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Ford & Harrison LLP, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Squire Patton Boggs, Wilson Worley Attorneys at Law

Tennessee Plus

In-depth HR guides to Tennessee 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 Tennessee employers and made available by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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
Pandemic outbreaks
Compliance thresholds
Health insurance reform
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Whistleblower protections
Health insurance portability and accountability
Social media
Safety and health
Diversity in the workplace
The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Editors foreword
Appendix B Posting requirements
Workplace harassment
Features of the HR Library
Recruiting and hiring
Background checks
Policies and procedures manuals
Performance evaluations
Personnel files
Temporary and leased employees interns and volunteers
Independent contractors
Restrictive covenants and trade secrets
Child labor
Disabilities and reasonable accommodations
Family and medical leave
Workplace investigations
Celebrations in the workplace
Employment in the Internet age
Wages and hours
Plant closings and mass layoffs
Privacy rights
Military leave
Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements
Unemployment insurance
Health insurance continuation coverage
Workplace violence
Workers compensation
Federal contractors and affirmative action
Drugs alcohol and tobacco
International employment law
Employment practices liability insurance
Public employers
Politics in the workplace
Disaster planning
About Wilson Worley PC
About the editor
Candidate screening
Employee benefits
Complaint procedures
Job descriptions and applications
Time of hire
Time off and leaves of absence
Basic company policies
Performance reviews promotion and layoff
Technology in the workplace
Other matters
Termination of employment
Acknowledgment of receipt of handbook
Appendix A Posting requirements
About the firm
Confidentiality and conflicts of interest
Appendix B Tennessee drugfree workplace program
Preemployment testing
Policy manuals and employee handbooks
Noncompete agreements and trade secrets
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
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
FFCRA Leave Policy
FFCRA Poster
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (FMLA)
FFCRA Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)
Certificate of Group Health Plan Coverage
Notice of Special Enrollment Rights
Statement of HIPAA Portability Rights
Sample Carbon Monoxide Warning Sign
Workplace Diversity Policy
Form W-4 (2020)
Sample Adverse Employment Action Notice
Sample FCRA Notice
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
Employment Status: A Comparative Approach
Educational Reference
Employment Interview Analysis
Employment Reference
Equal Employment Identifying Form (Option 2)
Equal Employment Indentifying Form (Option 1)
Equal Employment Indentifying Form (Option 3)
FCRA Disclosure for Checks Involving Personal Interviews
FCRA Disclosure for Checks not Involving Personal Interviews
FCRA Pre-Use Letter
FCRA Summary of Your Rights
Interview Checklist
Interview Evaluation
Interviewing Form
Personal Data Form
Reference Inquiry
Sample Questions for Applicant
Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form (2020)
401K Plan Policy
Beneficiary Designation Form
COBRA Information
COBRA Time of Hire Notice (Option 1)
COBRA Time of Hire Notice (Option 2)
Continuing Education Policy
Designation of Beneficiary Form
Health Insurance Policy
Life Insurance Provision Policy
Long-Term Disability Plan Policy
Short-Term Disability Plan Policy
Complaint Procedure Policy (Option 1)
Complaint Procedure Policy (Option 2)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 1)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 2)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 3)
At-Will Employment Application (Option 4)
Driving History Form
FCRA Summary of Your Rights (9-2018)
Job Description Form
Abusive Conduct Policy
EEO Policy
Form I-9 (2020)
Form I-9 Instructions (2020)
Form W-4 (2020)
Handbook Introduction Policy
Harassment Policy
New Hire Reporting Form
Notice for Employers with Benefit Plans
Notice for Employers without Benefits
Sexual Harassment Policy
Americans with Disabilities Act Policy (Employer Not Covered by FMLA)
Bereavement Leave Policy
Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Current Servicemember
Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran
Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition
Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member's Serious Health Condition
Certification of Qualifying Exigency for Military Family
Designation Notice
Employee Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Family and Medical Leave Act Policy
Holiday Policy
Jury Duty Policy
Military Leave Policy
Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities
Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
Parental Leave Policy
Personal Day Policy
Personal Leave Policy
Physician's Release to Return to Work (Option 1)
Physician's Release to Return to Work (Option 2)
Physician's Statement Concerning Leave
Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)
Request Form for FMLA Leave
Request Form for Non-FMLA Leave
Request for Reasonable Accommodation
Sick Day Policy
Vacation Policy
Volunteer Firefighter Leave Policy
Voting Leave Policy
Absence Control Policy
Accident Reporting Policy
Birthday Lunch Policy
Drug-Free Workplace Policy
Drug-Free Workplace Policy (Federal Contractors)
EEO Policy
Employment Status Policy
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Policy
Music Policy
No-Fault Attendance Policy (Option 1)
No-Fault Attendance Policy (Option 2)
Non-Fraternization Policy
No Solicitation Policy
Orientation Period Policy
Rules and Regulations Policy
Safety and Health Policy (Option 1)
Safety and Health Policy (Option 2)
Tornado-Natural Disaster Policy
Union-Free Workplace Policy (Option 1)
Union-Free Workplace Policy (Option 2)
Union-Free Workplace Policy (Option 3)
Violence in the Workplace Policy
Weapons Policy
Compensation Review Policy
Discipline Documentation Form
Exempt Performance Appraisal
First-Step Warning
Layoff Recall Policy
Payroll Advance Policy
Performance Appraisal
Performance Appraisal Summary
Performance Evaluation
Promotions and Transfers Policy
Second-Step Warning
Self-Peer Performance Evaluation Form
Third-Step Warning
Employee Payroll Change Notice Form
Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)
Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)
Nursing Mothers Policy
Payroll Direct Deposit Form
Salary Basis Policy
Salary Change Recommendation Form
Timekeeping Policy
Appropriate Use Provision
Confidentiality Provision
Email Policy
Employee Acknowledgment and Consent
Information Security Provision
Introduction Policy-Statement
Message on Document Creation and Retention Provision
Monitoring Provision (No Routine Monitoring)
Monitoring Provision (Routine Monitoring)
Ownership of Information, Data and Software Provision
Personal Use Provision
Remote Access Policy
Social Media Policy
Voicemail Policy
Cellphone Use Policy
Dress Code Policy
Employee Suggestions Policy
Employment of Relatives Policy
Examinations of Records Policy
Inspection of Property Policy
Mobile Device Use Policy (Option One)
Mobile Device Use Policy (Option Two)
Reference Release Form
Reference Request Policy
Smoking Policy
Telephone Usage Policy
COBRA Termination Report
Employee Clearance Separation Checklist
Employee Exit Interview Form
Employee's Application for Continuation of Coverage
Exit Checklist
Exit Interview Alternative
Separation Notice
Separation Summary
Termination Policy
Sample Acknowledgment of Handbook
Confidentiality Policy
Conflict of Interests Policy
Employment Confidentiality Agreement
Drug Free Workplace Poster
Employer Implementation Guide
Pre-Employment Drug Testing Consent Release Sample Form
Revised Sample Active Employee Certificate of Agreement.pdf
Revised Sample Letter to Employees to Accompany Substance Abuse Policy Statement.pdf
Sample Substance Abuse Policy Statement
Company Use Job Description
Sample Job Questionairre


Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry employment law

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry is the state chamber of commerce and the state manufacturers’ association. The Chamber promotes and protects the state’s business climate through a wide variety of efforts. The Chamber is involved in federal and state legislation and regulations, human resources, taxation, the environment, health...

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Ford & Harrison LLP employment law

Ford & Harrison LLP

FordHarrison is a labor & employment firm with nearly 200 attorneys in 28 offices, including three affiliate firms.

The firm has built a national legal practice as one of the nation's leading defense firms with an exclusive focus on labor law, employment law, litigation, business immigration, employee benefits and executive...

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. employment law

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Firm Overview

Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 900 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada and Mexico. Ogletree...

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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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Wilson Worley Attorneys at Law employment law

Wilson Worley Attorneys at Law

Wilson Worley has an established commitment to superior client service. Its predecessor firms were formed in 1951 and 1967. The firms merged in 2005, and Wilson Worley continues the traditions started by those firms. Our attorneys provide premier civil legal services in the East Tennessee region. We listen to...

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