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Maryland Pro

In-depth HR guides to Maryland 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 Maryland employers and made available by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the Maryland 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 Maryland 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 Maryland 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
Temporary and leased employees
Workers compensation
Pandemic outbreaks
Disaster planning
Workplace violence
Workplace harassment
Other types of leave
Editors foreward
Health insurance continuation coverage
Technology and the Internet
Celebrations in the workplace
Features of the HR Library
Recruiting and hiring
Background checks
Noncompete agreements and trade secrets
Wages and hours
Military leave
About Shawe Rosenthal LLP
Independent contractors
Disabilities and reasonable accommodation
Workplace investigations
Plant closings and mass layoffs
Privacy in the workplace
Social media
Safety and health
Family and medical leave
Health insurance reform
Unemployment insurance
Health insurance portability and privacy
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
Appendix B Posting requirements
Employee handbooks
Personnel files
Child labor
Politics in the workplace
Compliance thresholds
Performance evaluations
Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Preemployment testing
Policy manuals and employee handbooks
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
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
Beneficiary Designation Form
Benefits Policy
Designation of Beneficiary
Tuition Reimbursement Policy
Communicable Diseases Policy
Shutdown Policy
Stay Home From Work Poster
Wash Your Hands Poster
Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice
Model COBRA Continuation Coverage General Notice
Parties in the Workplace Sample Policy
Application for At-Will Employment (Option 2)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 1)
Form W-4 (2020)
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
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 Basis Policy
Salary Change Recommendation Form
Timekeeping Requirements Policy
Volunteer Agreement
Civil Air Patrol Leave Policy
Military Leave 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
Model Client-Independent Contractor Agreement
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
Complaint Policy (Option 1)
Complaint Policy (Option 2) - More Appropriate for Unionized Settings
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
Inspection of Property Policy
Sample Social Media Policy (Option 1)
Sample Social Media Policy (Option 2)
33 - Smoking Policy
Safety and Health Policy (Option 1)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 2)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 3)
Harassment, discrimination and retaliation policy
Deployment Leave Act Policy
Family and Medical Leave 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)
Organ and Bone Marrow Donation Leave Policy
Request for Family and Medical Leave Act Leave
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
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act Information
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
Sample Notice of Special Enrollment Rights
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
Natural Disasters Policy
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
Telephone Usage Policy
Vacation Policy (Annual Accrual)
Vacation Policy (Maximum Accrual)
Voting Leave Policy
Witness-Jury Duty Leave Policy
Examination of Records Policy
Form W-4 (2020)
Employer-Telecommuter Written Agreement Checklist
Telecommuting Agreement
Telecommuting Policy
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
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


Maryland Chamber of Commerce employment law

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...

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Shawe Rosenthal LLP employment law

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,...

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Squire Patton Boggs employment law

Squire Patton Boggs

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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