U.S. Highway 1.

    There was, however, a law firm in West Palm Beach that believed in something exceptional. As Florida’s law firm for business, Gunster set out to provide sound legal advice and then some: to work with clients as partners. To devise better strategies and minimize risk. To help companies build value.

    Over 90 years later,...read more

    Florida Chamber of Commerce

    Today, Florida’s economy is rebounding at a pace that has other states looking to us for leadership. Our state is growing by more than 1,000 net new people a day, we are the third most populous state in the nation welcoming more than 105 million visitors each year, nearly one in 10 U.S. jobs in 2015 were created in Florida, education reforms continue to help close achievement gaps, and our unemployment rate — once at historic heights of more than 11 percent — has continued to remain below the national average.

    And while many would have you believe our state’s successes come from only our sunshine and beaches, at the Florida Chamber we know firsthand that our state continues to move forward thanks, in part, to a united business community that believes in free enterprise, believes in private-sector job creation and fights for a stronger Florida.

    In fact, our efforts to make Florida a... learn more

    Topics covered

    Florida Employment Law Manual

    About the firm

    About the contributors

    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 01: Snapshot – An HR audit

    Chapter 02: Compliance thresholds

    Chapter 03: Basic definitions: A guide to the HR Library

    Chapter 04: Hiring

    Chapter 05: Consumer reports

    Chapter 06: Job descriptions

    Chapter 07: New hire reporting

    Chapter 08: Introductory periods and training

    Chapter 09: Affirmative action

    Chapter 10: Immigration

    Chapter 11: Discrimination

    Chapter 12: New employee orientation

    Chapter 13: Flexible work arrangements

    Chapter 14: Independent contractors

    Chapter 15: Telecommuting

    Chapter 16: Pregnancy, vacation and Non-FMLA leaves

    Chapter 17: Wages and hours

    Chapter 18: Interns and volunteers

    Chapter 19: Child labor

    Chapter 20: Employee handbooks

    Chapter 21: Employee personnel files

    Chapter 22: Employee performance reviews

    Chapter 23: Supervisor training

    Chapter 24: Discipline

    Chapter 25: Resolving employee disputes

    Chapter 26: Termination

    Chapter 27: Whistleblowing

    Chapter 28: Plant closing or mass layoff

    Chapter 29: Unemployment compensation

    Chapter 30: Employee benefits

    Chapter 31: Retirement plans

    Chapter 32:Cafeteria plans

    Chapter 33: Healthcare continuation

    Chapter 34: Healthcare portability

    Chapter 35: Healthcare privacy and security

    Chapter 36: Family and medical leave

    Chapter 37: Military leave

    Chapter 38: Workers’ compensation

    Chapter 39: Relationships in the workplace

    Chapter 40: Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

    Chapter 41: Smoking in the workplace

    Chapter 42: Safety and health

    Chapter 43: Workplace violence

    Chapter 44: Guns in the workplace

    Chapter 45: Privacy in the workplace

    Chapter 46: Technology in the workplace

    Chapter 47: Social media

    Chapter 48: Lie detector tests

    Chapter 49: Trade secrets and confidentiality

    Chapter 50: Public employers

    Chapter 51: Unions

    Chapter 52: Diversity in the workplace

    Chapter 53: Disaster planning

    Chapter 54: Politics in the workplace

    Chapter 55: Celebrating in the workplace

    Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

    Appendix B: Posting requirements

    Appendix C: Holidays

    Appendix D: Miscellaneous policies

    Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers

    About FordHarrison LLP

    About the Editors

    Editor's Foreward

    Chapter 1: Snapshot - An HR Audit

    Chapter 2: Pre-Employment Issues

    Chapter 3: Pre-Employment Testing

    Chapter 4: Interviews

    Chapter 5: Background Checks

    Chapter 6: The Employment Relationship

    Chapter 7: New Hire Reporting

    Chapter 8: Policy Manuals and Employee Handbooks

    Chapter 9: Employee Personnel Files

    Chapter 10: Employment Contracts

    Chapter 11: Non-Compete 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

    Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide

    Squire Patton Boggs

    About the Authors

    Chapter 01: Snapshot

    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

    Forms and Policies

    Classification Policy

    Disclosure of Compensation Information Policy

    Affirmative Action Voluntary Information

    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)

