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Tennessee Plus

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

Includes 4 products for $386.00
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • Model Policies and Forms for Tennessee Employers
  • Tennessee Human Resources Manual
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

    Tennessee Plus was created in collaboration with Ford & Harrison LLP,Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.,Squire Patton Boggs,Wilson Worley Moore Gamble & Stout, PC , and authored by Andrew Wampler, Frank L. Day, Jr., Jessica Asbridge, Jill S. Kirila, Shennan Harris, William Rutchow


    The Employee's Benefits Guide is particularly helpful because the institution strives to provide the best quality benefits to attract and retain valuable employees; and one way to do this is to have a thorough knowledge and understand of how to make these benefits work for the employees.

    Libby King, Director of Human Resources, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee

    We take great pride in being able to offer quality products and services to our members. The Tennessee Human Resources Library is an outstanding product, and it will go a long way in helping Tennessee businesses operate more efficiently and avoid costly mistakes.

    Bob Gaskill, Vice President for Employment Issues, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Nashville, Tennessee

    Brad, just wanted to let you know how helpful it has been to have the TN Human Resources Manual at my fingertips for the last six years.  It is a quick way to get an overview on a topic.  Sometimes it is enough to answer my questions or at least points me in the right direction in the event I need more in depth detail.  Thanks for a product that worth’s having.

    Christine Andrews, Director of Finance, Christ Methodist Day School, Tennessee

    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.

    hrsimple.com 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

    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 compensation. Through its global practice group and membership in the global employment law firm alliance, Ius Laboris, FordHarrison provides clients that have multinational operations with a...read more ,

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

      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 650 lawyers located in 44 offices across the United States and in Europe. For more than three decades, Ogletree Deakins has offered clients representation in every aspect of labor and employment laws, including business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law as well as employment litigation and traditional labor...read more ,

      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 offices located in 21 countries, our global legal practice is in the markets where our clients do business.

      Our labor and employment lawyers represent employers across the full...read more ,

      Wilson Worley Moore Gamble & Stout, PC

      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 client needs and seek to establish long-term relationships. We enjoy a reputation of principled and progressive representation while being influential leaders in our community.

      Wilson Worley’s labor and...read more

    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 care and other issues that affect the state’s business community. The Chamber works to make your business a success by advocating for you in the State Capitol and by providing you with access to knowledge and services that improve your bottom line.

    One way we do this is by offering our Human Resources Library. We are pleased to announce the release of the Tennessee Human Resources Manual and Model Policies and Forms for Tennessee Employers. We know it is not easy to understand all the rules and regulations affecting the way you run your business. We hope these guides will... learn more

    Topics covered

    Tennessee Human Resources Manual

    The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    About Wilson Worley, PC

    About the editor

    Editor's foreword

    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR audit

    Chapter 02: Compliance thresholds

    Chapter 03: Recruiting and hiring

    Chapter 04: Background checks

    Chapter 05: Reporting new hires

    Chapter 06: Policies and procedures manuals

    Chapter 07: Performance evaluations

    Chapter 08: Discrimination

    Chapter 09: Disabilities and reasonable accommodation

    Chapter 10: Immigration

    Chapter 11: Discipline

    Chapter 12: Termination

    Chapter 13: Employee initiated exit

    Chapter 14: Celebrations in the workplace

    Chapter 15: Wages and hours

    Chapter 16: Interns and volunteers

    Chapter 17: Child labor

    Chapter 18: Family and medical leave

    Chapter 19: Independent contractors

    Chapter 20: Temporary and leased employees

    Chapter 21: Workplace investigations

    Chapter 22: Whistleblower protections

    Chapter 23: Restrictive covenants and trade secrets

    Chapter 24: Privacy rights

    Chapter 25: Employment in the Internet age

    Chapter 26: Plant closings and mass layoffs

    Chapter 27: Safety and health

    Chapter 28: Smoking in the workplace

    Chapter 29: Employee personnel files

    Chapter 30: Military leave

    Chapter 31: Affirmative action

    Chapter 32: Benefits

    Chapter 33: Health insurance continuation coverage

    Chapter 34: Workers' compensation

    Chapter 35: Unemployment insurance

    Chapter 36: Health insurance portability and accountability

    Chapter 37: Drugs and alcohol in the workplace

    Chapter 38: Workplace violence

    Chapter 39: Lie detector tests

    Chapter 40: Unions

    Chapter 41: International employment law

    Chapter 42: Employment practices liability insurance

    Chapter 43: Public employers

    Chapter 44: Politics in the workplace

    Chapter 45: Disaster planning

    Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

    Appendix B: Posting requirements

    Model Policies and Forms for Tennessee Employers

    About the firm

    About the authors


    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 01: Snapshot - An HR audit

    Chapter 02: Compliance thresholds

    Chapter 03: Introduction

    Chapter 04: Job descriptions and applications

    Chapter 05: Candidate screening

    Chapter 06: Time of hire

    Chapter 07: Time off and leaves of absence

    Chapter 08: Employee benefits

    Chapter 09: Basic company policies

    Chapter 10: Wages and hours

    Chapter 11: Performance reviews, promotion and layoff

    Chapter 12: Confidentiality and conflicts of interest

    Chapter 13: Technology in the workplace

    Chapter 14: Complaint procedures

    Chapter 15: Other matters

    Chapter 16: Termination of employment

    Chapter 17: Acknowledgment of receipt of handbook

    Appendix A: Posting requirements

    Appendix B: Tennessee drug-free workplace program

    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

    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

    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

    Abusive Conduct Policy

    EEO Policy

    Form I-9 (2017 - 2019)

    Form I-9 Instructions (2017 - 2019)

    Form W-4 (2019)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Confidentiality Policy

    Conflict of Interests Policy

    Employment Confidentiality Agreement

    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

    Complaint Procedure Policy (Option 1)

    Complaint Procedure Policy (Option 2)

    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

    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

    Sample Adverse Employment Action Notice

    Sample FCRA Notice

    State of Tennessee New Hire Reporting

    I-9 Form (2017 -2019)

    I-9 Form Instructions (2017 - 2019)

    Employment Status: A Comparative Approach

    Sample Carbon Monoxide Warning Sign

    Certificate of Group Health Plan Coverage

    Notice of Special Enrollment Rights

    Statement of HIPAA Portability Rights