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In-depth HR guides to Georgia 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 Georgia employers and made available by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the Georgia 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 Georgia 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 Georgia 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.

Georgia Plus was created in collaboration with Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, Ford & Harrison LLP, Squire Patton Boggs, Troutman Sanders LLP, and authored by Constance Brewster, Emily E. Schifter, Evan Gibbs, Frank L. Day, Jr., Jill S. Kirila, Meghan E. Hill, Mollie K. Wildmann, Rebecca H. Silk, Shennan Harris, Yane Park McKenzie.


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The Georgia Chamber is committed to offering quality products and services that provide real value to our members. The Georgia Human Resources Manual is an outstanding product that has helped many of our state's businesses operate more efficiently and avoid costly mistakes and we are proud to offer this terrific resource again this year.

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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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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.

John A. Challenger, Chief Executive Officer, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., Chicago, Illinois


About the law firm

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

At Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, workplace law is all we do—but we’re not your typical law firm. We are a preeminent boutique firm for labor and employment law in the U.S.  Our clients tell us there is also “a soul to Constangy that is unique and refreshing, that’s not found with other firms.” For more than 70 years, our clients have appreciated our common-sense approach and our commitment to being a real partner in helping employers navigate...read more ,

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 ,

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 ,

Troutman Sanders LLP

Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have agreed to merge effective April 1, 2020, becoming Troutman Pepper.

Troutman Sanders LLP, founded in 1897, is an Atlanta-based international law firm with more than 600 attorneys throughout the United States and China. With over 40 areas of legal practice, the full-service firm offers a broad array of legal services, including corporate, energy and regulatory, finance and real estate, business litigation and specialized litigation services.

The Troutman Sanders...read more

Georgia Chamber of Commerce

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce, one of the nation’s oldest and largest state business organizations, is pleased to present the Georgia HR Library. We hope it will help you operate your business more efficiently and avoid the hidden pitfalls that lurk among the maze known as HR.

Targeted, timely and comprehensive, these resources are cover more than thirty primary topics directly related to the employment process, from job descriptions through termination and beyond. Each resource includes practical advice on what should be done, solid advice on how to do it and a complete explanation of why it is important.

This updated and revised edition of the Georgia HR Library was not written as a response to employee-related problems, but to help you avoid them. The guidelines and checklists will make that easier and the examples, FAQ’s and step-by-step instructions will give you the confidence to know that you are on... learn more


Topics covered

Georgia Human Resources Manual

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Troutman Sanders LLP

About the authors

Editor's foreword

Features of the HR Library

Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR Audit

Chapter 02: Compliance thresholds

Chapter 03: Recruiting and hiring

Chapter 04: Employment eligibility and immigration

Chapter 05: Background checks

Chapter 06: Policies and procedures manuals

Chapter 07: Personnel files

Chapter 08: Restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and intellectual property

Chapter 09: Wages and hours

Chapter 10: Child labor

Chapter 11: Temporary, leased and franchise employees

Chapter 12: Performance evaluations

Chapter 13: Independent contractors

Chapter 14: Privacy and monitoring

Chapter 15: Electronic information and communication practices

Chapter 16: Social media

Chapter 17: Lie-detector tests

Chapter 18: Discrimination

Chapter 19: Workplace investigations

Chapter 20: Disabilities and reasonable accommodation

Chapter 21: Politics in the workplace

Chapter 22: Discipline

Chapter 23: Termination

Chapter 24: Plant closings and mass layoffs

Chapter 25: Family and medical leave

Chapter 26: Military leave

Chapter 27: Safety and health

Chapter 28: Workplace violence

Chapter 29: Disaster planning

Chapter 30: Benefits

Chapter 31: Retirement plans

Chapter 32: Group health plans

Chapter 33: Workers' compensation

Chapter 34: Unemployment insurance

Chapter 35: Public employers

Chapter 36: Telecommuting

Chapter 37: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Chapter 38: Pandemic outbreaks

Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

Appendix B: Posting requirements

Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers

Foreword

Introduction: Features of the HR Library

Chapter 01: Where to start

Chapter 02: Job descriptions and applications

Chapter 03: Candidate screening

Chapter 04: Time of hire

Chapter 05: Time off and leaves of absence

Chapter 06: Employee benefits

Chapter 07: Basic company policies

Chapter 08: Employment status, hours of work and overtime

Chapter 09: Reviews and promotions

Chapter 10: Confidentiality and conflicts of interest

Chapter 11: Complaint procedures

Chapter 12: Other matters

Chapter 13: Termination of employment

Chapter 14: Acknowledgment of receipt of handbook

Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

Appendix B: Posting requirements

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

At-Will Employment Application (Option 1)

At-Will Employment Application (Option 2)

At-Will Employment Application (Option 3)

At-Will Employment Application (Option 4)

Invitation to Self-Identify (for Government Contractors Only)

