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Pennsylvania Plus

In-depth HR guides to Pennsylvania and federal employment. Includes what to do and how to do it for everything from pre-hire through post-termination. These publications are prepared exclusively for Pennsylvania employers and made available by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the Pennsylvania business community.


Brand new chapters on COVID-19 in the workplace include:

  • New Families First Coronavirus Response Act Posting Requirement
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act addition to FMLA and how it applies to your business
  • Telecommuting – telecommuting policy, agreement and employee checklist
  • Handling Pandemics and Communicable Diseases in the Workplace

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 Pennsylvania 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 library 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
  • Personnel Records and Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Employee Benefits
  • New Hire Reporting Form
  • Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest
  • (OWBPA) The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
  • Family medical leave

The Hiring, Firing, and Discipline for Employers guide focuses on all the issues faced by employers and managers, with seven state-by-state charts and 14 chapters, covering topics such as:

  • Crafting a task-focused job advertisement
  • Handling applications
  • ADA concerns like reasonable accommodation
  • Separation of medical paperwork
  • Performance appraisals and progressive discipline

The Wages and Hours— An Employer's Guide focuses on all of these wage-related issues, providing 20 chapters and 2 appendices, covering topics such as: 

  • Commonly asked questions and answers
  • Defining "hours worked"
  • Rest and meal periods
  • Computation of overtime compensation
  • Exemptions from overtime

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 Pennsylvania 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.

