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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 Massachusetts Plus is available. For years, the American Chamber of Commerce Resources HR Library has helped employers and HR personnel find answers quickly. The Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts 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 $287.00
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • Massachusetts Human Resources Manual
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

    Massachusetts Plus was created in collaboration with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. , and authored by Patrick M. Curran, Jr.

    Testimonials

    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

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

    Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 650 lawyers located in 44 offices across the United States and in Europe. For more than three 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 law as well as employment litigation and traditional labor...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 1: Snapshot – An HR Audit

    Chapter 2: Compliance Thresholds

    Chapter 3: The hiring process

    Chapter 4: Immigration

    Chapter 5: Background Checks

    Chapter 6: Employee Handbooks

    Chapter 7: Employee Personnel Records

    Chapter 8: Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants

    Chapter 9: 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 in Employment

    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: Healthcare Continuation

    Chapter 33: HIPAA

    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