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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 New York Plus is available. For years, the Business Council of New York State, Inc HR Library has helped employers and HR personnel find answers quickly. The New York 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 New York 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 $386.00
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • New York Human Resources Manual
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

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

    Testimonials

    Working in a smaller company, we do not have a separate HR department so the duties fall to me, the senior accountant. Since this is not my area of expertise, your publications are an invaluable resource providing me with up-to-date information on current HR laws and regulations. Providing sample policies and insight into current issues facing companies such as social networking are the tools I need to make sure my company is in compliance and up to date.

    Emily L. Wood, Senior Accountant/HR/IT, Temple B'rith Kodesh, Rochester, New York


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    Don Alexander, CEO, Jefferson County Local Development Corporation, New York


    hrsimple.com 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. 

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    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 575 attorneys in 23 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.

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    Business Council of New York State, Inc

    The Business Council of New York State, Inc. is the leading business organization in New York, representing the interests of large and small firms throughout the state.  Its membership is made up of thousands of member companies, as well as local chambers of commerce and professional and trade associations.

    The primary function of the organization is to serve as an advocate for employers in the state political and policy-making arena, working for ahealthier business climate, economic growth, and jobs.

    The Business Council has partnered with American Chamber of Commerce Resources, LLC to assist New York employers to act in accordance with NewYork’s state employment laws.  This manual was developed by employment law experts and will assist you in accessing answers to key questions you may have on a day-to-day basis.  The reference guide will help you quickly find pertinent information on a number of subjects including:


    Topics covered

    New York Human Resources Manual

    About the Firm

    About the Authors

    Editor’s foreword

    Features of the HR Library

    1. Snapshot – An HR audit

    2. Compliance thresholds

    3. Recruiting and hiring

    4. Background checks

    5. Immigration

    6. Employee handbooks

    7. Trade secrets and non-compete agreements

    8. Wages and hours

    9. Child labor

    10. Performance evaluations

    11. Independent contractors

    12. Federal contractors

    13. Privacy and technology in the workplace

    14. Social media

    15. Politics in the workplace

    16. Discrimination

    17. Workplace investigations

    18. Disabilities

    19. Employee discipline

    20. Termination

    21. Plant closings and mass layoffs

    22. Family and medical leave

    23. Military leave

    24. Safety in the workplace

    25. Benefits

    26. Workers’ compensation and disability benefits

    27. Unemployment insurance

    28. Health care continuation

    29. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

    30. Disaster planning

    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

    Form I-9

    Form I-9 Instructions

    Article 23-A

    A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

    Fair Credit Reporting Act Certification of Compliance

    Fair Credit Reporting Act Employee Disclosure and Authorization

    Fair Credit Reporting Act Job Applicant Disclosure and Authorization

    Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice of Adverse Action

    Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice of Intended Adverse Action

    LS 54 Notice for hourly rate employees

    LS 55 Notice for multiple hourly rate employees

    LS 56 Notice for employees paid a weekly rate for salar

    LS 57 Notice for employees paid a salary for varying hours

    LS 58 Notice for prevailing rate and other jobs

    LS 59 Notice for exempt employees

    Salary Basis Policy

    Employee Exit Checklist

    Sample Notice of Special Enrollment Rights