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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.

New Jersey Plus was created in collaboration with Cozen O'Connor, and authored by Jeffrey Pasek.


Testimonials

Your books and newsletters have helped me to run our company more efficiently. Our 150 employees and I appreciate your guidance by keeping us on the right track.

Gary Albright, President/CEO, Becker Tire & Treading Inc., Kansas, Great Bend


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John A. Challenger, Chief Executive Officer, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., Chicago, Illinois


About the law firm

Cozen O'Connor

A first generation firm established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor is a nationally recognized law firm with approximately 750 attorneys in 29 offices in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. Ranked among the top law firms in the United States, Cozen O’Connor has gained a national reputation for quality representation of clients in business and litigation matters. Our attorneys handle the most challenging matters for a diverse roster of clients that spans virtually every industry. In an industry built on talk,...read more

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce

Since 1911, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce has been working with and supporting the business environment in New Jersey and is proud to present this updated HR publication to assist you in your daily work. We hope it will help you operate your business more efficiently and avoid the hidden pitfalls that lurk among the maze known as HR.

Targeted, timely and comprehensive, this manual is considered the cornerstone guide of any compliance library. It covers more than 30 primary topics directly related to the employment process, from job descriptions through termination and beyond. Each includes practical advice on what should be done, solid advice on how to do it and a complete explanation of why it is important.

This series was not written as a response to employee-related problems, but to help you avoid them. The guidelines and checklists will make that easier and the examples, FAQs and... learn more


Topics covered

New Jersey Human Resources Manual

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: Immigration

Chapter 06: Policies and procedures manuals

Chapter 07: Noncompete agreements and trade secrets

Chapter 08: Wages and hours

Chapter 09: Child labor

Chapter 10: Performance evaluations

Chapter 11: Independent contractors

Chapter 12: Government contractors

Chapter 13: Privacy rights

Chapter 14: Social media

Chapter 15: Discrimination

Chapter 16: Workplace investigations

Chapter 17: Disabilities and reasonable accommodation

Chapter 18: Discipline

Chapter 19: Termination

Chapter 20: Plant closings and mass layoffs

Chapter 21: Family and medical leave

Chapter 22: Military Leave

Chapter 23: Safety and health

Chapter 24: Benefits

Chapter 25: Workers' compensation

Chapter 26: Unemployment insurance

Chapter 27: Health insurance continuation coverage

Chapter 28: Health insurance portability and privacy

Chapter 29: Disaster planning

Chapter 30: Telecommuting

Chapter 31: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Chapter 32: Pandemic outbreaks

Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

Appendix B: Posting requirements

Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide

Squire Patton Boggs

About the authors

Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR audit

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

Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers

About FordHarrison LLP

About the Editors

Editor's Foreward

Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR audit

Chapter 02: Pre-employment issues

Chapter 03: Pre-employment testing

Chapter 04: Interviews

Chapter 05: Background checks

Chapter 06: The employment relationship

Chapter 07: New hire reporting

Chapter 08: Policy manuals and employee handbooks

Chapter 09: Personnel files

Chapter 10: Employment contracts

Chapter 11: Noncompete 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

Forms and Policies

SPB-2019-Minimum-Wage-Chart-12-2-19.pdf

Form I-9 (2020)

Form I-9 Instructions (2020)

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

Certification of Compliance

Employee Disclosure and Authorization

Job Applicant Disclosure and Authorization

Notice of Adverse Action

Notice of Intended Adverse Action

Form I-9 (2020)

Form I-9 Instructions (2020)

NJ DOL Shedule of Minor Hours

Employee Exit Checklist.docx

Designation Notice - WH 382

Notice of Eligibility - WH-381

Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave - WH-384

Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran - WH-385V

Serious Injury or Illness of Current Servicemember - WH385

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Certificate of Group Health Insurance Coverage

Sample Notice of Special Enrollment Rights

Telecommuting agreement

Telecommuting checklist

Telecommuting policy

FFCRA Leave Policy

FFCRA Poster

FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (FMLA)

FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)

Communicable Diseases Policy

Shutdown Policy

Stay Home From Work Poster

Wash Your Hands Poster

Company Use Job Description

Sample Job Questionairre