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New York Plus

In-depth HR guides to New York 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 York employers and made available by the Business Council of New York State in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the New York 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 York 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 York 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
Other types of leave
Personnel files
Whistleblower protections
Health insurance reform
Workplace violence
Celebrations in the workplace
Protecting electronic information
Temporary and leased employees
Pandemic outbreaks
Workplace harassment
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
About the Firm
Politics in the workplace
Workplace investigations
Workers compensation and disability benefits
About the Authors
Family and medical leave
Wages and hours
Military leave
Plant closings and mass layoffs
Unemployment insurance
Recruiting and hiring
Background checks
Trade secrets and noncompete agreements
Policies and procedures manuals
Independent contractors
Disabilities and reasonable accommodation
Privacy rights
Social media
Disaster planning
Features of the HR Library
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
Appendix B Posting requirements
Health insurance continuation coverage
Safety and health
Child labor
Federal contractors and affirmative action
Editors foreword
Performance evaluations
Compliance thresholds
Health insurance portability and privacy
Preemployment testing
Policy manuals and employee handbooks
Noncompete agreements and trade secrets
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
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
Workplace Violence Policy
Telecommuting agreement
Telecommuting checklist
Telecommuting policy
Communicable Diseases Policy
Shutdown Policy
Stay Home From Work Poster
Wash Your Hands Poster
Non-fraternization Policy
Relationships in the Workplace Policy
FFCRA Leave Policy
FFCRA Poster
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (FMLA)
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)
Distribution Policy
Accommodation Request
Employee Reasonable Accommodation Request
Paid Family Leave Benefit Law Participation Policy for Employers Also Under FMLA
Paid Family Leave Benefit Law Participation Policy for Employers Not Under FMLA
Request Form for FMLA Leave
Request for Reasonable Accommodation
WH-380-E Certification of Healthcare Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition
WH-380-F Certification of Healthcare Provider for Family Members' Serious Health Condition
WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights and Responsibilities
WH-382 Designation Notice
WH-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency
WH-385V - Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran
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
Nursing Mother Policy
Salary Basis Policy
Travel Time Policy
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
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
Interview Checklist
Interviewer Evaluation
Interviewing Form
Invitation to Self Identify
Job Description Form
Questions for Applicant
Article 23-A
A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
Educational Reference
Employment Reference
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
Reference Inquiry
Reference Release Form
Acknowledgment of Receipt of Handbook
Anti-Bullying Policy
Confidentiality Policy
Dress Code Policy
Drug Free Workplace Policy
EEO Policy for Federal Contractors
Emergency Contact Form
Employment Status Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Family and Medical Leave Act Policy
Introduction to Handbook
No Fault Attendance Policy (Option 1)
No Fault Attendance Policy (Option 2)
No Harassment Policy
Overtime Policy
Sexual Harassment Policy
Vacation Pay Policy
Non-fraternization Policy
Relationships in the Workplace Policy
AIDS Policy
Email Policy
Social Networking Policy
Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice
Model COBRA Continuation Coverage General Notice
Smoke-Free Workplace Policy
Workplace Violence Policy
Drug Free Workplace for Government Contractors Policy
Performance Appraisal
Performance Evaluation
Performance Review Policy
Promotion and Transfer Policy
Employee Exit Checklist
Employee Exit Interview
Termination Policy
Notice of Special Enrollment Rights
Company Use Job Description
Sample Job Questionairre


Business Council of New York State, Inc employment law

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.


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Bond, Schoeneck & King employment law

Bond, Schoeneck & King

Bond is a long established (1897) full-service law firm counseling companies, not-for-profits and public sector entities in a wide spectrum of practice areas, including labor and employment which was established in 1935 with passage of the National Labor Relations Act. With 250 lawyers, and offices across New...

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Squire Patton Boggs employment law

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs combines sound legal counsel with a deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges. We care about the quality of our services, the success of our clients and the relationships that are forged through those successes. With approximately 1,500 lawyers in 44...

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