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Keeping up with federal and state employment regulations is complex work for any business -- but good human resources guidance can help employers steer clear of costly lawsuits. Fortunately, the Maryland Plus is available. For years, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce HR Library has helped employers and HR personnel find answers quickly. The Maryland Plus is a comprehensive, plain English resource that helps you manage employees from pre-hire through post-termination. Written in plain English, it is authored by top labor lawyers, so you know you can trust the guidance. The Maryland Plus Compliance Library allows users to download and customize hundreds of policies and forms; maintain proper employee personnel files; and create or bolster your employee handbook. When a federal or state labor law or regulation changes, the library is updated -- and you'll receive an e-mail notice so you can easily determine what, if any, changes you need to make. Extra bonus include the HR Update (a weekly newsletter with news and trends) and hrsimple.com webinars worth credit towards SHRM-CP/SCP and HRCI certifications.

Includes 3 products for $386.00
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • Maryland Human Resources Manual
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

    Maryland Plus was created in collaboration with Shawe Rosenthal LLP. , and authored by Fiona W. Ong

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    I have found that the online version of the Classic HR Library available on HRSimple.com is a great tool and easy to navigate. I have chosen to use this tool in place of other on line resources that I subscribe to. The information has been easy to find and accurate.

    Lucie Zembruski, HR Manager, Bel-Art Products, Pocomoke City, Maryland


    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.


    About the law firm

    Shawe Rosenthal LLP

    Since it was founded in 1947, Shawe Rosenthal LLP has focused exclusively on the representation of management in employment and labor relations.

    The firm represents employers throughout the United States in every industry, including manufacturing, banking, insurance, health care, hotels and restaurants, communications, retail, utilities, food processing, publishing, construction, transportation, and education. Included among its clients are over 30 Fortune 500 corporations and many non-profit organizations, trade associations, and public employers.

    The firm has been labor and...read more

    Maryland Chamber of Commerce

    The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is a statewide coalition of 800 small, medium, and large-size businesses who employ 440,000 people across the state. The Maryland Chamber represents the interests of its members in Annapolis to advocate state public policy and regulatory issues that have an impact on its members’ bottom line. Our mission statement is to support our members and advance the State of Maryland as a national and global competitive leader in economic growth and private sector job creation through its effective advocacy, high level networking and timely communications.

    The Maryland Chamber has again partnered with Shawe Rosenthal, LLP and American Chamber of Commerce Resources, LLC to assist Maryland employers to act in accordance with Maryland’s state employment laws. This manual was developed by employment law experts and will assist you in accessing answers to key questions you may have on a day-to-day basis. The quick reference guide will... learn more


    Topics covered

    Maryland Human Resources Manual

    Maryland Chamber of Commerce

    Editor's Foreward

    About Shawe Rosenthal, LLP

    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 1: Snapshot – An HR Audit

    Chapter 2: Compliance Thresholds

    Chapter 3: Recruiting and Hiring

    Chapter 4: Background Checks

    Chapter 5: Employee Handbooks

    Chapter 6: Personnel Files

    Chapter 7: Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secrets

    Chapter 8: Wages and Hours

    Chapter 9: Performance Evaluations

    Chapter 10: Independent Contractors

    Chapter 11: Privacy in the Workplace

    Chapter 12: Social Media

    Chapter 13: Discrimination in Employment

    Chapter 14: Child Labor

    Chapter 15: Workplace Investigations

    Chapter 16: Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodation

    Chapter 17: Employee Discipline

    Chapter 18: Termination

    Chapter 19: Plant Closings and Mass Layoffs

    Chapter 20: Family and Medical Leave

    Chapter 21: Military Leave

    Chapter 22: Workplace Safety and Health

    Chapter 23: Smoking in the Workplace

    Chapter 24: Benefits

    Chapter 25: Workers’ Compensation

    Chapter 26: Unemployment Insurance

    Chapter 27: Healthcare Reform and Continuation Coverage

    Chapter 28: Healthcare Portability and Privacy

    Chapter 29: Genetic Information

    Chapter 30: Politics in the Workplace

    Chapter 31: Telecommuting

    Chapter 32: Relationships in the Workplace

    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 01: Snapshot

    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

    Forms and Policies

    Company Use Job Description

    Sample Job Questionairre

    Application for At-Will Employment (Option 2)

    At-Will Employment Application (Option 1)

