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Illinois Pro

Illinois Pro was created in collaboration with Fisher & Phillips LLP, Ford & Harrison LLP, Laner Muchin, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Polsinelli, Squire Patton Boggs, The Cavanagh Law Firm P.A.. , and authored by Andrew Cripe, C. John Wentzell, Jr., David A. Selden, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Ellisa H. Culp, Eric D. Penkert, Erin Schilling, Frank L. Day, Jr., Heidi Nunn-Gilman, Jeanne E. Floyd, Jennifer L. Sellers, Jill S. Kirila, Julie A. Pace, Nancy Van der Veer Holt, Peter J. Gillespie, Scott Gilbert, Shennan Harris, Thomas M. Christina, Vance E. Drawdy

Includes 8 products:
  • An Employer’s Guide to FMLA and ADA
  • Employee Benefits – An Employer's Guide
  • Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • Illinois Human Resources Manual
  • Model Policies and Forms for Illinois Employers
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription


    About the law firm

    Fisher & Phillips LLP

    Established in 1948, FISHER & PHILLIPS LLP is one of the country’s oldest and largest firms devoted exclusively to representing employers in labor, employment, wage-hour, workplace safety and health, employee benefits, and business immigration law. Our depth and breadth of experience in these niche areas are unsurpassed.

     

    Our practice includes counseling and defending employers under all major federal and state labor, employment, employee benefits, workplace safety and health, and business immigration laws and regulations including,...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...read more ,

      Laner Muchin

      Laner Muchin, Ltd. is one of the oldest and largest law firms in the country concentrating exclusively in representing employers in the field of labor, employment law, business immigration and employee benefits.

      Established in 1945 by one of the drafters of the law which eventually became the National Labor Relations Act and the first head of the legal staff of the National Labor Relations Board’s Chicago Regional Office, the Firm currently provides a full range of labor and...read more ,

      Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

      Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 650 lawyers located in 44 offices across the United States and in Europe. For more than three decades, Ogletree Deakins has offered clients representation in every aspect of labor and employment laws, including business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law as well as employment litigation and traditional labor...read more ,

      Polsinelli

      Polsinelli is proud to work with the American Chamber of Commerce Resources to produce the Kansas Human Resources Manual: A Guide to Kansas and Federal Employment Laws and Regulations, Model Policies and Forms for Illinois Employers and the Missouri HR Library. Our firm’s national reach includes two Kansas offices – one in Overland Park and one in Topeka – that have grown to support our many Kansas clients. Our presence in the region is further strengthened by...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 ,

      The Cavanagh Law Firm P.A.

      THE CAVANAGH LAW FIRM was founded in September of 1999 by a core group of attorneys who had been practicing with the 40-year old law firm of O'Connor, Cavanagh, Anderson, Killingsworth and Beshears. This select group of attorneys from a number of practice areas shared a vision of forming a firm that would continue to abide by the principles of hard work, quality, integrity and superior client service espoused by the Firm's namesake, Harry Cavanagh. As a...read more


    About our sponsor

    For more than 25 years, ACCR has worked with State Chambers of Commerce and Associations of Business and Industry across the country. Our goal is to provide employers and HR professionals with the resources they need to stay in compliance with the rapidly changing world of employment laws and regulations. Our manuals tell you:

    • what to do
    • how to do it
    • and a little bit of why.

    No legalese, no endless strings of case citations…our guidebooks simply get you the answers you need, so that you can get back to business.

    If seeing is believing, come explore our Publications section and READ A CHAPTER from a book written specifically for your state.

    OUR HISTORY

    In the early 1980’s, Dick Apland, the godfather of ACCR, worked for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. He found the Chamber struggling as they attempted to sustain themselves on member dues alone. He then... learn more


    Testimonials

    This is the type of reference material that every manager and entrepreneur should have on his or her desk. The book addresses most employee-employer questions that occur during daily operations and includes coverage of many major federal employment laws. Managers will appreciate the implementation guidelines provided on specific state laws and requirements in the state of Illinois. In my opinion, owning this book is like having your own employment legal counsel sitting with you at staff meetings and when addressing routine business practices.

    Dr. Melody Wollan, Assistant professor of management, Eastern Illinois University School of Business, Charleston, Illinois


    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


    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. 

    Dena Smith, Heartland EMS, Inc.


    Topics covered

    Illinois Human Resources Manual

    Laner Muchin, Ltd.