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

    Background Release

    Driving History Form

    Educational Reference

    Emergency Contact Information Form (Option 1)

    Emergency Contact Information Form (Option 2)

    Employment Interview Analysis

    Employment Reference

    Florida New Hire Reporting Form

    Forms I-9

    Form W-4

    Interview Checklist

    Interview Checklist 2

    Interviewer Evaluation

    Interview Form

    Job Description

    New Employee Progress Report

    Offer Letter

    Pre-hiring Checklist

    Reference Inquiry

    Reference Release Form

    Rejection Letter

    Social Security Administration Verification Letter

    Adverse Action Notice

    Certification to Consumer Reporting Agency

    Disclosure and Authorization to Obtain Reports

    Pre-Adverse Action Notice

    Disclosure of Compensation Information Policy

    Form I-9 (2017 - 2019)

    Sample Policy Against Harassment

    Introductory Period Policy

    Employer/Telecommuter Written Agreement Checklist

    Telecommuting Agreement Form

    Telecommuting Policy

    Acknowledgment of Employee Request for Accommodation

    Bereavement Leave Policy

    Disability Leave Policy

    Employee Request for Accommodation

    Healthcare Provider's Information

    Holiday Policy

    Jury Duty Policy

    Non-FMLA Parental Leave Policy

    Paid Time Off/Paid Leave Bank Policy

    Personal Day Policy

    Personal Leave Policy

    Physician's Release to Return to Work

    Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA) Form

    Sick Day Policy

    Time Off to Vote Policy

    Vacation Policy

    Employee Payroll Change Notice Form

    Employee Rights on Government Contracts Poster

    Employee Rights under the FLSA (Federal Minimum Wage) Poster

    FLSA Job Questionnaire

    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

    Salary Change Recommendation Form

    Salary Deduction Policy

    Tipped Employees Policy

    Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act and Service Contract Act Poster

    Workers Rights Under Executive Order 13658 Poster

    Worksheet 1 - Overview of the Workforce

    Worksheet 2 - Executive Exemption Analysis

    Worksheet 3 - Professional Exemption Analysis

    Worksheet 4 - Computer Employee Exemption Analysis

    Worksheet 5 - Outside Sales Exemption Analysis

    Code of Conduct Policy

    Discipline Policy

    EEO Policy

    Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law Poster

    Handbook Acknowledgment

    Introduction Policy

    Non-Harassment Policy

    Rules and Regulations Policy

    Sexual Harassment Policy

    Union-Free Policy (Option 1)

    Union-Free Policy (Option 2)

    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

    Self-Peer Evaluation Form

    Attendance Policy

    Disciplinary Action Record

    Disciplinary Rules and Regulations (Sample)

    Discipline Documentation Form

    Discipline Policy

    Equal Employment Complaint Policy

    Open Door 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

    Termination Policy

    Health Insurance Policy

    Tuition Reimbursement Policy

    401(k) Policy

    Beneficiary Designation Form (Option 1)

    Beneficiary Designation Form (Option 2)

    Consent of Spouse

    DOL Model COBRA Election Notice

    Model General Notice of COBRA Continuation Coverage Rights

    Time-of-Hire Notice to Employee, RE: Continuation of Coverage Under COBRA

    U.S. DOL Job Loss Poster

    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

    Military Leave Policy

    VETS-100A Leave

    VETS-100 Leave

    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

    Anti-Nepotism Policy

    Non-Fraternization Policy

    Personal Relationships Policy

    Drug-Free Workplace Policy

    Employee Drug Testing Policy

    Federal Contractor Drug-Alcohol Policy

    Sample Drug-Alcohol Consent and Release Form

    Smoke-Free Workplace 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)

    Violence Policy

    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

    Blogging Policy

    Communications from the Media Policy

    Social Media 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

    Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) Poster

    Sample Workplace Diversity Policy

    Hurricane-Natural Disasters Policy

    No Solicitation-Distribution Policy

    Politics in the Workplace Policy

    Parties in the Office Policy

    Biometrics Policy

    Dress Code Policy

    Employee Suggestion Program Entry Form

    Music-Audio in the Workplace Policy

    Personal Conduct Policy

    References Policy

    References Release Form

    Review of Files Policy

    Suggestions-Open Door Policy

    Telephone Usage Policy

    Company Use Job Description

    Sample Job Questionairre