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Kansas Plus

Kansas Plus was created in collaboration with Fisher & Phillips LLP, Polsinelli. , and authored by Erin Schilling, Greg Ballew, Michelle Anderson

Includes 4 products:
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • Kansas Human Resources Manual
  • Model Policies and Forms for Kansas Employers
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • 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 ,


    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

    About our sponsor

    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 of employees.

    Employers all across Kansas are fighting higher costs of doing business, including out of control health care costs. The Chamber listens to these Kansas employers and takes their concerns directly to the government decision-makers at the Statehouse in Topeka.

    The Chamber works hard to reduce taxes on business, halt lawsuit abuse, lower unemployment insurance expenses, reduce workers compensation costs, and manage health care costs.

    The Kansas Chamber is growing the ranks of Pro-Jobs Legislators – a group of pro-business legislators in the Capitol. With growing support in both the House and the Senate, Pro-Jobs Legislators work hard to... learn more


    Your books and newsletters have helped me to run our company more efficiently. Our 150 employees and I appreciate your guidance by keeping us on the right track.

    Gary Albright, President/CEO, Becker Tire & Treading Inc., Kansas, Great Bend

    I love your books because they are very useful to me. I have gotten a lot of questions answered with the books and your weekly newsletter. Some of our policies are just now getting into this century, which is what I have been working on for two years. It is a slow process but we are getting there. Your books and newsletters have been very helpful to me with this information. Thank you very much.

    Juanita States, HR Assistant, Langworth LLC, Topeka, Kansas

    From the moment I opened the box and began reading Chapter One, I could not put the book down! As a member of many boards in Witchita, Kansas, you can be certain that I will be bragging about this wonderful tool to all of the organizations that I work with.

    Regina Mille, Owner, Princeton Children's Center, Wichita, Kansas

    The Kansas Chamber takes pride in offering the Kansas Human Resources Manual. It is an outstanding product that helps Kansas businesses understand the ever-changing laws, helping them operate more efficiently and avoid costly mistakes.

    Kent D. Beisner, Chief Operating Officer, Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Topeka, Kansas

    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

    Kansas Human Resources Manual

    About the Firm

    About the Author



    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 1: Snapshot - An HR Audit

    Chapter 2: Compliance Thresholds

    Chapter 3: Recruiting and Hiring

    Chapter 4: Immigration

    Chapter 5: Federal Contractors and Affirmative Action

    Chapter 6: Employee Handbooks

    Chapter 7: Independent Contractors

    Chapter 8: Wages and Hours

    Chapter 9: Prevailing Wage

    Chapter 10: Performance Evaluations

    Chapter 11: Workplace Investigations

    Chapter 12: Discrimination in Employment

    Chapter 13: Whistleblower Protections

    Chapter 14: Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodation

    Chapter 15: Family and Medical Leave

    Chapter 16: Military Leave

    Chapter 17: Employee Discipline

    Chapter 18: Termination

    Chapter 19: Reductions in Force

    Chapter 20: Plant Closings and Mass Layoffs

    Chapter 21: Politics in the Workplace

    Chapter 22: Privacy and Technology in the Workplace

    Chapter 23: Social Networking

    Chapter 24: Protecting Against Computer Tampering

    Chapter 25: Safety in the Workplace

    Chapter 26: Workplace Violence

    Chapter 27: Employee Benefits

    Chapter 28: Healthcare Reform

    Chapter 29: Workers' Compensation

    Chapter 30: Unemployment Insurance

    Chapter 31: Healthcare Continuation

    Chapter 32: HIPAA

    Chapter 33: Public Employers

    Chapter 34: Labor Relations

    Chapter 35: Child Labor

    Chapter 36: Relationships in the Workplace

    Chapter 37: Disaster Planning

    Appendix A: Recordkeeping Requirements

    Appendix B: Posting Requirements

    Model Policies and Forms for Kansas Employers

    About the Firm

    About the Author

    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 1 Snapshot

    Chapter 2 Introduction

    Chapter 3 Job descriptions and applications

    Chapter 4 Applicant screening

    Chapter 5 Time of hire

    Chapter 6 Time off and leaves of absence

    Chapter 7 Benefits

    Chapter 8 Basic company policies

    Chapter 9 Hours of work and overtime

    Chapter 10 Performance reviews and promotion

    Chapter 11 Confidentiality and conflicts of interest

    Chapter 12 Complaint procedures

    Chapter 13 Technology in the workplace

    Chapter 14 Additional policies

    Chapter 15 Termination

    Chapter 16 Acknowledgment of receipt of handbook

    Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements

    Appendix B Posting requirements

    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

    Forms and Policies

    Company Use Job Description

    Sample Job Questionairre

    A Summary of Your Rights Under the FCRA

    Notice of Adverse Employment Action

    Form I-9 (2017-2019)

    Form I-9 Instruction (2017-2019)

