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

Includes 1 product:
  • Massachusetts Human Resources Manual
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

    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

    About our sponsor

    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

    Testimonials 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.

    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

    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