Sample Job Description Form

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability (for Government Contractors)

A Summary of Your Rights Under the FCRA

Educational Reference

Employment Interview Analysis

Employment Reference

Interview Checklist

Interviewer Evaluation

Interviewing Form

Reference Inquiry

Reference Release Form

Sample Conditional Offer Letter

Sample FCRA Adverse Action Notice

Sample FCRA Pre-Adverse Action Notice

Bullying Policy

EEO Policy

EEO Policy (for Federal Contractors)

Emergency Contact Form

Form I-9 (2020)

Form I-9 Instructions (2020)

Form W-4 (2020)

Georgia New Hire Reporting Form

No Harassment Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy

Time of Hire Introduction

Withholding Allowance Certificate

Accommodation Request

ADA Policy

Bereavement Leave Policy

Employee Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

FMLA Policy

Holiday Policy

Jury Duty Policy

Leave of Absence Policy

Military Leave Policy

Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy

Parental Leave Policy

Personal Days Policy

Physicians' Release to Return to Work

Physicians' Statement Concerning Leave

Request for FMLA Leave

Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)

Request Form for Non-FMLA Leave

Request for Reasonable Accommodation

Sick Days Policy

Vacation Day 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 Rules & Responsibilities

WH-382 Designation Notice

WH-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency

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

401(k) Policy

Beneficiary Designation Form

Continuing Education Policy

Designation of Beneficiary

Health Insurance Policy

Long-Term Disability Policy

Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice (2020)

Model COBRA General Notice (2020)

Short-Term Disability Plan

AIDS and HIV Policy

Driving Policy

Drug-Free Workplace Policy

Drug-Free Workplace Policy (Government Contractors)

Email Policy

Genetic Information Policy

GPS Acknowledgment

GPS Policy

Hiring Policy

Inspection of Property Policy

Intern Policy (Option 1)

Intern Policy (Option 2)

Introductory Policy

Mobile Texting, Cellphone and Email Policy

No-Fault Attendance Policy (Option 1)

No-Fault Attendance Policy (Option 2)

Non-Fraternization Policy

Personal Conduct Policy (Option 1)

Personal Conduct Policy (Option 2)

Personal Devices Policy

Reference Policy

Reference Release Form

Rules and Regulations Policy

Safety and Health Policy (Option 1)

Safety and Health Policy (Option 2)

Safety and Health Policy (Option 3)

Smoke-Free Workplace Policy

Solicitation and Distribution Policy

Systems and Equipment Policy

Union-Free Policy (Option 1)

Union-Free Policy (Option 2)

Weather Policy

Workplace Violence Policy

Direct Deposit Form

Direct Deposit Policy

Employee Payroll Change Notice Form

Employment Status Policy

Exempt Employee Deduction Policy

Expense Reimbursement Policy

FLSA Job Questionnaire

Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)

Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)

Nursing Breaktime Policy

Overtime Policy

Pay Correction Policy

Payday Policy

Pay Deductions Policy

Payroll Advance Policy

Salary Change Recommendation Form

Timekeeping Requirements Policy

Travel Time Policy

Worksheet 1 Overview of the Workforce

Worksheet 2 Executive Exemption Analysis

Worksheet 3 Professional Exemption Analysis

Worksheet 4 Computer Employee Exemption Analysis

Worksheet 5 Administrative Exemption Analysis

Worksheet 6 Outside Sales Exemption Analysis

Compensation Review Policy (Option 1)

Compensation Review Policy (Option 2)

Exempt Performance Review

Performance Appraisal Summary

Performance Evaluation

Performance Improvement Plan

Performance Review Policy

Self-Peer Evaluation Form

Confidentiality of Company Information Policy

Conflict of Interest Policy

Complaint Policy (Option 1)

Complaint Policy (Option 2)

Dress Code Policy

Employee Suggestion Policy

Employee Suggestion Program Entry Form

Examinations of Records Policy

Model Company Resources Policy

Nepotism Policy

Social Networking Policy

Telecommuting Agreement

Telecommuting Policy

Telephone Usage Policy

COBRA Termination Report

Employee Exit Interview Form

Employee Separation Checklist

Exit Checklist

Exit Interview

Georgia Separation Notice (Including List of Workers)

Government Officials Notice

Mass Separation (List of Workers)

Mass Separation Notice

Separation Notice

Separation Summary

Termination Policy

Handbook Acknowledgment

No Smoking Poster

Company Use Job Description

Sample Job Questionairre

Form W-4 (2020)

Form I-9 (2020)

Form I-9 Instructions (2020)

Consumer Report Notice

Notice of Adverse Employment Action Letter

Telecommuting agreement

Telecommuting checklist

Telecommuting policy

FFCRA Leave Policy

FFCRA Poster

FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (FMLA)

FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)

Communicable Diseases Policy

Shutdown Policy

Stay Home From Work Poster

Wash Your Hands Poster