Ohio Human Resources Library

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Kastner Westman & Wilkins

Ohio Human Resources Library

In-depth HR guides to Ohio and federal employment law, delivered in one soft-cover book and online with form and policy templates. Includes what to do and how to do it for everything from pre-hire through post-termination. These publications are prepared exclusively for Ohio employers and made available in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the Ohio business community.


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 Ohio 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 publication 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
  • Ohio required postings
  • Personnel Records and Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Employee Benefits
  • Arizona specific Termination of Employment
  • New Hire Reporting Form
  • Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest
  • Ohio leave requirements, including statewide mandatory sick leave law, domestic violence leave, Ohio military family leave
  • Ohio privacy laws
  • (OWBPA) The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
  • Family medical leave

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 Ohio 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.

Features of the HR Library
About the firm
Temporary leased and franchise employees
Workplace harassment
Military leave
Other types of leave
Personnel files
Politics in the workplace
Celebrations in the workplace
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Plant closings and mass layoffs
Pandemic outbreaks
Employee handbooks
Performance evaluations
Independent contractors
Employment of minors
Wages and hours
Family and medical leave
Snapshot An HR audit
Background checks
Compliance thresholds
Recruiting and hiring
Health insurance reform
Appendix B Posting requirements
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
Restrictive covenants and trade secrets
Disabilities and reasonable accommodations
Drugs and alcohol
Workplace investigations
Workers compensation
Health insurance continuation coverage
Unemployment compensation
Privacy rights
Health insurance portability and privacy
Social media
Safety and health
Federal contractors and affirmative action
About the authors
Telecommuting agreement
Telecommuting checklist
Telecommuting policy
An Open Letter to All Employees
Harassment Training Acknowledgement Form
FFCRA Leave Policy
FFCRA Poster
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (FMLA)
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)
Model WARN Notices
Communicable Diseases Policy
Shutdown Policy
Stay Home From Work Poster
Wash Your Hands Poster
Model Confidentiality Policy
Model Employee Acknowledgment
Model Employee Conduct & Discipline
Model Employment At Will Policy
Model Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Policy
Model Harassment Free Policy
Model HIV and AIDS Policy
Model Management Rights Policy
Model Open Door Policy
Model Smoking Policy
Model Last Chance Letter (Conduct)
Model Last Chance Letter (Performance)
Model Memorandum of Counseling
Model Performance Appraisal Plan
Model Performance Evaluation
Model Performance Evaluation Plan
State of Ohio - Minor Labor Laws Poster
Employee Status and Classification Language
Hours of Work Policy
Overtime Policy
Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers
Salary Basis Policy
Model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Policy
Model Physician's statement concerning leave
Model Religious Observances Accommodation Policy
Model Unpaid Leaves of Absence Policy (For Employers not Covered by the FMLA)
Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice
Sample Pre-Adverse Action Disclosure
Application for Employment
Form W-4 (2020)
Model Offer Letter
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
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
Federal Posting Requirements Checklist
Model Reasonable Accommodations Policy
Model Substance Abuse Policy
Harassment-Free Work Environment Sample Policy
AIDS Policy
Religious Observance Accommodation Policy
Sample General Standards of Employee Conduct and Disciplinary Action Policy
Sample Harassment Training Acknowledgment Form
Counseling Notice.docx
Model Attendance and Punctuality Policy
Exit Interview Form
Model Separation Checklist
Sample Transfer or Separation from Employment Policy
Separation Agreement and Release - for Employees Under Age 40
Separation Agreement and Release (Over 40)
Acknowledgment Form for All Employees Regarding Email Monitoring
Acknowledgment of Receipt and Understanding
Internet Acceptable Use Policy
Model Employee Use of Company Equipment and Resources Policy
Model Blog Policy
Model Social Networking Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity - It's the Law Poster
Know Your Rights - Ohio Fair Employment Practices Poster


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Kastner Westman & Wilkins

Kastner Westman & Wilkins LLC is a labor and employment law firm representing management in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Six founding partners who had practiced together for many years formed the firm of Kastner Westman & Wilkins in January 2000.

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