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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.

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


Testimonials

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


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.


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


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

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

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 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


Topics covered

Kansas Human Resources Manual

Preface

About the firm

About the Author

Features of the HR Library

Foreword

Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR audit

Chapter 02: Compliance thresholds

Chapter 03: Recruiting and hiring

Chapter 04: Immigration

Chapter 05: Policies and procedures manuals

Chapter 06: Independent contractors

Chapter 07: Temporary and leased employees

Chapter 08: Wages and hours

Chapter 09: Child labor

Chapter 10: Discrimination

Chapter 11: Disabilities and reasonable accommodation

Chapter 12: Workplace harassment

Chapter 13: Benefits

Chapter 14: Health insurance reform

Chapter 15: Family and medical leave

Chapter 16: Military leave

Chapter 17: Other types of leave

Chapter 18: Performance evaluations

Chapter 19: Workplace investigations

Chapter 20: Discipline

Chapter 21: Termination

Chapter 22: Reductions in force

Chapter 23: Plant closings and mass layoffs

Chapter 24: Whistleblower protections

Chapter 25: Health insurance continuation coverage

Chapter 26: Health insurance portability and privacy

Chapter 27: Workers' compensation

Chapter 28: Unemployment compensation

Chapter 29: Privacy rights

Chapter 30: Social media

Chapter 31: Protecting electronic information

Chapter 32: Safety and health

Chapter 33: Workplace violence

Chapter 34: Politics in the workplace

Chapter 35: Celebrations in the workplace

Chapter 36: Federal contractors and affirmative action

Chapter 37: Public employers

Chapter 38: Labor relations

Chapter 39: Disaster planning

Chapter 40: Telecommuting

Chapter 41: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Chapter 42: Pandemic outbreaks

Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

Appendix B: Posting requirements

Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual

About Fisher Phillips LLP

About the Author

Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR audit

Chapter 02: Introduction

Chapter 03: Duties and responsibilities

Chapter 04: Employer's general duty

Chapter 05: Recordkeeping requirements

Chapter 06: Significant standards

Chapter 07: Inspections

Chapter 08: Citations and civil penalties

Chapter 09: Settling citations

Chapter 10: Procedural and affirmative defenses

Chapter 11: Criminal penalties

Chapter 12: Developing a comprehensive health and safety program

Chapter 13: Whistleblower protections

Chapter 14: Emergency response and preparedness

Appendix A: Required postings

Appendix B: Forms for recording work-related injuries and illnesses

Appendix C: Partially exempt industries from 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: Safety for temporary employees

Appendix N: Fact Sheet: General industry walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards

Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide

Squire Patton Boggs

About the authors

Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR audit

Chapter 02: Overview

Chapter 03: Covered employers

Chapter 04: Workers not covered by federal law

Chapter 05: Leased or temporary employees

Chapter 06: White-collar exemptions

Chapter 07: Additional exemptions

Chapter 08: Minimum wage requirements - nonexempt employees

Chapter 09: Overtime compensation - nonexempt employees

Chapter 10: What counts as “wages” - nonexempt employees

Chapter 11: Determining work time - nonexempt employees

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

Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers

About FordHarrison LLP

About the Editors

Editor's Foreward

Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR audit

Chapter 02: Pre-employment issues

Chapter 03: Pre-employment testing

Chapter 04: Interviews

Chapter 05: Background checks

Chapter 06: The employment relationship

Chapter 07: New hire reporting

Chapter 08: Policy manuals and employee handbooks

Chapter 09: Personnel files

Chapter 10: Employment contracts

Chapter 11: Noncompete 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

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

About the Cavanagh Law Firm PA

About the Editors

Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR audit

Chapter 02: Immigration and employment

Chapter 03: Immigration visas

Chapter 04: Form I-9

Chapter 05: Tips to complete the Form I-9

Chapter 06: Conducting internal audits

Chapter 07: Expired documents and the I-9 form

Chapter 08: Anti-discrimination provisions

Chapter 09: Electronic completion and storage of Form I-9

Chapter 10: No-match letter and wage reporting compliance

Chapter 11: Additional 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

Employee Benefits – An Employer's Guide

About Ogletree Deakins

About the authors

Preface

Chapter 01: Employee benefits law

Chapter 02: Life Insurance

Chapter 03: Health benefits plans

Chapter 04: Regulation of group health plans

Chapter 05: Health insurance reform

Chapter 06: Disability plans

Chapter 07: Severance plans

Chapter 08: Cafeteria plans

Chapter 09: Retirement plans

Chapter 10: Additional 401(k) qualification requirements

Chapter 11: Nonqualified deferred compensation plans

Chapter 12: Employee communications

Chapter 13: Fiduciary duties

Chapter 14: Other fringe benefits

Chapter 15: Recent developments

An Employer’s Guide to FMLA and ADA

About FordHarrison LLP

About the author

Introduction

Snapshot - An HR audit

Chapter 01: Introduction to the Family and Medical Leave Act

Chapter 02: Key definitions

Chapter 03: Employer coverage and employee eligibility

Chapter 04: Reasons for leave

Chapter 05: Serious health conditions

Chapter 06: Military leave

Chapter 07: Length of leave

Chapter 08: Notice and documentation - Employee obligations and employer challenges

Chapter 09: Certifications necessary for leave

Chapter 10: Employer notice and documentation requirements

Chapter 11: Employee rights

Chapter 12: Enforcement of the Family and Medical Leave Act

Chapter 13: Amendments and proposals

Chapter 14: Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act

Chapter 15: The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act

Chapter 16: Employers covered

Chapter 17: "Disability" in detail

Chapter 18: Reasonable accommodations

Chapter 19: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Chapter 20: How the Americans with Disabilities Act impacts your business

Chapter 21: Enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Appendix A: Leave and other state laws

Forms and Policies

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

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

SPB-2019-Minimum-Wage-Chart-12-2-19.pdf

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

Form I-9 (2020)

Form I-9 Instruction (2020)

Model 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

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)

Anti-Harassment Policy

Non-fraternization Policy

Zero Tolerance policy

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

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

Bereavement Leave Policy

Non-FMLA Leave Policy

Personal Days Policy

Request Form for FMLA Leave

Request Form for 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)

Anti-bullying policy

Workplace Violence Policy

No Solicitation - Distribution Policy

Union-free Policy (Option 1)

Union-Free Policy (Option 2)

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

Examination of Records Policy

Company Use Job Description

Sample Job Questionairre

I-9 Form (2020)

I-9 Form Instructions (2020)

Immigration Compliance and Acknowledgment Form

I-9 Form (2020)

I-9 Form Instructions (2020)

No-Match Checklist

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 & Rights and Responsibilities

WH-382 Designation Notice