Overtime compensation nonexempt employees
Additional exemptions
What counts as wages nonexempt employees
Determining work time nonexempt employees
Deductions from pay
Remote workers and telecommuting
Equal pay
Appendix A State agencies
Appendix B Wage and hour district offices
Covered employers
Leased or temporary employees
Whitecollar exemptions
Minimum wage requirements nonexempt employees
Recordkeeping requirements
Employment of minors
Payment of wages
About the authors
Where to go for more information
Snapshot An HR audit
Posting requirements
Workers not covered by federal law
Squire Patton Boggs
Temporary and leased employees
Other types of leave
Personnel files
Whistleblower protections
Workplace violence
Celebrations in the workplace
Public employers
Protecting electronic information
Drugs and alcohol
Diversity in the workplace
Federal contractors and affirmative action
Social media
Pandemic outbreaks
Compliance thresholds
Politics in the workplace
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
Appendix B Posting requirements
Introduction Features of the HR Library
Background checks
Employee handbooks
Wages and hours
Child labor
Disabilities and reasonable accommodations
Workplace investigations
Plant closings and mass layoffs
Privacy rights
Snapshot An HR Audit
Independent contractors
Family and medical leave
Military leave
Unemployment insurance
Health insurance portability and privacy
Safety and health
Workers compensation
Disaster planning
Workplace harassment
Health insurance reform
Noncompete agreements and trade secrets
About the editor
Performance evaluations
Recruiting and hiring
Health insurance continuation coverage
About the firm
Editors foreword
About the Chamber
Job descriptions and applications
Applicant screening
Features of the HR Library
Basic company policies
Time of hire
Time off and leaves of absence
Hours of work and overtime
Confidentiality and conflicts of interest
Complaint procedures and opendoor procedures
Other matters
Performance reviews promotion and layoff
Acknowledgment of receipt of handbook
About the author
Preemployment testing
Policy manuals and employee handbooks
Affirmative action
Employment litigation
Union organizing activity
Appendix A Federal recordkeeping requirements
The employment relationship
Preemployment issues
New hire reporting
Editors Foreward
Employment contracts
About FordHarrison LLP
About the Editors
Telecommuting agreement
Telecommuting checklist
Telecommuting policy
Communicable Diseases Policy
Shutdown Policy
Stay Home From Work Poster
Wash Your Hands Poster
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
A Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
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 Intent to Take Adverse Action
Sample Salary Basis Policy
Abstract of the Child Labor Act Hours Provision
Applications for Minors in Performances
Hours of Work for Minor's Under Eighteen
Parental Acknowledgment of Minors Duties and Hours of Employment
Employee Exit Checklist
Certificate of Group Health Plan Coverage
Sample Notice of Special Enrollment Rights
Statement of HIPAA Portability Rights
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
Form W-4 (2020)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 1)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 2)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 3)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 4)
Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act Forms
Invitation to Self-Identify
Job Description (Option 1)
Job Description (Option 2)
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability
Applicant Flow Log for Federal Contractors
Educational Reference
Employment Interview Analysis
Employment Reference
Interview Checklist - Clerical
Interviewer Evaluation
Interviewing Form
Reference Inquiry
Reference Release Form
Sample Questions for Applicant
Attendance Policy (Option 1)
Attendance Policy (Option 2)
Drug and Alcohol Policy (Option 1)
Drug and Alcohol Policy (Option 2)
Employee Classification Policy (Option 1)
Employee Classification Policy (Option 2)
Music in the Workplace Policy
No-Fault Attendance Policy (Option 3)
Non-Fraternization Policy
No-Solicitation Policy (Option 1)
No-Solicitation Policy (Option 2)
Orientation Period Policy (Option 1)
Orientation Period Policy (Option 2)
Personal Conduct Policy
Rules of Conduct Policy
Safety and Health Policy (Option 1)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 2)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 3)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 4)
Union-Free Policy (Option 1)
Union-Free Policy (Option 2)
Workplace Violence Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (Option 1)
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy (Option 2)
Form I-9 (2020)
Form W-4 (2020)
Handbook Introduction
Harassment Policy
New Employee Checklist
Overall Harassment Policy
Sexual Harassment Policy (Option 1)
Sexual Harassment Policy (Option 2)
Accommodation Request Form (Option 1)
Accommodation Request Form (Option 2)
Accommodation Request Form (Option 3)
Approval-Denial of Reasonable Accommodation Request
Bereavement Leave Policy (Option 1)
Bereavement Leave Policy (Option 2)
Confirmation of Request for Reasonable Accommodation
Denial of Reasonable Accommodation Request
Employment Policies Relating to Pregnancy, Childbirth and Child Rearing
Family and Medical Leave Policy (50+ Employees)
Holiday Policy (Option 1)
Holiday Policy (Option 2)
Jury Leave Policy (Option 1)
Jury Leave Policy (Option 2)
Military Leave Policy (Option 1)
Military Leave Policy (Option 2)
Non-FMLA Leave Policy
No Sick-time Policy (Personal Days)
Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
Personal Day Policy
Personal Leave of Absence Policy (Option 1)
Personal Leave of Absence Policy (Option 2)
Physician's Release to Return to Work
Request for FMLA Leave
Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)
Request for Non-FMLA Leave
Severe Weather and Emergency Conditions Policy
Sick Day Policy
Vacation Policy (Option 1)
