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New Jersey Plus

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

  • Hardcopy Manuals: Because sometimes it just feels better to hold a book in your hands, and flip right to the page you need
  • 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
  • SHRM and HRCI certified webinars: free monthly access – $120 value – each webinar is worth 1 SHRM credit and 1 HRCI credit
  • Customer Service: if you still can't find the answer you're looking for, our friendly customer service representatives can point you in the right direction.

The New Jersey 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
  • Managing employee relationships
  • 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
  • Knowing what questions you can and can't ask
  • Understanding sensitive topics and questions
  • Confidently writing a harassment policy
  • Legally performing drug and alcohol tests
  • Handling workplace violence before, during, or after it happens
  • Reinstating a veteran after military leave
  • Creating and managing email, Internet and other communications policy
  • Obtaining authorization from employees before generating consumer reports

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:

  • Crafting a task-focused job advertisement
  • Handling applications
  • ADA concerns like reasonable accommodation
  • Separation of medical paperwork
  • Performance appraisals and progressive discipline

The Wages and Hours— An Employer's Guide focuses on all of these wage-related issues, providing 20 chapters and 2 appendices, covering topics such as: 

  • Commonly asked questions and answers
  • Defining "hours worked"
  • Rest and meal periods
  • Computation of overtime compensation
  • Exemptions from overtime

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 New Jersey 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.

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
Recordkeeping requirements
Employment of minors
Payment of wages
About the authors
Where to go for more information
Snapshot An HR audit
Posting requirements
Workers not covered by federal law
Squire Patton Boggs
Pandemic outbreaks
Temporary and leased employees
Workplace harassment
Health insurance reform
Other types of leave
Plant closings and mass layoffs
Snapshot An HR Audit
Military leave
Health insurance continuation coverage
Privacy rights
Disaster planning
Recruiting and hiring
Wages and hours
Features of the HR Library
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
Appendix B Posting requirements
Compliance thresholds
Background checks
Independent contractors
Disabilities and reasonable accommodations
Family and medical leave
Performance evaluations
Workplace investigations
Unemployment insurance
Health insurance portability and privacy
Social media
Safety and health
Workers compensation
Noncompete agreements and trade secrets
Policies and procedures manuals
Child labor
Government contractors and affirmative action
Preemployment testing
Policy manuals and employee handbooks
Personnel files
Affirmative action
Employment litigation
Union organizing activity
Appendix A Federal recordkeeping requirements
The employment relationship
Preemployment issues
New hire reporting
Editors Foreward
Employment contracts
About FordHarrison LLP
About the Editors
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
Telecommuting agreement
Telecommuting checklist
Telecommuting policy
Communicable Diseases Policy
Shutdown Policy
Stay Home From Work Poster
Wash Your Hands Poster
Intern Policy (Option 1)
Intern Policy (Option 2)
Anti-Harassment Policy
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
FFCRA Leave Policy
FFCRA Poster
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (FMLA)
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)
Model Notice to Affected Employees
Model Notice to Bargaining Representative
Model Notice to Government Officials
Discipline Documentation Form
Progressive Discipline Policy
Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice
Model COBRA Continuation Coverage General Notice
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)
Employment Interview Analysis
Employment Reference
Interview Checklist
Interviewer Evaluation
Interview Guidelines
Interviewing Form
Job Description Form
Offer Letter
Questions for Applicant
Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)
Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)
Nursing Mother Policy
Overtime Policy
Payroll Advance Policy
Payroll Direct Deposit Form
Salary basis policy
Timekeeping Policy
A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
Certification of Compliance
Employee Disclosure and Authorization
Fair Credit Reporting Act Consent
Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice
Fair Credit Reporting Act Step-by-Step Guide
Fair Credit Reporting Act Warning Memo to Employees
Job Applicant Disclosure and Authorization
Notice of Adverse Action
Notice of Intended Adverse Action
Reference Inquiry
Reference Release Form
Designation Notice - WH 382
Family Leave Benefit Policy
Notice of Eligibility - WH-381
Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave - WH-384
Request Form for FMLA Leave
Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran - WH-385V
Serious Injury or Illness of Current Servicemember - WH385
Exempt Performance Appraisal
Performance Appraisal
Performance Appraisal Summary
Performance Improvement Plan
Self Peer Evaluation Form
Employee Exit Checklist
Employee Exit Interview (Option 1).docx
Employee Exit Interview (Option 2)
Separation Summary
Termination Policy
E-mail Policy
Information Security Policy
Monitoring Provision (Routine Monitoring
Monitoring Provisions (No Routine Monitoring)
Ownership of Information, Data and Software Policy
Appropriate Use Policy
Communications Systems Policy
Personal Device Policy
Personal Use Policy
Remote Access Policy
Social Media Policy
Social Networking Policy
Accommodation Request
Acknowledgment of Receipt of Handbook
Anti-Bullying Policy
Attendance and Punctuality Policy
Bereavement Leave Policy
Cellphone Policy (Option 1)
Cellphone Policy (Option 2)
Complaint Policy (Option 1)
Complaint Policy (Option 2)
Confidentiality Policy.docx
Drug Free Workplace Policy
Employee Classification Policy
Employee Suggestions Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Examination of Records Policy
Family and Medical Leave Act Policy
Holiday Policy
Introduction to Handbook
Jury Duty Policy
Layoff and Recall Policy
Listening to Music Policy
Military Leave Policy
No Harassment Policy
Non-FMLA Leave Policy
Non-fraternization Policy
No Solicitation - Distribution Policy.docx
Paid Time Off Policy
Personal Conduct Policy
Personal Days Policy
Safety and Health Policy (Option 1)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 2)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 3)
Sick Days Policy
Smoke-Free Workplace Policy
Telephone Usage Policy
Timekeeping Policy
Vacation Pay Policy
NJ DOL Shedule of Minor Hours
Self identification form
Self identify race
Company Use Job Description
Sample Job Questionairre


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