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Massachusetts Prime

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 Prime is available. For years, the American Chamber of Commerce Resources HR Library has helped employers and HR personnel find answers quickly. The Massachusetts Prime 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 Prime 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 webinars worth credit towards SHRM-CP/SCP and HRCI certifications.

Includes 1 product for $149.00
  • Massachusetts Human Resources Manual
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

    Massachusetts Prime was created in collaboration with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. , and authored by Heather L. Marx


    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. 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

    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 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.


    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

    Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

    Appendix B: Posting requirements

    Forms and Policies

    I-9 Form (2017 - 2019)

    I-9 Form Instructions (2017 - 2019)

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

    Sample FCRA Adverse Employment Action Letter

    Employer-Telecommuter Written Agreement Checklist

    Sample Exit Interview Checklist

    Certificate of Group Health Plan Coverage

    Statement of HIPAA Portability Rights