    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

    Job Description

    Model Supplemental Form - Driving History

    Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

    Educational Reference

    Employment Interview Analysis

    Employment Reference

    Interview Checklist

    Interviewer Evaluation

    Notice Regarding Criminal Background Checks

    Reference Inquiry

    Reference Release Form

    Anti-Harassment Policy

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    Form I-9

    Form I-9 Policy

    Form W-4

    Handbook Introduction

    K-4 Form

    Model Offer Letter

    Sample "Zero-Tolerance" Program

    Sexual Harassment Policy

    Accommodation Request

    Bereavement Leave Policy

    Employee Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Sample 1)

    Employee Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Sample 2)

    Family and Medical Leave Policy

    Holiday Policy

    Jury Leave Policy

    Leave Request Form

    Military Leave Policy

    Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities

    Paid Time Off Policy

    Personal Day Policy

    Personal Leave of Absence

    Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)

    Request for Non-FMLA Leave

    Sick Day Policy

    Vacation Policy

    Voting Leave 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-382 Designation Notice

    WH-384 Certificate 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

    Beneficiary Designation Form

    Benefits Policy

    COBRA Information

    Designation of Beneficiary

    Initial Notice to Qualified Beneficiary Concerning Continuation of Coverage Under COBRA

    Model COBRA Continuation Coverage General Notice

    Tuition Reimbursement Policy

    Attendance Policy (Option 1)

    Attendance Policy (Option 2)

    Bullying Policy

    Business Ethics Policy (Option 1)

    Business Ethics Policy (Option 2)

    Cell Phone Policy

    Discipline Documentation Form

    Drug and Alcohol Policy

    Employee Classification Policy

    Model Accident Reporting Policy

    Model Record of Accident/Incident/Serious Harm Form

    Music Policy

    Non-Fraternization Policy

    No Solicitation/Distribution Policy

    Orientation Period Policy

    Personal Conduct Policy

    Rules of Conduct Policy

    Safety and Health Policy (Option 1)

    Safety and Health Policy (Option 2)

    Safety and Health Policy (Option 3)

    Sample First-Step Warning

    Sample Second-Step Warning

    Sample Third-Step Warning

    Telecommuting/Work from Home Agreement

    Telecommuting/Work from Home Policy

    Union-Free Policy (Option 1)

    Union-Free Policy (Option 2)

    Workplace Violence Policy

    Employee Payroll Change Notice

    Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)

    Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)

    Overtime Policy

    Payroll Direct Deposit Form

    Sample Nursing Mothers Policy

    Sample Salary Basis Policy

    Timekeeping Requirements

    Compensation Review Policy

    Exempt Performance Appraisal

    Payroll Advance Policy

    Performance Appraisal Summary

    Performance Evaluation

    Performance Review Policy

    Promotions and Transfers Policy

    Self/Peer Evaluation Form

    Conflict of Interest Policy

    Employment Confidentiality Agreement

    Sensitive Company Information Policy

    Complaint Policy (Option 1)

    Complaint Policy (Option 2)

    Cell Phones Policy

    Email Policy

    Model Appropriate Use Provision

    Model Confidentiality Provision

    Model Employee Acknowledgment and Consent

    Model Information Security Provision

    Model Introduction/Policy Statement

    Model Message and Document Creation and Retention Policy

    Model Monitoring Provision (No Routine Monitoring)

    Model Monitoring Provision (Routine 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

    Computer System Policy

    Dress Code Policy

    Employee Suggestion

    Employment of Relatives Policy

    Examination of Records Policy

    Inspection of Property Policy

    Reference Request Policy

    Smoking Policy

    Telephone Usage Policy

    COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Form

    COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Form (for 18-month Qualifying Event)

    COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Form (for 36-month Qualifying Event)

    COBRA Election Notice (for 18-month Qualifying Event)

    COBRA Election Notice (for 36-month Qualifying Event)

    COBRA Termination Report

    Employee Exit Interview

    Employee Separation Clearance Checklist

    Exit Checklist

    Layoff Policy

    Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice

    Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice

    Notice of COBRA Second Qualifying Event

    Notice of Other Coverage, Medicare Entitlement, or Cessation of Disability

    Notice of SSA Determination of Disability

    Separation Summary

    Termination Policy

    Acknowledgment of Receipt of Handbook

    Employee Rights - Employee Polygraph Protection Act Poster

    Employee Rights for Workers with Disabilities Paid at Special Minimum Wages Poster

    Employee Rights & Responsibilities Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

    Employee Rights Under the Davis-Bacon Act Poster

    Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Poster

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

    Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law Poster

    Kansas Human Rights Commission Poster

    Kansas Unemployment Insurance Poster

    No Gun Poster

    No Smoking Poster

    Notice of Hours - Child Labor Poster

    Workers' Compensation Rights and Responsibilities - Kansas Poster

    Your Rights Under USERRA Poster