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New York Prime

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 Prime 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 Prime 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 Prime 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 webinars worth credit towards SHRM-CP/SCP and HRCI certifications.

Includes 1 product for $248.00
  • New York Human Resources Manual
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

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


    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

    Here’s a ‘tip of the hat’ to Reminds me of the old ink blotter…you may not need it until you spill something. It’s value, however, is avoiding the spill in the first place.

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

    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. 

    Dena Smith, Heartland EMS, Inc. 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

    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

    Chapter 01: Snapshot – An HR audit

    Chapter 02: Compliance thresholds

    Chapter 03: Recruiting and hiring

    Chapter 04: Background checks

    Chapter 05: Immigration

    Chapter 06: Employee handbooks

    Chapter 07: Trade secrets and non-compete agreements

    Chapter 08: Wages and hours

    Chapter 09: Child labor

    Chapter 10 Performance evaluations

    Chapter 11: Independent contractors

    Chapter 12: Federal contractors

    Chapter 13: Privacy rights

    Chapter 14: Social media

    Chapter 15: Politics in the workplace

    Chapter 16: Discrimination

    Chapter 17: Workplace investigations

    Chapter 18: Disabilities and reasonable accommodation

    Chapter 19: Employee discipline

    Chapter 20: Termination

    Chapter 21: Plant closings and mass layoffs

    Chapter 22: Family and medical leave

    Chapter 23: Military leave

    Chapter 24: Safety and health

    Chapter 25: Benefits

    Chapter 26: Workers' compensation

    Chapter 27: Unemployment insurance

    Chapter 28: Health insurance continuation coverage

    Chapter 29: Health insurance portability and privacy

    Chapter 30: Disaster planning

    Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

    Appendix B: Posting requirements

    Forms and Policies

    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

    Form I-9 Instructions

    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

    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

    Performance Appraisal

    Performance Evaluation

    Performance Review Policy

    Promotion and Transfer Policy

    Drug Free Workplace for Government Contractors Policy

    Email Policy

    Social Networking Policy

    Solicitation/Distribution Policy

    Non-fraternization Policy

    Relationships in the Workplace Policy

    AIDS Policy

    Employee Exit Checklist

    Employee Exit Interview

    Termination Policy

    Accommodation Request

    Certification for Serious Injury of Illness of a Veteran - Form WH-385V

    Certification of Healthcare Provider (Employee) - Form WH-380-E

    Certification of Healthcare Provider (Family Member) - Form WH-380-F

    Certification of Qualifying Exigency - WH-384

    Designation Notice - Form WH-382

    Employee Reasonable Accommodation Request

    Notice of Eligibility and Rights and Responsibilities - Form WH-381

    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

    Smoke-Free Workplace Policy

    Workplace Violence Policy

    Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice

    Model COBRA Continuation Coverage General Notice

    Notice of Special Enrollment Rights