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In-depth HR guides to Nebraska 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 Nebraska employers and made available by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the Nebraska 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 free trial includes:

  • 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
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The Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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
Pandemic outbreaks
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
About the firm
Politics in the workplace
About the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce
Personnel files
Features of the HR Library
Compliance thresholds
Recruiting and hiring
Temporary and leased employees
Wages and hours
Background checks
Independent contractors
Policies and procedures
Child labor
Disabilities and reasonable accommodations
Performance evaluations
Workplace investigations
Plant closings and mass layoffs
Privacy rights
Internet use
Workplace harassment
Appendix B Posting requirements
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
Health insurance reform
Family and medical leave
Military leave
Unemployment insurance
Health insurance continuation coverage
Health insurance portability and privacy
Safety and health
Workplace violence
Workers compensation
Public employers
Noncompete agreements and trade secrets
Celebrating in the workplace
Employment practices liability insurance
Federal contractors and affirmative action
Preemployment testing
Policy manuals and employee handbooks
Affirmative action
Employment litigation
Union organizing activity
Social media
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
Communicable Diseases Policy
Shutdown Policy
Stay Home From Work Poster
Wash Your Hands Poster
FFCRA Leave Policy
FFCRA Poster
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (FMLA)
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)
Personal Use of Technology Policy
Political Speech Policy
Distribution Policy
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
Form I-9-paper-version (2020)
03 - Application for Employment - Option 2
Application for At-Will Employment (Option 1)
Application for At-Will Employment (Option 2)
Application for At-Will Employment (Option 3)
Application for At-Will Employment (Option 4)
Employee Emergency Contact Form
Employment Interview Form (Option 1)
Employment Interview Form (Option 2)
Interview Checklist
Invitation to Self-Identify
Job Description Form
Payroll Direct Deposit Form
Supplemental Form - Driving History
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability
Adverse Employment Action Letter (Option 1)
Adverse Employment Action Letter (Option 2)
Background Research Release
Consumer Report Disclosure and Authorization Form
Educational Reference
Employee's Former Employer Contact Release
Employment Reference
FCRA Disclosure (For Checks Involving Personal Interviews)
FCRA Disclosure (For Checks Not Involving Personal Interviews)
Model FCRA Pre-Use Letter
Reference Inquiry
Reference Release Form
Summary of Your Rights Under the FCRA
Acknowledgment of Receipt of Handbook Policy
AIDS Policy
Anti-Bullying Policy
Anti-Harassment Policy
Appropriate Use of Technology Policy
Attendance Policy (Option 1)
Attendance Policy (Option 2)
Bereavement Leave Policy
Birthdays Policy
Breakroom Policy
Compensation Review Policy
Complaint Policy
Complaint Procedure Policy (Option 1)
Complaint Procedure Policy (Option 2)
Confidential Information Policy
Confidentiality Policy (Option 1)
Confidentiality Policy (Option 2)
Conflicts of Interests Policy
Continuing Education Policy
Dress Code Policy
Drug-Free Workplace (Government Contractors)
Electronic Device-Driving Policy
Email Policy
Employee Acknowledgment and Consent (Technology Use)
Employee Suggestions Policy
Employment of Relatives Policy
Employment Status Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Examination of Records Policy
Family and Medical Leave Policy
Family and Medical Leave Policy (for Employers not Covered by the FMLA)
General Rules and Regulations Policy
Holiday Policy
Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)
Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)
Information Security Policy
Injury Prevention Program
Inspection of Property Policy
Internships Policy
Introduction to Handbook Policy
Jury Duty Policy
Layoff Policy
Long-term Disability Plan Policy
Love Contract Policy
Message and Document Creation and Retention Policy
Military Leave Policy
Monitoring Policy (Non-Routine Monitoring)
Monitoring Policy (Routine Monitoring)
Natural Disaster Policy
Nebraska Adoptive Parent Leave Policy
Non-Fraternization Policy
Nursing Mothers' Policy
Orientation Policy
Overtime Policy
Ownership of Information, Data, and Software Policy
Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
Payroll Advances Policy
Performance Review Policy
Personal Conduct Policy
Personal Days Policy
Personal Leaves of Absence Policy
Personal Use of Company Property Policy
Personal Use of Technology Policy
Political Speech Policy
Promotions and Transfers Policy
Reference Request Policy
Relationship Notice Policy
Remote Access Policy
Retirement and 401(k) Policy
Safety and Health Hazard Reporting Procedures (Option 1)
Safety and Health Hazard Reporting Procedures (Option 2)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 1)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 2)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 3)
Short-term Disability Plan Policy
Sick Days Policy
Smoking Policy
Social Networking Policy
Solicitation-Distribution Policy
Substance Abuse Policy
Telephone Usage Policy
Termination Policy
Timekeeping Requirements Policy
Union-Free Policy
Vacation Policy
Voicemail Policy
Voting Leave Policy
Weapons Policy
Weather-Business Closing Policy
Workers' Compensation Insurance Policy
Workplace Violence Policy
Workplace Violence Prevention Policy
Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Option 1)
Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Option 2)
Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Option 3)
Reasonable Accommodation Request Form (Option 4)
Response to Request for Accommodation
Managers Performance Appraisal
Performance Appraisal
Performance Appraisal Summary
Performance Evaluation
Self-Peer Performance Evaluation Form
Telecommuting agreement
Telecommuting checklist
Telecommuting policy
Discipline Documentation Form
Sample First-Step Warning
Sample Second-Step Warning
Sample Third-Step Warning
COBRA Termination Report
Employee Exit Interview Form
Employee's Application for Continuation of Coverage Under COBRA
Employee Separation Clearance Checklist
Exit Checklist
Exit Interview Form
Separation Summary Form
Beneficiary Designation Form
Designation of Beneficiary
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
Physician's Release to Return to Work
Physician's Statement Regarding Leave
Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)
Request Form for FMLA Leave
Request Form for Non-FMLA Leave
Request for Military 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 and Illness of a Veteran for Military Caregiver Leave
Sample Notice Letter for Death of a Covered Employee
Sample Notice Letter for Terminated Employees
Certificate of Group Health Plan Coverage
Statement of HIPAA Portability Rights
Sample Employee Security Survey
Sample Incident Report Form
Workplace Violence Prevention Program Form
First Report Form
Employment Confidentiality Agreement
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


Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry employment law

Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry

This resource will assist you in operating your business more efficiently by avoiding the hidden pitfalls in Human Resources law.

We consider this a “must-have” manual. It covers more than thirty primary topics directly related to the employment process – from job descriptions to job termination and beyond. Moreover, it...

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Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson & Endacott, LLP employment law

Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson & Endacott, LLP

Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson & Endacott, L.L.P., is a legal services firm with extensive experience in employment-related matters. Its employment practice ranges from day-to-day problem solving for its clients to major litigation. The firm addresses a broad range of employment-related issues that clients are likely to encounter, including employment discrimination, employee...

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