    Interview Checklist

    Interviewer Evaluation

    Interviewing Form

    Job Description Form

    Educational Reference

    Employment Reference

    Fair Credit Reporting Act - Consumer Report Disclosure and Authorization Form

    Fair Credit Reporting Act - Notice of Adverse Employment Action

    Fair Credit Reporting Act - Pre-Adverse Action Sample Letter

    Notice to Job Applicants Advising of Positive Test Result and Disqualification from Further Employment Consideration

    Reference Inquiry

    Reference Release Form

    Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

    Acknowledgment of Receipt of Handbook

    Attendance Policy (Option 1)

    Attendance Policy (Option 2)

    Bereavement Leave Policy

    Bright Idea Program Entry Form

    Cellular Telephone Policy

    Computer System Policy

    Dress Code Policy

    Drug and Alcohol Policy

    Employee Classification Policy

    Employee Suggestions Policy

    Employment of Relatives Policy

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    Holiday Policy

    Inclement Weather Policy - Non-Exempt Employees

    Non-Family and Medical Leave Act Leave Policy

    No Solicitation and Distribution Policy

    Orientation Period Policy

    Paid Time Off (Annual Accrual) - Separate Sick or Safe Leave Policy

    Paid Time Off (Maximum Accrual) - Separate SSL Policy

    Paid Time Off Policy, Including SSL

    Personal Day Policy

    Personal Leave of Absence Policy

    Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)

    Sample Introduction to the Employee Handbook and Disclaimer

    Sample Natural Disasters Policy

    Telephone Usage Policy

    Vacation Policy (Annual Accrual)

    Vacation Policy (Maximum Accrual)

    Voting Leave Policy

    Witness-Jury Duty Leave Policy

    2018 Form W-4

    Examination of Records Policy

    I-9 Form (2017 - 2019)

    I-9 Form Instructions (2017 - 2019)

    Conflict of Interest Policy

    Sample Confidential Information Policy

    Sample Confidentiality Agreement

    Administrative Pay Corrections Policy

    Employee Payroll Change Notice

    Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)

    Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)

    Internship Agreement

    Overtime Policy

    Payroll Advance Policy

    Payroll and Deductions Policy

    Payroll Direct Deposit Form

    Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers Policy

    Salary Change Recommendation Form

    Sample Salary Basis Policy

    Timekeeping Requirements Policy

    Volunteer Agreement

    Compensation Review Policy

    Exempt Employee Performance Appraisal

    Performance Appraisal

    Performance Appraisal Summary

    Performance Evaluation

    Performance Review Policy

    Promotions and Transfers Policy

    Self-Peer Performance Evaluation Form

    Model Client-Independent Contractor Agreement

    Inspection of Property Policy

    Sample Social Media Policy (Option 1)

    Sample Social Media Policy (Option 2)

    Harassment and Discrimination Policy

    Complaint Policy (Option 1)

    Complaint Policy (Option 2) - More Appropriate for Unionized Settings

    Authorization to Disclose Protected Health Information

    Employee Request for Accommodation

    Physicians Form for the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy Policy

    Reasonable Accommodations Policy

    Discipline Policy

    Notice to Employees Advising of a Positive Test Result and Intent to take Disciplinary Action

    Personal Conduct Policy

    Rules of Conduct Policy

    Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act - Termination Report

    Employee Separation Clearance Checklist

    Exit Checklist

    Exit Interview Form (Option 1)

    Exit Interview Form (Option 2)

    Layoff Policy

    Reference Request Policy

    Separation Summary

    Termination Policy

    Deployment Leave Act Policy

    Maryland Flexible Leave Act Policy

    Maryland Healthy Working Families Act Poster

    Maryland Parental Leave Act Policy

    Maryland Sick and Safe Leave Policy (Option 1)

    Maryland Sick and Safe Leave Policy (Option 2)

    Request for Family and Medical Leave Act Leave

    Sample Family and Medical 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-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

    Civil Air Patrol Leave Policy

    Military Leave Policy

    Safety and Health Policy (Option 1)

    Safety and Health Policy (Option 2)

    Safety and Health Policy (Option 3)

    Smoking Policy

    Beneficiary Designation Form

    Benefits Policy

    Designation of Beneficiary

    Tuition Reimbursement Policy

    COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Form

    Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act Information

    Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice

    Sample Notice of Special Enrollment Rights

    Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Disclaimer

    Employer-Telecommuter Written Agreement Checklist

    Workplace Relationships