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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

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

    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

    About our sponsor

    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

    Testimonials 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

    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.

    Topics covered

    Ohio Human Resources Manual

    About the Firm

    About the Authors

    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 1: Snapshot

    Chapter 2: Compliance thresholds

    Chapter 3: Recruiting and hiring

    Chapter 4: Job descriptions

    Chapter 5: Immigration

    Chapter 6: Background checks

    Chapter 7: Affirmative action

    Chapter 8: Employee handbooks

    Chapter 9: 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: The NLRA and labor relations

    Chapter 22: The SERB and labor relations

    Chapter 23: Termination

    Chapter 24: Plant closings and mass layoffs

    Chapter 25: Workers’ compensation

    Chapter 26: Unemployment insurance

    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: Federal 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 1: Snapshot

    Chapter 2: Overview

    Chapter 3: Covered Employers

    Chapter 4: Workers not Covered by Federal Law

    Chapter 5: Leased or Temporary Employees

    Chapter 6: White-Collar Exemptions

    Chapter 7: Additional Exemptions

    Chapter 8: Nonexempt Employees: Minimum Wage Requirements

    Chapter 9: Nonexempt Employees: Overtime Compensation

    Chapter 10: Nonexempt Employees: What Counts as “Wages”

    Chapter 11: Nonexempt Employees: Determining Work Time

    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

    Employee Rights (EPPA)

    Form I-9

    Model Offer Letter

    What Questions an Employer Should and Should Not Ask

    FCRA Notice

    Sample Pre-Adverse Action Disclosure

    Equal Employment Opportunity - It's the Law Poster

    Know Your Rights - Ohio Fair Employment Practices Poster

    Harassment-Free Work Environment Sample Policy

    Model Employee Acknowledgment Policy

    Model Employment At-Will Policy

    Model HIV/AIDS Policy

    Model Management Rights Policy

    Model Smoking Policy

    Open Door Policy

    Sample Confidentiality Policy

    Sample Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    Sample Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Policy

    Goals of Employment Evaluations - Performance Analysis

    Model Last Chance Letter (Conduct)

    Model Last Chance Letter (Performance)

    Model Performance Appraisal Plan

    Model Performance Evaluation

    Model Performance Evaluation Plan

    Sample Memorandum of Counseling

    Employee Rights on Government Contracts Poster

    Sample Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    Sample Invitation to Self-Identify

    Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act/Service Contract Act Poster

    Workers Rights Under Executive Order 13658

    Employee Rights Under the FLSA Poster

    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 - 2017 Minimum Wage Poster

    White-collar Exemptions Chart

    State of Ohio - Minor Labor Laws Poster

    Employee Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster

    Religious Observances Accommodation Policy

    Sample Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Policy

    Sample Unpaid Leaves of Absence Policy (For Employers not Covered by the FMLA)

    WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities

    WH-382 Designation Notice

    WH-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency

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

    WH-385-V Certification for Serious Injury and Illness of a Veteran for Military Caregiver Leave

    Your Rights Under USERRA Poster

    An Open Letter to All Employees

    Equal Employment Opportunity - It's the Law Poster

    Physician's Statement Concerning Leave

    Sample 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

    Model Attendance and Punctuality Policy

    Sample General Standards of Employee Conduct and Disciplinary Action Policy

    Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) Poster

    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

    Is an Injury Recordable?

    Job Safety and Health, It's the Law, OSHA Poster

    Acknowledgment Form for All Employees Regarding Email Monitoring

    Acknowledgment of Receipt and Understanding

    Employee Rights - EPPA Poster

    Internet Acceptable Use Policy

    Sample Employee Use of Company Equipment and Resources Policy

    Sample Blog Policy

    Sample Networking Policy