    About the Authors and Editors

    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 1: Snapshot

    Chapter 2: Compliance Thresholds

    Chapter 3: Recruiting and Hiring

    Chapter 4: Background Checks

    Chapter 5: Personnel Files

    Chapter 6: Employee Policy and Procedures Manual

    Chapter 7: Wages and Hours

    Chapter 8: Independent Contractors

    Chapter 9: Federal Contractors

    Chapter 10: Technology and the Internet

    Chapter 11: Social Media

    Chapter 12: Employment Discrimination

    Chapter 13: Workplace Investigations

    Chapter 14: Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodation

    Chapter 15: Leaves of Absence

    Chapter 16: Benefits

    Chapter 17: Healthcare Reform

    Chapter 18: Workplace Safety and Health

    Chapter 19: Workers’ Compensation

    Chapter 20: Employee Discipline

    Chapter 21: Termination of Employment

    Chapter 22: Healthcare Continuation, Portability, and Privacy

    Chapter 23: Celebrations in the Workplace

    Chapter 24: Immigration

    Chapter 25: Temporary and Leased Employees

    Chapter 26: Unions

    Appendix A: Recordkeeping Requirements

    Appendix B: Posting Requirements

    Model Policies and Forms for Illinois Employers

    About the Firm

    About the Authors

    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 1 Employer Resources

    Chapter 2 Job Descriptions and Applications

    Chapter 3 Employment Policies: Introduction and At-Will Employment

    Chapter 4 Time Off and Leaves of Absence

    Chapter 5 Employee Benefits

    Chapter 6 Basic Company Policies

    Chapter 7 Wages and Hours

    Chapter 8 Performance Reviews, Promotions and Transfers

    Chapter 9 Technology

    Chapter 10 Additional Matters

    Chapter 11 Termination of Employment

    Appendix A Recordkeeping Requirements

    Appendix B Posting Requirements

    An Employer’s Guide to FMLA and ADA

    About FordHarrison LLP

    About the Author

    Introduction

    Snapshot - An HR Audit

    Chapter 1: The Family and Medical Leave Act

    Chapter 2: Key Definitions

    Chapter 3: Employer Coverage and Employee Eligibility

    Chapter 4: Reasons for Leave

    Chapter 5: Serious Health Conditions

    Chapter 6: Military Leave Under the FMLA

    Chapter 7: Length of Leave

    Chapter 8: Notice and Documentation - Employee Obligations and Employer Challenges

    Chapter 9: Certifications Necessary for Leave

    Chapter 10: Employer Notice and Documentation Requirements

    Chapter 11: Employee Rights Under the FMLA

    Chapter 12: Enforcement of the FMLA

    Chapter 13: Amendments and Proposals

    Chapter 14: Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Chapter 15: The ADA Amendments Act

    Chapter 16: Employers Covered

    Chapter 17: "Disability" in Detail

    Chapter 18: Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

    Chapter 19: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act

    Chapter 20: How the ADA Impacts Your Business

    Chapter 21: Enforcement of the ADA

    Appendix A: Leave and Other State Laws

    Employee Benefits – An Employer's Guide

    About Ogletree Deakins

    About the Authors

    Preface

    Chapter 1: Employee Benefits Law

    Chapter 2: Life Insurance

    Chapter 3: Health Benefit Plans

    Chapter 4: Regulation of Group Health Plans

    Chapter 5: Healthcare Reform

    Chapter 6: Disability Plans

    Chapter 7: Severance Plans

    Chapter 8: Cafeteria Plans

    Chapter 9: Retirement Plans

    Chapter 10: Additional 401(k) Qualification Requirements

    Chapter 11: Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans

    Chapter 12: Employee Communication Under ERISA

    Chapter 13: Fiduciary Duties Under ERISA

    Chapter 14: Other Fringe Benefits

    Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify

    About the Cavanagh Law Firm PA

    About the Editors

    Chapter 1: Snapshot - An HR Audit

    Chapter 2: Immigration and Employment

    Chapter 3: Immigration Visas

    Chapter 4: I-9 Form

    Chapter 5: Tips to Complete the I-9 Form

    Chapter 6: Conducting Internal Audits

    Chapter 7: Expired Documents and the I-9 Form

    Chapter 8: Anti-Discrimination under IRCA

    Chapter 9: Electronic Completion and Storage of Form I-9

    Chapter 10: No-Match Letter and Wage Reporting Compliance

    Chapter 11: Additional Social Security Number Verification Services

    Chapter 12: Investigations

    Chapter 13: IMAGE Program

    Chapter 14: Responding to Visits and Calls Regarding Immigration

    Chapter 15: E-Verify

    Chapter 16: E-Verify Regulations for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

    Chapter 17: Helpful Steps to Comply with E-Verify Requirements

    Chapter 18: Criminal Enforcement and I-9 Audits

    Appendix A: Sample Memorandum

    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 1: Snapshot

    Chapter 2: Overview

    Chapter 3: Covered Employers

    Chapter 4: Workers not Covered by Federal Law

    Chapter 5: Leased or Temporary Employees

    Chapter 6: White-Collar Exemptions

    Chapter 7: Additional Exemptions

    Chapter 8: Nonexempt Employees: Minimum Wage Requirements

    Chapter 9: Nonexempt Employees: Overtime Compensation

    Chapter 10: Nonexempt Employees: What Counts as “Wages”

