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Kansas Human Resources Library

In-depth HR guides to Kansas 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 Kansas employers and made available by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the Kansas 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 Kansas 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
  • Kansas required postings
  • Personnel Records and Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Employee Benefits
  • Kansas specific Termination of Employment
  • New Hire Reporting Form
  • Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest
  • Kansas leave requirements, including statewide mandatory sick leave law, domestic violence leave, Kansas military family leave
  • Kansas 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 Kansas 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.

Pandemic outbreaks
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Snapshot An HR audit
Whistleblower protections
Features of the HR Library
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
Appendix B Posting requirements
Recruiting and hiring
Policies and procedures manuals
Independent contractors
Wages and hours
Disabilities and reasonable accommodation
Health insurance reform
Family and medical leave
Military leave
Performance evaluations
Workplace investigations
Reductions in force
Plant closings and mass layoffs
Health insurance continuation coverage
Health insurance portability and privacy
Workers compensation
Unemployment compensation
Privacy rights
Social media
Protecting electronic information
Safety and health
Politics in the workplace
Federal contractors and affirmative action
Public employers
Labor relations
About the firm
Compliance thresholds
Temporary and leased employees
Other types of leave
Celebrations in the workplace
Child labor
Workplace harassment
Disaster planning
About the Author
Workplace violence
Communicable Diseases Policy
Shutdown Policy
Stay Home From Work Poster
Wash Your Hands Poster
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)
Examination of Records Policy
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instruction (2020)
Model I-9 Policy
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 FCRA
Attendance and Punctuality Policy
Attendance Policy (Option 1)
Attendance Policy (Option 2)
Background Research Release (Option 1)
Background Research Release (Option 2)
Background Verification Disclosure
Criminal Background Check Release
Criminal Background Checks, Notice Regarding
Driving History
Educational Reference
Employee Classification Policy
Employment Interview Analysis
Employment of Relatives Policy
Employment Reference
Fair Credit Reporting Act Consent
Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice
Fair Credit Reporting Act Step-by-Step Guide
Fair Credit Reporting Act Summary of Rights 9-2018
Fair Credit Reporting Act Warning Memo to Employees
Form I-9 (2020)
Form W-4 (2020)
Interview Checklist
Interviewer Evaluation
Interviewing Form
Job Description Form
Kansas K-4 Income Tax Withholding
Model Health Insurance Notice for Those with Plans
Model Notice for Employers Who Do Not Offer a Health Plan
Notice of Adverse Employment Action
Offer Letter
Orientation Period Policy
Pre-Adverse Action Notice
Questions for Applicant
Reference Inquiry
Reference Release Form
Self Identification Form - Race
Self Identification Form - Veterans
Voluntary Self Identification of a Disability
Acknowledgment of Receipt of Handbook
Attendance Policy (Option 1)
Attendance Policy (Option 2)
Bright Idea Entry Form
Business Ethics Policy (Option 1)
Business Ethics Policy (Option 2)
Cellphone Policy
Cellphone Policy (Option 1)
Cellphone Policy (Option 2)
Confidentiality Agreement
Confidentiality Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Discipline Policy
Domestic Violence Leave Policy
Dress Code Policy.docx
Drug and Alchol Policy without Testing
Drug and Alchol Policy with Testing (Excluding Pre-employment screening)
Email Policy
Employee Suggestion Program Entry Form
Employee Suggestions Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Family and Medical Leave Act Policy
Genetic Discrimination policy
Holiday Policy
Inspection Policy
Introduction to Handbook
Jury Duty Policy
Military Leave Policy
Music Policy
Nursing Mother Policy
Paid Time Off Policy
Personal Conduct Policy
Personal Days Policy
Reasonable Accommodations Policy
Reference Policy
Rules of Conduct Policy
Sexual Harassment Policy
Sick Leave Policy
Smoking Policy
Telecommuting Agreement
Telecommuting Policy
Telephone Usage Policy
Vacation Policy
Voting Leave Policy
Direct Deposit Form
Employee Payroll Change Notice
Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)
Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)
Overtime Policy
Payroll Advance Policy
Payroll Direct Deposit Form
Salary Basis Policy
Timekeeping Policy
Accommodation Request
Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Option 1)
Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Option 2)
401(k) Policy
Beneficiary Designation Form
Designation of Beneficiary
Health Insurance Policy
Long-term Disability Plan Policy
Short-Term Disability Plan Policy
Tuition Reimbursement Policy
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
WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition
WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provder 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 for MIlitary Family Leave
WH-385 Certification fo Serious Injury or Illness of Covered Servicemember - for Military Family Leave
WH-385-V Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran for Military Caregiver Leave
9 Performance Appraisal.docx
Compensation Review Policy
Exempt Performance Appraisal
Performance Appraisal Summary
Performance Evaluation
Performance Review Policy
Promotion and Transfer Policy
Self Peer Evaluation Form
Discipline Documentation Form
First-Step Warning
Second-Step Warning
Third-Step Warning
Employee Exit Interview (Option 1)
Employee Exit Interview (Option 2)
Employee Separation Clearance Checklist
Exit Checklist
Separation Summary
Termination Policy
Layoff and Recall Policy
Model Notice to Affected Employees
Model Notice to Bargaining Representative
Model Notice to Government Officials
COBRA Election Form
COBRA Information Form
COBRA Initial Notice to Qualified Beneficiary
COBRA Notice of Other Coverage
COBRA Qualifying Event Election Form (18-months)
COBRA Qualifying Event Election Form (36-months)
COBRA Qualifying Event Election Notice (18-months)
COBRA Qualifying Event Election Notice (36-months)
COBRA Second Qualifying Event Notice
COBRA Termination Form.docx
COBRA Termination Report
Social Security Administration Determination of Disability
Introduction-Policy Statement
Monitoring Provision (Routine Monitoring)
Monitoring Provisions (No Routine Monitoring)
Voicemail Policy
Social Media Policy
Appropriate Use Policy
Computer System Policy
Confidentiality Policy
Information Security Policy
Message and Document Creation and Retention Policy
Ownership of Information, Data and Software Policy
Personal Use Policy
Remote Access Policy
Accident Reporting 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)
No Solicitation - Distribution Policy
Union-free Policy (Option 1)
Union-Free Policy (Option 2)
Bereavement Leave Policy
Non-FMLA Leave Policy
Personal Days Policy
Request Form for FMLA Leave
Request Form for Leave
Anti-Harassment Policy
Non-fraternization Policy
Zero Tolerance policy
Anti-bullying policy
Workplace Violence Policy


Kansas Chamber of Commerce employment law

Kansas Chamber of Commerce

The Kansas Chamber of Commerce continues to move Kansas towards becoming the best state in America to do business. The member-driven Chamber’s strength comes from its base of Kansas employers from the entire state. These include small, medium and large businesses ranging from one-person firms to large companies with thousands...

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Fisher & Phillips LLP employment law

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.


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Polsinelli employment law


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 –...

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