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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 Ohio Plus is available. For years, the American Chamber of Commerce Resources HR Library has helped employers and HR personnel find answers quickly. The Ohio 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 Ohio 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 webinars worth credit towards SHRM-CP/SCP and HRCI certifications.

Includes 3 products for $387.00
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • Ohio Human Resources Manual
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

    Ohio Plus was created in collaboration with Kastner Westman & Wilkins , and authored by Amanda S. Smith, Karly B. Johnson, Kenneth M. Haneline, Thomas Evan Green


    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

    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.

    Since our founding, we have added attorneys and key professionals to our staff in order to provide our clients with sound, comprehensive legal advice on the full range of labor and employment issues. Our more

    American Chamber of Commerce Resources

    For more than 25 years, ACCR has worked with State Chambers of Commerce and Associations of Business and Industry across the country. Our goal is to provide employers and HR professionals with the resources they need to stay in compliance with the rapidly changing world of employment laws and regulations. Our manuals tell you:

    • what to do
    • how to do it
    • and a little bit of why.

    No legalese, no endless strings of case citations…our guidebooks simply get you the answers you need, so that you can get back to business.

    If seeing is believing, come explore our Publications section and READ A CHAPTER from a book written specifically for your state.


    In the early 1980’s, Dick Apland, the godfather of ACCR, worked for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. He found the Chamber struggling as they attempted to sustain themselves on member dues alone. He then... learn more

    Topics covered

    Ohio Human Resources Manual

    About the Firm

    About the Authors

    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 01: Snapshot

    Chapter 02: Compliance thresholds

    Chapter 03: Recruiting and hiring

    Chapter 04: Job descriptions

    Chapter 05: Immigration

    Chapter 06: Background checks

    Chapter 07: Affirmative action

    Chapter 08: Employee handbooks

    Chapter 09: Employee performance evaluations

    Chapter 10: Independent contractors

    Chapter 11: Federal contractors

    Chapter 12: Wages and hours

    Chapter 13: Employment of minors

    Chapter 14: Employee leaves

    Chapter 15: Pandemic outbreaks

    Chapter 16: Discrimination

    Chapter 17: Disability discrimination

    Chapter 18: Workplace investigations

    Chapter 19: Drugs and alcohol

    Chapter 20: Discipline

    Chapter 21: Federal laws related to union activity and employee relations

    Chapter 22: State law regarding union activity and employee relations

    Chapter 23: Termination

    Chapter 24: Plant closings and mass layoffs

    Chapter 25: Workers’ compensation

    Chapter 26: Unemployment compensation

    Chapter 27: Restrictive covenants and trade secrets

    Chapter 28: Workplace safety and health

    Chapter 29: Privacy and technology

    Chapter 30: Social media

    Chapter 31: Retirement funds

    Chapter 32: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

    Chapter 33: Health care continuation

    Chapter 34: Health care reform

    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

    Application for Employment

    Model Offer Letter

    Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice

    Sample Pre-Adverse Action Disclosure

    Equal Employment Opportunity - It's the Law Poster

    Know Your Rights - Ohio Fair Employment Practices 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

    Model Invitation to Self-Identify

    Model Employee Status and Classification Language

    Model Hours of Work Policy

    Model Overtime Policy

    Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers

    Sample Salary Basis Policy

    State of Ohio - Minor Labor Laws Poster

    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)

    An Open Letter to All Employees

    Model Harrassment Training Policy

    Model Reasonable Accommodations Policy

    Harassment-Free Work Environment Sample Policy

    Model HIV/AIDS Policy

    Religious Observance Accommodation Policy

    Sample General Standards of Employee Conduct and Disciplinary Action Policy

    Sample Harassment Training Acknowledgment Form

    Model Substance Abuse Policy

    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)

    Model WARN Notices

    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

    Federal Posting Requirements Checklist