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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 Nebraska Plus is available. For years, the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry HR Library has helped employers and HR personnel find answers quickly. The Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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 $387.00
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • Nebraska Human Resources Manual
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

    Nebraska Plus was created in collaboration with Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson & Endacott, LLP , and authored by Carly Bahramzad, Jeanelle R. Lust


    These documents are low-cost essentials for almost every business in Nebraska. Members of our chamber value the HR manuals since federal and state employment laws are ever-changing.

    Barry Kennedy, President, The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lincoln, Nebraska

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    About the law firm

    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 injury and disability, wage and hour compliance, handbook policies and procedures, non-solicitation agreements, and many more. The firm complements this employment expertise with experience in the areas...read more

    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 contains practical advice on what should be done, how to do it, and why it is important.

    This updated and revised edition of the Nebraska Human Resources Library was not written as a response to employee-related problems, but to help you avoid them. The guidelines and checklists will make your life easier. The examples, FAQs and step-by-step instructions will ensure your business is on solid ground.

    This manual is part of a series of resources prepared exclusively for Nebraska employers. It is made available by the State Chamber in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members... learn more

    Topics covered

    Nebraska Human Resources Manual

    About the firm

    About the authors


    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 01: Snapshot – An HR audit

    Chapter 02: Compliance thresholds

    Chapter 03: Recruiting and hiring

    Chapter 04: Background checks

    Chapter 05: Employee handbooks

    Chapter 06: Noncompete agreements and trade secrets

    Chapter 07: Wages and hours

    Chapter 08: Child labor

    Chapter 09: Internships

    Chapter 10: Immigration

    Chapter 11: Telecommuting

    Chapter 12: Orientation, probationary periods and training

    Chapter 13: Training supervisors

    Chapter 14: Performance evaluations

    Chapter 15: Independent contractors

    Chapter 16: Privacy and technology in the workplace

    Chapter 17: Working with the Internet

    Chapter 18: Discrimination

    Chapter 19: Workplace investigations

    Chapter 20: Disabilities and reasonable accommodation

    Chapter 21: Genetic information

    Chapter 22: Employee discipline

    Chapter 23: Termination

    Chapter 24: Plant closings and mass layoffs

    Chapter 25: Family and medical leave

    Chapter 26: Military leave

    Chapter 27: Workplace safety and health

    Chapter 28: Smoking in the workplace

    Chapter 29: Workplace violence

    Chapter 30: Celebrating in the workplace

    Chapter 31: Relationships in the workplace

    Chapter 32: Benefits

    Chapter 33: Healthcare reform

    Chapter 34: Workers' compensation

    Chapter 35: Unemployment insurance

    Chapter 36: Healthcare continuation

    Chapter 37: Health insurance portability

    Chapter 38: Public employers

    Chapter 39: Employment practices liability insurance

    Chapter 40: Federal contractors and affirmative action

    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

    Forms and Policies

    Company Use Job Description

    Sample Job Questionairre

    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

    Employment Confidentiality Agreement

    Employer-Telecommuter Written Agreement Checklist

    Managers Performance Appraisal

    Performance Appraisal

    Performance Appraisal Summary

    Performance Evaluation

    Self-Peer Performance Evaluation Form

    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

    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

    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 Employee Security Survey

    Sample Incident Report Form

    Workplace Violence Prevention Program Form

    Beneficiary Designation Form

    Designation of Beneficiary

    First Report Form

    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