Texas Human Resources Library


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In-depth HR guides to Texas and federal employment law, delivered in one soft-cover book and online with form and policy templates. Includes what to do and how to do it for everything from pre-hire through post-termination. These publications are prepared exclusively for Texas employers and made available by the Texas Association of Business in a continuing effort to provide reliable and practical information for our members and the Texas business community.

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 Texas 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 publication 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
  • Arizona required postings
  • Personnel Records and Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Employee Benefits
  • Arizona specific Termination of Employment
  • New Hire Reporting Form
  • Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest
  • Texas leave requirements, including statewide mandatory sick leave law, domestic violence leave, Texas military family leave
  • Texas privacy laws
  • (OWBPA) The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
  • Family medical leave

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 Texas 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.

Texas Human Resources Library was created in collaboration with Kemp Smith, and authored by C.B. Burns.


Testimonials

The Texas Human Resources Manual is a low-cost essential for Texas businesses. Our members value the HR manuals as a quick resource for HR questions and issues that come up in the workplace.

Bill Hammond, CEO, Texas Association of Business location, Austin, Texas


I wanted to let you know that the manuals are very helpful in the day-to-day operation of the HR world. They have personally been extremely helpful on difficult days, especially the Model Policies and Forms I have used them several times and plan to continue to use both of the books for reference.

Gina Larkins, HR Director, Radiology, Inc., Paris, Texas


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

Kemp Smith

Founded in 1866, Kemp Smith has 150 years of experience serving our clients, communities and profession.  Attorneys in each of our firm’s areas of practice are experienced professionals who will be as dedicated to your business as you are. We continually strive to surpass clients’ expectations through responsiveness, competence and integrity.  Our attorneys have deep experience over a broad range of sophisticated legal matters.

The firm boasts 13 partners many who have been selected to the...read more

Texas Association of Business

The Texas Association of Business (TAB), Texas’ leading employer organization, is pleased to present the Texas HR Library. We hope it will help you operate your business more efficiently and avoid the hidden pitfalls that lurk among the maze known as HR.

Targeted, timely and comprehensive, this manual is considered the cornerstone guide of the compliance library. It covers more than 60 primary topics directly related to the employment process, from job descriptions through termination and beyond. Each includes practical advice on what should be done, solid advice on how to do it and a complete explanation of why it is important.

This updated and revised edition of the Model Policies and Forms for Texas Employers was not written as a response to employee-related problems, but to help you avoid them. The guidelines and checklists will make that easier and the examples, FAQ’s and step-by-step instructions will give you the... learn more


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Texas Human Resources Manual

About the Texas Association of Business

About Kemp Smith

About the author

Preface

Introduction - 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: Immigration

Chapter 06: Temporary and leased employees

Chapter 07: Independent contractors

Chapter 08: Restrictive covenants and trade secrets

Chapter 09: Employee handbooks

Chapter 10: Wages and hours

Chapter 11: Child labor

Chapter 12: Discrimination

Chapter 13: Disabilities and reasonable accommodations

Chapter 14: Workplace harassment

Chapter 15: Benefits

Chapter 16: Health insurance reform

Chapter 17: Family and medical leave

Chapter 18: Active military and veteran's rights

Chapter 19: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Chapter 20: Personnel files

Chapter 21: Performance evaluations

Chapter 22: Workplace investigations

Chapter 23: Discipline

Chapter 24: Termination

Chapter 25: Plant closings and mass layoffs

Chapter 26: Health insurance continuation coverage

Chapter 27: Unemployment compensation

Chapter 28: Whistleblower protections

Chapter 29: Privacy rights

Chapter 30: Health insurance portability and privacy

Chapter 31: Protecting electronic information

Chapter 32: Safety and health

Chapter 33: Workplace violence

Chapter 34: Workers' compensation

Chapter 35: Politics in the workplace

Chapter 36: Federal contractors and affirmative action

Chapter 37: Public employers

Chapter 38: Unions

Chapter 39: Drugs, alcohol and tobacco use

Chapter 40: Diversity in the workplace

Chapter 41: Telecommuting

Chapter 42: Employment practices liability insurance

Chapter 43: Resolving disputes

Chapter 44: Pandemic outbreaks

Appendix A: Recordkeeping requirements

Appendix B: Posting requirements

Appendix C: Employment reference websites

Appendix D: Directory of government agencies