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Kansas Pro

In-depth HR guides to Kansas 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 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.


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 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
  • 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
  • Confidently writing a harassment policy

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 handling applications, employee performance documentation, ADA concerns like reasonable accommodation, separation of medical paperwork, termination, and much more.

Wages and Hours— An Employer's Guide provides 20 chapters and 2 appendices, covering topics such as defining "hours worked", computation of overtime compensation, exemptions from overtime, and much more.

An Employer's Guide to FMLA and ADA walks you through the many complicated procedures associated with keeping your business in compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guide will help you answer questions such as: who is eligible for medical leave, what constitutes a disability, am I properly displaying FMLA posters, and more. 

Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify walks you through the many complicated procedures associated with verifying the work authorization of your workers and maintaining a business that is in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).

Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual covers citations and civil penalties, affirmative defenses, development of a comprehensive health and safety program, and much more.

Employee Benefits--An Employer's Guide provides guidance on topics such as: The Health Care Reform Act, severance, benefit plans, and much more.

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.

Duties and responsibilities
Employers general duty
Recordkeeping requirements
Significant standards
Citations and civil penalties
Settling citations
Criminal penalties
Developing a comprehensive health and safety program
Whistleblower protections
Emergency response and preparedness
Appendix G Emergency action plan checklist
Appendix C Partially exempt industries from recordkeeping requirements
Appendix D Safety checklist
Appendix E State plan review commissionsboards
Appendix H Safety strategies
Appendix A Required postings
Appendix J National regional local and special emphasis inspection programs
Appendix I Model Written LockoutTagout Program
Appendix L Handling violence in the workplace
Appendix B Forms for recording workrelated injuries and illnesses
Appendix F State plan notice of contest timeline
About Fisher Phillips LLP
Procedural and affirmative defenses
Appendix K OSHA Injury and Illness Recordability Worksheet
Snapshot An HR audit
Appendix N Fact Sheet General industry walkingworking surfaces and fall protection standards
Appendix M Safety for temporary employees
About the Author
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
Employment of minors
Payment of wages
About the authors
Where to go for more information
Posting requirements
Workers not covered by federal law
Squire Patton Boggs
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Features of the HR Library
Plant closings mass layoffs and other reductions in force
Health insurance continuation coverage
Unemployment insurance
Privacy rights
Health insurance portability and privacy
Protecting electronic information
Social media
Safety and health
Workers compensation
Politics in the workplace
Federal contractors and affirmative action
Public employers
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
Appendix B Posting requirements
Plant closings and mass layoffs
Recruiting and hiring
Independent contractors
Policies and procedures manuals
Wages and hours
Disabilities and reasonable accommodation
Health insurance reform
Family and medical leaves
Military leave
Performance evaluations
Workplace investigations
About the firm
Temporary and leased employees
Other types of leave
About the Kansas Chamber
Celebrations in the workplace
Drugs and alcohol
Diversity in the workplace
Pandemic outbreaks
Compliance thresholds
Background checks
Restrictive covenants and trade secrets
Personnel files
Child labor
Workplace harassment
Disaster planning
Workplace violence
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
Tips to complete the Form I
Antidiscrimination provisions
Appendix A Sample memorandum
Immigration and employment
Immigration visas
Expired documents and the I form
Nomatch letter and wage reporting compliance
Additional verification services
IMAGE program
Responding to visits and calls regarding immigration
EVerify regulations for federal contractors and subcontractors
Helpful steps to comply with EVerify requirements
Criminal enforcement and I audits
Form I
Electronic completion and storage of Form I
Conducting internal audits
About the Cavanagh Law Firm PA
Other fringe benefits
Regulation of group health plans
Disability plans
Severance plans
Cafeteria plans
Retirement plans
Additional k qualification requirements
Nonqualified deferred compensation plans
Employee communications
Fiduciary duties
Employee benefits law
Health benefits plans
Life Insurance
Recent developments
About Ogletree Deakins
Introduction to the Family and Medical Leave Act
Notice and documentation Employee obligations and employer challenges
Employers covered
Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act
