Massachusetts Human Resources Library


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In-depth HR guides to Massachusetts and federal employment law, delivered in one soft-cover book and online with form and policy templates. Includes what to do and how to do it for everything from pre-hire through post-termination. These publications are prepared exclusively for Massachusetts employers and made available to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the Massachusetts business community.

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 Massachusetts 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
  • Managing employee relationships
  • 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
  • Knowing what questions you can and can't ask
  • Understanding sensitive topics and questions
  • Confidently writing a harassment policy
  • Legally performing drug and alcohol tests
  • Handling workplace violence before, during, or after it happens
  • Reinstating a veteran after military leave
  • Creating and managing email, Internet and other communications policy
  • Obtaining authorization from employees before generating consumer reports

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 Massachusetts 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.

Massachusetts Human Resources Library was created in collaboration with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., and authored by .


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About the law firm

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Firm Overview

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms in the world, representing management in all types of employment related legal matters. The firm has more than 850 lawyers located in 53 offices across North America and in Europe. For more than four decades, Ogletree Deakins has offered clients representation in every aspect of labor and employment laws, including business immigration, employee benefits and workplace safety and health as...read more

American Chamber of Commerce Resources

For more than 25 years, ACCR has worked with State Chambers of Commerce and Associations of Business and Industry across the country. Our goal is to provide employers and HR professionals with the resources they need to stay in compliance with the rapidly changing world of employment laws and regulations. Our manuals tell you:

  • what to do
  • how to do it
  • and a little bit of why.

No legalese, no endless strings of case citations…our guidebooks simply get you the answers you need, so that you can get back to business.

If seeing is believing, come explore our Publications section and READ A CHAPTER from a book written specifically for your state.

OUR HISTORY

In the early 1980’s, Dick Apland, the godfather of ACCR, worked for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. He found the Chamber struggling as they attempted to sustain themselves on member dues alone. He then... learn more


Topics covered

Massachusetts Human Resources Manual

About the Firm

About the Editor

Features of the HR Library

Chapter 01: Snapshot – An HR audit

Chapter 02: Compliance thresholds

Chapter 03: Recruiting and hiring

Chapter 4: Immigration

Chapter 5: Background checks

Chapter 6: Employee handbooks

Chapter 07: Personnel records

Chapter 08: Trade secrets and restrictive covenants

Chapter 09: Wages and hours

Chapter 10: Interns and volunteers

Chapter 11: Child labor

Chapter 12: Performance evaluations

Chapter 13: Independent contractors

Chapter 14: Federal contractors

Chapter 15: Temporary and leased employees

Chapter 16: Privacy in the workplace

Chapter 17: Employment in the Internet age

Chapter 18: Politics in the workplace

Chapter 19: Telecommuting

Chapter 20: Social Media

Chapter 21: Discrimination

Chapter 22: Disabilities and reasonable accommodation

Chapter 23: Workplace investigations

Chapter 24: Discipline

Chapter 25: Termination

Chapter 26: Plant closings and mass layoffs

Chapter 27: Family and medical leave

Chapter 28: Military leave

Chapter 29: Workplace Safety and Health

Chapter 30: Workplace violence

Chapter 31: Benefits

Chapter 32: Health insurance continuation coverage

Chapter 33: Health insurance portability and privacy

Chapter 34: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Chapter 35: Pandemic outbreaks

Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

Appendix B: Posting requirements

Forms and Policies

Form W-4 (2020)

Form I-9 (2020)

Form I-9 Instruction (2020)

A Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

Sample FCRA Adverse Employment Action Letter

Employer-Telecommuter Written Agreement Checklist

Telecommuting policy

Sample Exit Interview Checklist

Certificate of Group Health Plan Coverage

Statement of HIPAA Portability Rights

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