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In-depth HR guides to Maine and federal employment law, policies and form templates combined in one soft-cover book. Plus comprehensive guidelines to 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, Wages and Hours - An Employer's Guide and Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual in six additional soft-cover books. The entire package also includes updated online access, email notifications and an inclusive weekly e-newsletter.

Maine Human Resources Manual

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Model Policies and Forms for Maine Employers

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Wages and Hours — An Employer's Guide

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Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers

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Employment Verification:

Immigration, Form I-9, E-Verify

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An Employer's Guide to ADA & FMLA

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Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual

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Employee Benefits — An Employer's Guide

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6-in-1 federal poster

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1-Year Subscription + 7 Hardcopy Books + 1 Federal Poster

Maine Pro was created in collaboration with Bernstein Shur, Littler, and authored by Shiloh Theberge.


Testimonials

We take great pride in being able to offer quality products and services to our members. The Maine Human Resources Manual is an outstanding product, and it will go a long way in helping Maine businesses operate more efficiently and avoid costly mistakes.

Dana F. Connors, President, Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Augusta, Maine


I am a HUGE fan of HRsimple! It is so easy to navigate and find the answer to my questions in the matter of a couple of clicks. I wear multiple hats for my employer and being responsible for Human Resources, Safety and Accounting I prefer to spend my time answering questions, not looking for them.

HRsimple makes my job easier; therefore, I love it, love it, love it!!!

Lynn Durost, HR/Accounting Manage, Rubb, Inc, Sanford, Maine


I love HRSimple because it keeps me up-to-date with changes in federal and state regulations and does it with a little humor. Not an easy task when you’re talking about regulations. Thank you for making me laugh.

Linda Cannon, Human Resources Manager, PowerPay, Maine


The weekly emails are fun and informative. Generally speaking, there’s a little nugget of information that I take away after reading the newsletter. The attached articles and videos are great when you need more in depth information on a certain topic. I look forward to seeing them every week! Keep up the great work!

Ingrid Wilbur Kachmar, Executive Director, Harbor House Community Service Center, Maine


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

Bernstein Shur

A different kind of law firm since 1915.

Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson is a New England-based law firm that advises clients from across the U.S. and around the world. Our 100+ award-winning attorneys and professionals practice in more than 20 critical areas and a variety of industries. Bernstein Shur was also recently named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine.

While we’re proud of our roots, accolades, and wide-ranging expertise, it’s not...read more ,

Littler

The Littler Difference

We realize that in-house counsel, HR professionals and corporate executives do not just manage legal work; they are expected to be business partners and contribute to the organization’s overall success. This means you need us to do more than just great legal work. You need us to be your strategic partners, as well as legal counselors who understand your industry and your business. Our lawyers need to help your organization make money, save money and...read more

Maine Chamber of Commerce

As The Voice of Maine Business, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the Maine Human Resources Library. We hope it will help you operate your business more efficiently and avoid the hidden pitfalls that lurk among the maze known as HR.

Targeted, timely, and comprehensive, this manual is considered the cornerstone guide of the compliance library. It covers more than 30 primary topics directly related to the employment process, from job descriptions through termination and beyond. Each includes practical advice on what should be done, solid advice on how to do it, and a complete explanation of why it is important.

This Maine Human Resources Library was not written as a response to employee-related problems, but to help you avoid them. The guidelines and checklists will make that easier, and the examples and step-by-step instructions will give you the confidence to know that you are on... learn more


