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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 Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro 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 7 products for $587.00
  • An Employer’s Guide to FMLA and ADA
  • Employee Benefits – An Employer's Guide
  • Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • New York Human Resources Manual
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

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

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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

    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

    An Employer’s Guide to FMLA and ADA

    About FordHarrison LLP

    About the Author

    Introduction

    Snapshot - An HR Audit

    Chapter 1: The Family and Medical Leave Act

    Chapter 2: Key Definitions

    Chapter 3: Employer Coverage and Employee Eligibility

    Chapter 4: Reasons for Leave

    Chapter 5: Serious Health Conditions

    Chapter 6: Military Leave Under the FMLA

    Chapter 7: Length of Leave

    Chapter 8: Notice and Documentation - Employee Obligations and Employer Challenges

    Chapter 9: Certifications Necessary for Leave

    Chapter 10: Employer Notice and Documentation Requirements

    Chapter 11: Employee Rights Under the FMLA

    Chapter 12: Enforcement of the FMLA

    Chapter 13: Amendments and Proposals

    Chapter 14: Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Chapter 15: The ADA Amendments Act

    Chapter 16: Employers Covered

    Chapter 17: "Disability" in Detail

    Chapter 18: Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

    Chapter 19: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act

    Chapter 20: How the ADA Impacts Your Business

    Chapter 21: Enforcement of the ADA

    Appendix A: Leave and Other State Laws

    Employee Benefits – An Employer's Guide

    About Ogletree Deakins

    About the Authors

    Preface

    Chapter 1: Employee Benefits Law

    Chapter 2: Life Insurance

    Chapter 3: Health Benefit Plans

    Chapter 4: Regulation of Group Health Plans

    Chapter 5: Healthcare Reform

    Chapter 6: Disability Plans

    Chapter 7: Severance Plans

    Chapter 8: Cafeteria Plans

    Chapter 9: Retirement Plans

    Chapter 10: Additional 401(k) Qualification Requirements

    Chapter 11: Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans

    Chapter 12: Employee Communication Under ERISA

    Chapter 13: Fiduciary Duties Under ERISA

    Chapter 14: Other Fringe Benefits

    Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify

    About the Cavanagh Law Firm PA

    About the Editors

    Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR audit

    Chapter 02: Immigration and employment

    Chapter 03: Immigration visas

    Chapter 04: Form I-9

    Chapter 05: Tips to complete the Form I-9

    Chapter 06: Conducting internal audits

    Chapter 07: Expired documents and the I-9 form

    Chapter08: Anti-discrimination

    Chapter 09: Electronic completion and storage of Form I-9

    Chapter 10: No-match letter and wage reporting compliance

    Chapter 11: Additional Social Security number verification services

    Chapter 12: Investigations

    Chapter 13: IMAGE program

    Chapter 14: Responding to visits and calls regarding immigration

    Chapter 15: E-Verify

    Chapter 16: E-Verify regulations for federal contractors and subcontractors

    Chapter 17: Helpful steps to comply with E-Verify requirements

    Chapter 18: Criminal enforcement and I-9 audits

    Appendix A: Sample memorandum

    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

    Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual

    About Fisher Phillips LLP

    About the Author

    Chapter 1: Snapshot - An HR Audit

    Chapter 2: Introduction

    Chapter 3: Duties and Responsibilities

    Chapter 4: Employer's General Duty

    Chapter 5: Recordkeeping Requirements

    Chapter 6: Safety Incentive Programs

    Chapter 7: Significant Standards

    Chapter 8: Inspections

    Chapter 9: Citations and Penalties

    Chapter 10: Settling Citations

    Chapter 11: Procedural and Affirmative Defenses

    Chapter 12: Criminal Penalties

    Chapter 13: Developing a Comprehensive Health and Safety Program

    Chapter 14: Whistleblower Protection

    Chapter 15: Emergency Response and Preparedness

    Appendix A: Required Postings

    Appendix B: Forms for Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

    Appendix C: Partially Exempt Industries from OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

    Appendix D: Safety Checklist

    Appendix E: State Plan Review Commissions/Boards

    Appendix F: State Plan Notice of Contest Timeline

    Appendix G: Emergency Action Plan Checklist

    Appendix H: Safety Strategies

    Appendix I: Model Written Lockout/Tagout Program

    Appendix J: National, Regional, Local and Special Emphasis Inspection Programs

    Appendix K: OSHA Injury and Illness Recordability Worksheet

    Appendix L: Handling Violence in the Workplace

    Appendix M: OSHA Increases Focus on Safety for Temporary Employees

    Appendix N: OSHA Fact Sheet

    Forms and Policies

    WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition

    WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member's Serious Health Condition

    WH-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency

    WH-385 Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Current Servicemember

    The Family and Medical Leave Act Poster (English)

    The Family and Medical Leave Act Poster (Spanish)

    WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities

    WH-382 Designation Notice

    I-9 Form (2017 - 2019)

    I-9 Form Instructions (2017 - 2019)

    Immigration Compliance and Acknowledgment Form

    I-9 Form (2017 -2019)

    I-9 Form Instructions (2017 - 2019)

    No-Match Checklist

    Company Use Job Description

    Sample Job Questionairre

    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

    OSHA Poster - Job Safety, It's the Law

    OSHA Form 300A - Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

    OSHA Form 300 - Forms for Recording Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

    Model Written Lockout-Tag Out Program