    Chapter 11: Nonexempt Employees: Determining Work Time

    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

    Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual

    About Fisher Phillips LLP

    About the Author

    Chapter 1: Snapshot - An HR Audit

    Chapter 2: Introduction

    Chapter 3: Duties and Responsibilities

    Chapter 4: Employer's General Duty

    Chapter 5: Recordkeeping Requirements

    Chapter 6: Safety Incentive Programs

    Chapter 7: Significant Standards

    Chapter 8: Inspections

    Chapter 9: Citations and Penalties

    Chapter 10: Settling Citations

    Chapter 11: Procedural and Affirmative Defenses

    Chapter 12: Criminal Penalties

    Chapter 13: Developing a Comprehensive Health and Safety Program

    Chapter 14: Whistleblower Protection

    Chapter 15: Emergency Response and Preparedness

    Appendix A: Required Postings

    Appendix B: Forms for Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

    Appendix C: Partially Exempt Industries from OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

    Appendix D: Safety Checklist

    Appendix E: State Plan Review Commissions/Boards

    Appendix F: State Plan Notice of Contest Timeline

    Appendix G: Emergency Action Plan Checklist

    Appendix H: Safety Strategies

    Appendix I: Model Written Lockout/Tagout Program

    Appendix J: National, Regional, Local and Special Emphasis Inspection Programs

    Appendix K: OSHA Injury and Illness Recordability Worksheet

    Appendix L: Handling Violence in the Workplace

    Appendix M: OSHA Increases Focus on Safety for Temporary Employees

    Appendix N: OSHA Fact Sheet

    Forms and Policies

    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-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency

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

    The Family and Medical Leave Act Poster (English)

    The Family and Medical Leave Act Poster (Spanish)

    WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities

    WH-382 Designation Notice

    I-9 Form (2017 - 2019)

    I-9 Form Instructions (2017 - 2019)

    Immigration Compliance and Acknowledgment Form

    I-9 Form (2017 -2019)

    I-9 Form Instructions (2017 - 2019)

    No-Match Checklist

    Company Use Job Description

    Sample Job Questionairre

    I-9 Form (2017 -2019)

    I-9 Form Instructions (2017 - 2019)

    Sample Notice of Special Enrollment Rights

    I-9 Form (2017 -2019)

    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

    Sample At-Will Employment Application (Option 1)

    Sample At-Will Employment Application (Option 2)

    Sample At-Will Employment Application (Option 3)

    Sample At-Will Employment Application (Option 4)

    Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

    An Open Letter to All Employees

    Employment At-Will Policy

    Employment Status Policy

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    Form I-9 (2017 - 2019)

    Form I-9 Instructions (2017 - 2019)

    Global Workplace Policy

    Management Rights Policy

    Model Offer Letter

    Zero-Tolerance Program

    Accommodation Request

    Adverse Weather Policy

    Bereavement Leave Policy

    Family and Medical Leave Act Policy

    Holidays Policy

    Jury Duty Policy

    Military Leave Policy

    Non-FMLA Policy

    Paid Time Off (PTO) 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

    Sample Natural Disaster Policy

    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)

    COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Form

    Continuing Education Policy

    Health Insurance Policy

    Long-Term Disability Plan

    Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice

    Model General Notice of COBRA Continuation Coverage Rights

    Short-Term Disability Plan

    Accident Reporting Policy

    AIDS Policy

    Attendance Policy (Option 1)

    Attendance Policy (Option 2)

    Business Ethics Policy (Option 1)

    Business Ethics Policy (Option 2)

    Discipline Documentation Policy

    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)

    Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)

    Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)

    Nursing Mothers Policy

    Overtime 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

    Cell Phones Policy

    Email Policy

    Introduction Policy

    Message and Documentation Creation and Retention Policy

    Model Appropriate Use Provision

    Model Confidentiality Provision

    Model Employee Acknowledgment and Consent

    Model Information Security Provision

    Model Monitoring Provision (No Routine Monitoring)

    Model Monitoring Provision (Routing Monitoring)

    Model Ownership of Information, Data and Software Provision

    Model Personal Use Provision

    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 Exit Checklist

    Employee Exit Interview (Option 1)

    Employee Exit Interview (Option 2)

    Employee Separation Summary

    Layoff and Recall Policy

    Termination 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

    OSHA Poster - Job Safety, It's the Law

    OSHA Form 300A - Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

    OSHA Form 300 - Forms for Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

    Model Written Lockout-Tag Out Program