Employer coverage and employee eligibility
Reasons for leave
Military leave
Length of leave
Certifications necessary for leave
Employer notice and documentation requirements
Amendments and proposals
The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act
Employee rights
Enforcement of the Family and Medical Leave Act
Disability in detail
Reasonable accommodations
How the Americans with Disabilities Act impacts your business
Enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Appendix A Leave and other state laws
Key definitions
Serious health conditions
About the author
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
Sample: Occupational injury and illness reporting policy
Model: Written hazard communication program
Sample: Vaccination acknowledgment
Sample Inspection Checklist
Company Commitment to Safety
Hazard Assessment Form
Model Safety and Health policy
Sample Emergency Action Plan
OSHA Poster - Job Safety, It's the Law
Model Written Lockout-Tag Out Program
OSHA Form 300A - Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
OSHA Form 300 - Forms for Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
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)
Employee Exit Interview (Option 1)
Employee Exit Interview (Option 2)
Employee Separation Clearance Checklist
Exit Checklist
Separation Summary
Termination Policy
Layoff and Recall Policy
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
COBRA Termination Report
Social Security Administration Determination of Disability
Introduction-Policy Statement
Monitoring Provision (Routine Monitoring)
Monitoring Provisions (No Routine Monitoring)
Voicemail 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
Social Media 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)
Examination of Records Policy
Model Notice to Affected Employees
Model Notice to Bargaining Representative
Model Notice to Government Officials
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)
Employee Classification Policy
Employment of Relatives Policy
Interview Checklist
Interviewer Evaluation
Interviewing Form
Invitation to Self Identify
Job Description Form
Offer Letter
Orientation Period Policy
Self Identification Form - Race
Self Identification Form - Veterans
Voluntary Self Identification of a Disability
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instruction (2020)
Sample Form I-9 Policy
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 (Option 1)
Cellphone Policy (Option 2)
Confidentiality Agreement
Confidentiality Policy
Conflict of Interest Policy
Discipline Policy
Domestic Violence Leave Policy
Dress Code Policy
Drug and Alchol Policy with Testing (Excluding Pre-employment screening)
Email Policy
Employee Suggestions Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Family and Medical Leave Act Policy
Genetic Discrimination policy
Holiday Policy
Inspection of Property Policy
Introduction to Handbook
Jury Duty Policy
Military Leave Policy
Music Policy
Nursing Mother Policy
Paid Time Off Policy
Personal Conduct Policy
Reasonable Accommodations Policy
Reference Request 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
Complaint Policy (Option 1)
Complaint Policy (Option 2)
Accommodation Request
Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Option 1)
Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Option 2)
401(k) Policy
Beneficiary Designation Form
Designation of Beneficiary
Long-term Disability Plan Policy
Sample Benefits 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
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
Bereavement Leave Policy
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (FMLA)
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)
Non-FMLA Leave Policy
Request Form for FMLA Leave
Request Form for Leave
Sample Coronavirus Leave Policy
Communicable Diseases Policy
Shutdown Policy
Stay Home From Work Poster
Wash Your Hands Poster
Background Research Release (Option 1)
Criminal Background Check Release
Criminal Background Checks, Notice Regarding
Educational Reference
Employment Reference
Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice
Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice of Adverse Employment Action
Fair Credit Reporting Act Pre-Adverse Action Letter
Reference Inquiry
Reference Release Form
Summary of Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Review of Files Policy
Anti-Harassment Policy
Non-fraternization Policy
Zero Tolerance policy
Anti-bullying policy
Workplace Violence Policy
Company Use Job Description
Sample Job Questionairre
I-9 Form (2020)
I-9 Form Instructions (2020)
No-Match Checklist
I-9 Form (2020)
I-9 Form Instructions (2020)
Immigration Compliance and Acknowledgment Form
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-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 & Rights and Responsibilities
WH-382 Designation Notice
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


Kansas Chamber of Commerce employment law

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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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Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP employment law

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Squire Patton Boggs employment law

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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...

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