Vacation Policy (Option 2)
Voting Policy
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-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 Current Servicemember
WH-385-V Certification of a Serious Injury and Illness of a Veteran
Beneficiary Designation Form
Beneficiary Designation Update Reminder
Cafeteria Plan Enrollment Form - Salary Reduction Agreement
Illustrative Samples for Beneficiary Designations
Initial Notice of HIPAA Special Enrollment Rights
Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Mini-COBRA Notice
Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice (2020)
Model COBRA Continuation Coverage General Notice (2020)
Model Notice of Creditable Prescription Drug Coverage
Model Notice of Non-Creditable Prescription Drug Coverage
Model Notice of Reasonable Alternatives for Wellness Programs
Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act Notice
Notice of Grandfathered Plans Status
Participant Form for Electing Distributions after Termination of Employment
Participant Form for Electing Distributions Due to Total Disability
Participation Contribution Change Form
Participation Contribution Election Form
Participation Form for Electing Rollovers (to the 401(k) Profit-Sharing Plans)
Policy Investment Statement
Pre-Age 59.5 Hardship Withdrawal Instructions (for Withdrawing 401(k) Contributions)
Pre-Age 59.5 Hardship Withdrawal Instructions (for Withdrawing Rollover Amounts)
Pre-Age 59.5 Hardship Withdrawal Request Form (for Withdrawing 401(k) Contributions)
Pre-Age 59.5 Hardship Withdrawal Request Form (for Withdrawing Rollover Amounts)
Tuition Reimbursement Policy
Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act Notice
Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)
Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)
Overtime Policy
Payroll Direct Deposit Form
Sample Nursing Mothers Policy
Timekeeping Requirements
Confidential Company Information Policy (Option 1)
Confidential Company Information Policy (Option 2)
Conflict of Interest Policy
Employment Confidentiality Agreement (Option 1)
Employment Confidentiality Agreement (Option 2)
Employment Confidentiality Agreement (Option 3)
Complaint Policy (Option 1)
Complaint Policy (Option 2)
Open-Door Policy
Birthday Lunch Policy (Option 1)
Birthday Lunch Policy (Option 2)
Bright-Idea Program Entry Form
Business Equipment Usage Policy (Option 1)
Business Equipment Usage Policy (Option 2)
Cell Phone Use Policy
Cellular Telephone Policy
Consensual Relationship Agreement and Acknowledgment of Harassment-Free Workplace Policy
Dress Code Policy (Option 1)
Dress Code Policy (Option 2)
Employee Suggestion Policy (Option 1)
Employee Suggestion Policy (Option 2)
Employment of Relatives Policy
Examinations of Records Policy (Option 1)
Examinations of Records Policy (Option 2)
Intern Policy
Non-Fraternization Policy
Political Speech-Contributions Policy
Politics in the Workplace Policy
Smoking Policy (Option 1)
Smoking Policy (Option 2)
Social Networking Policy (Option 1: Allowing Use)
Social Networking Policy (Option 2: Allowing Use for Job Related Functions Only)
Social Networking Policy (Option 3: Disallowing Use)
Telephone Usage Policy
Disciplinary Action Form
Disciplinary Action Policy
Employee Exit Interview (Option 1)
Employee Exit Interview (Option 2)
Employee Separation Clearance Checklist
Exit Checklist
Reference Request Policy
Resignation Policy (Option 1)
Resignation Policy (Option 2)
Termination of Employment Policy
Compensation Review Policy (Option 1)
Compensation Review Policy (Option 2)
Employee Loan Request and Approval Form
Employee Payroll Change Notice (Option 1)
Employee Payroll Change Notice (Option 2)
Exempt Performance Appraisal
Layoff Policy
Payroll Advance Policy (Option 1)
Payroll Advance Policy (Option 2)
Performance Appraisal
Performance Appraisal Summary
Performance Evaluation
Performance Review Form (Self-Evaluation)(Option 1)
Performance Review Policy
Promotions, Demotions and Transfers Policy
Salary Change Recommendation Form
Self Evaluation Form
Self-Peer Performance Evaluation Form (Option 2)
Acknowledgment of Receipt of Handbook (Option 1)
Acknowledgment of Receipt of Handbook (Option 2)
Company Use Job Description
Sample Job Questionairre


Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry employment law

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the largest broad-based business association in Pennsylvania. Thousands of members throughout the Commonwealth employ greater than 50 percent of Pennsylvania’s private workforce. Headquartered in Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Chamber serves as the frontline advocate for business on Capitol Hill by influencing...

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Cozen O'Connor employment law

Cozen O'Connor

A first-generation firm established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor is a nationally recognized law firm with approximately 750 attorneys in 30 offices across two continents. 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...

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SkarlatosZonarich LLC employment law

SkarlatosZonarich LLC

Since 1966, SkarlatosZonarich LLC has been committed to providing its clients with superior legal representation in an efficient and accessible manner. SkarlatosZonarich LLC has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell with an “AV” rating, the highest rating awarded by this preeminent legal resource. The A rating is the highest available rating for...

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Squire Patton Boggs employment law

Squire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs combines sound legal counsel with a deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses to resolve their legal challenges. We care about the quality of our services, the success of our clients and the relationships that are forged through those successes. With approximately 1,500 lawyers in 44...

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