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Illinois Plus

In-depth HR guides to Illinois 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 Illinois employers in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for the Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois 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.

Overtime compensation nonexempt employees
Additional exemptions
What counts as wages nonexempt employees
Determining work time nonexempt employees
Deductions from pay
Remote workers and telecommuting
Equal pay
Appendix A State agencies
Appendix B Wage and hour district offices
Covered employers
Leased or temporary employees
Whitecollar exemptions
Minimum wage requirements nonexempt employees
Recordkeeping requirements
Employment of minors
Payment of wages
About the authors
Where to go for more information
Snapshot An HR audit
Posting requirements
Workers not covered by federal law
Squire Patton Boggs
About the firm
Job descriptions and applications
Employer resources
Employment policies Introduction and atwill employment
Time off and leaves of absence
Employee Benefits
Basic company policies
Wage and hours
Performance reviews promotions and transfers
Additional matters
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
Appendix B Posting requirements
Features of the HR Library
Termination of employment
About the author
Workplace harassment
Military leave
Other types of leave
Privacy rights
Health insurance portability and privacy
Politics in the workplace
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Pandemic outbreaks
Compliance thresholds
Recruiting and hiring
Background checks
Personnel files
Policies and procedures manuals
Independent contractors
Wages and hours
Protecting electronic information
Social media
Health insurance reform
Disabilities and reasonable accommodations
Family and medical leave
Workers compensation
Health insurance continuation coverage
Safety and health
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Temporary and leased employees
Celebrations in the workplace
Federal contractors and affirmative action
Workplace investigations
Preemployment testing
Policy manuals and employee handbooks
Noncompete agreements and trade secrets
Affirmative action
Employment litigation
Union organizing activity
Appendix A Federal recordkeeping requirements
The employment relationship
Preemployment issues
New hire reporting
Editors Foreward
Employment contracts
About FordHarrison LLP
About the Editors
At-Will Employment Application (Option 1)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 2)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 3)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 4)
Background Research Release (Option 1)
Background Research Release (Option 2)
Background Verification Disclosure
Driving History
Educational Reference
Employment Interview Analysis
Employment Reference
Federal Contractor Veteran's Employment Report - VETS 4212
Interview Checklist
Interviewing Form
Invitation to Self-Identify
Job Description
Pre-Hiring Checklist
Reference Release Form
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability
Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Policy
Anti-Harassment Policy Acknowledgment Form
Employment At-Will Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
Form W-4 (2020)
IL New Hire Form
IL W-4
Model Offer Letter
Accommodation Request
Adverse Weather Policy
Bereavement Leave Policy
Family and Medical Leave Act Policy
Holidays Policy
Jury Duty Policy
Military Leave Policy
Natural Disaster Policy
Non-FMLA Policy
Paid Time Off Policy
Personal Days Policy
Personal Leave of Absence Policy
Physicians' Release to Return to Work
Physicians' Statement Concerning Leave
Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Option 1)
Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Option 2)
Request Form for Non-FMLA Leave
Sick Days Policy
Vacation 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 for Current Servicemember for Military Family Leave
WH-385-V Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran for Military Caregiver Leave
401K Policy
Beneficiary Designation Form (Option 1)
Beneficiary Designation Form (Option 2)
Continuing Education Policy
Health Insurance Policy
Long-Term Disability Plan
Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice (2020)
Model General Notice of COBRA Continuation Coverage Rights (2020)
Short-Term Disability Plan
Accident Reporting Policy
Attendance Policy (Option 1)
Attendance Policy (Option 2)
Business Ethics Policy (Option 1)
Business Ethics Policy (Option 2)
Discipline Documentation Form
Drug-Free Workplace Policy (Government Contractors)
Employment Status Policy
First-Step Warning
Fraternization Policy
General Rules and Regulations Policy
Orientation Period Policy
Personal Conduct Policy
Politics in the Workplace Policy
Record of Accident-Incident-Serious Harm Form
Safety and Health Policy (Option 1)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 2)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 3)
Second-Step Warning
Solicitation Policy
Substance Abuse Policy
Third-Step Warning
Union-Free Policy (Option 1)
Union-Free Policy (Option 2)
Expense Reimbursement Policy
Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)
Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)
Nursing Mothers Policy
Overtime Policy
Secure Choice Savings Policy
Timekeeping Requirements Policy
Compensation Review Policy
Exempt Performance Appraisal
Performance Appraisal Form
Performance Evaluation
Performance Review Policy
Promotions and Transfers Policy
Self-Peer Performance Evaluation Form
Appropriate Use Policy
Biometric Information Security Policy
Cellphone Policy
Confidentiality Policy
Email Policy
Employee Acknowledgment and Consent
Information Security Policy
Introduction Policy
Message and Documentation Creation and Retention Policy
Monitoring Provision (No Routine Monitoring)
Monitoring Provision (Routing Monitoring)
Ownership of Information, Data and Software Provision
Personal Use of Company Equipment Policy
Remote Access Policy
Social Media Policy
Voicemail Policy
Bright Idea Program Entry Form
Dress Code Policy
Employee Suggestions Policy
Employment of Relatives Policy
Examinations of Records Policy
Inspection of Property Policy
Reference Release Form
Reference Request Policy
Smoking Policy
Telephone Usage Policy
Employee Rights - Employee Polygraph Protection Act
Employee Rights for Workers with Disabilities (Paid at Special Minimum Wage)
Employee Rights under the Davis-Bacon Act
Employee Rights under the FLSA (Federal Minimum Wage) Poster
Employee Rights under the FMLA
Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) Poster
Equal Employment Opportunity Poster
OSHA - It's the Law Poster
Your Rights under USERRA
Employee Exit Checklist
Employee Exit Interview (Option 1)
Employee Exit Interview (Option 2)
Employee Separation Summary
Layoff and Recall Policy
Termination Policy
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
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
Form W-4 (2020)
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
Sample Notice of Special Enrollment Rights
I-9 Form (2017 -2019)
Company Use Job Description
Sample Job Questionairre


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