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Tennessee Prime

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 Prime is available. For years, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry HR Library has helped employers and HR personnel find answers quickly. The Tennessee Prime 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 Prime 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 2 products for $248.00
  • Model Policies and Forms for Tennessee Employers
  • Tennessee Human Resources Manual
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

    Tennessee Prime was created in collaboration with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.,Wilson Worley Moore Gamble & Stout, PC , and authored by Andrew Wampler, 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

    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 ,

    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