Topics covered

Maine Human Resources Manual

About the Maine State Chamber of Commerce

About the authors

About the firm

Introduction: Features of the HR Library

Chapter 01: Snapshot – An HR audit

Chapter 02: Compliance thresholds

Chapter 03: Recruiting and hiring

Chapter 04: Background checks

Chapter 05: Immigration

Chapter 06: Temporary and leased employees

Chapter 07: Independent contractors

Chapter 08: Noncompete agreements, trade secrets and other employment agreements

Chapter 09: Policies and procedures manuals

Chapter 10: Wages and hours

Chapter 11: Employment of minors

Chapter 12: Discrimination

Chapter 13: Disabilities and reasonable accommodation

Chapter 14: Workplace harassment

Chapter 15: Benefits

Chapter 16: Health insurance reform

Chapter 17: Family and medical leave

Chapter 18: Military leave

Chapter 19: Other types of leave

Chapter 20: Performance evaluations

Chapter 21: Personnel files

Chapter 22: Discipline

Chapter 23: Termination

Chapter 24: Health insurance continuation coverage

Chapter 25: Privacy rights

Chapter 26: Health insurance portability and privacy act

Chapter 27: Technology and the Internet

Chapter 28: Social media

Chapter 29: Safety and health

Chapter 30: Workplace violence

Chapter 31: Workers' compensation

Chapter 32: Politics in the workplace

Chapter 33: Celebrations in the workplace

Chapter 34: Federal contractors and affirmative action

Chapter 35: Disaster planning

Chapter 36: Telecommuting

Chapter 37: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Chapter 38: Pandemic outbreaks

Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

Appendix B: Posting requirements

Model Policies and Forms for Maine Employers

About the firm

About the authors

Features of the HR Library

Chapter 01: Snapshot – An HR audit

Chapter 02: Job descriptions and applications

Chapter 03: Applicant screening

Chapter 04: Time of hire

Chapter 05: Time off and leaves of absence

Chapter 06: Wages and hours

Chapter 07: Performance reviews

Chapter 08: Confidentiality and conflicts of interest

Chapter 09: Additional policies

Chapter 10: Telecommuting

Chapter 11: Employee discipline

Chapter 12: Termination of employment

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

At-Wil Employment Application

Job Description Form

Educational Reference

Employment Interview Analysis

Employment Interview Form

FCRA Authorization and Disclosure

Interview Evaluation

Interviewing Form

Reference Inquiry

Reference Release Form

Topics for Applicant Questions

Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Employment At Will Policy

Employment Status Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Form I-9 (2020)

Form I-9 Instructions (2020)

Global Workplace Policy

Management Rights Policy

Offer Letter

Open Letter to All Employees

Acknowledgement of Company Leave Policies

Application for Family and Medical Leave of Absence

Attendance and Punctuality Policy

Conditions of Leave of Absence Notice

Emergency Responder Absence Policy

FMLA Policy

Leave for Victims of Violence Policy

Legislative Leave Policy

Maine Family Medical Leave Policy

Maine Family Military Leave

Public Health Emergency Leave

Reasonable Accommodations Policy

Religious Observances Accommodation Policy

Volunteer Firefighter Absence for Emergency Response 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 of a Current Servicemember

WH-385-V Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran

Break Time for Nursing Mothers

Hours of Work Policy

Overtime Policy

Performance Appraisal Policy

Performance Evaluation (Results)

Performance Evaluation (Results-Behavior)

Performance Plan Memorandum

Confidentiality Acknowledgment Form

Conflicts of Interest Policy

Cellular Phone and Personal Electronic Devices Policy

Computer Systems Policy

Drug and Alcohol Use Policy Statement

Email Policy

Employee Acknowledgement

Independent Contractor Agreement

Internet Acceptable Use Policy

Internship Agreement

Natural Disaster Policy

Open Door Policy

Relationships in the Workplace Policy

Smoking Policy

Social Media and Blog Policy

Social Media Passwords Policy

Software Code of Ethics Policy

Telephone Usage Policy

Telecommuting Policy

Documentation of Counseling

Employee Acknowledgement

Last Chance Letter (Performance)

Memorandum of Counseling

Standards of Conduct-Disciplinary Policy.docx

Employer Response to Request for Termination Reasons

Employer Response to Request to Review Personnel File

Exit Interview Form

Separation Agreement and Release For Employees Over Age 40

Separation Agreement and Release for Employees Under Age 40

Separation Checklist

Termination of Employment Policy

WARN Notices

Written Reasons for Termination

Form I-9 (2020)

Form I-9 Instructions (2020)

Form W-4 (2020)

Sample Notice of Special Enrollment Rights

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

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