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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 Texas Plus is available. For years, the Texas Association of Business HR Library has helped employers and HR personnel find answers quickly. The Texas 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 Texas 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 3 products for $387.00
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • Texas Human Resources Manual
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

    Texas Plus 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


    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


    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.


    About the law firm

    Kemp Smith

    Founded in 1866, Kemp Smith has 150 years of experience serving our clients, communities and profession. Kemp Smith is the second-oldest law firm in Texas, the largest law firm in El Paso and the only El Paso-based firm with offices in Austin and Las Cruces.

    The firm boasts 13 partners who have been selected to the 2015 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, the 2015 Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, to the 2016 Best Lawyers in...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


    Topics covered

    Texas Human Resources Manual

    About Kemp Smith

    About the Texas Association of Business

    Preface

    Introduction - Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 1 Snapshot

    Chapter 2 Compliance Thresholds

    Chapter 3 Hiring

    Chapter 4 Job Descriptions

    Chapter 5 Consumer Reports

    Chapter 6 New Hire Reporting

    Chapter 7 Affirmative Action

    Chapter 8 Immigration

    Chapter 9 Discrimination in Employment

    Chapter 10 New Employee Orientation

    Chapter 11 Flexible Work Arrangements

    Chapter 12 Independent Contractors

    Chapter 13 Telecommuting

    Chapter 14 Wages and Hours

    Chapter 15 Child Labor

    Chapter 16 Employee Handbooks

    Chapter 17 Employee Personnel Files

    Chapter 18 Employee Performance Reviews

    Chapter 19 Workplace Investigations

    Chapter 20 Discipline

    Chapter 21 Resolving Disputes

    Chapter 22 Termination

    Chapter 23 Whistleblowing

    Chapter 24 Plant Closing or Mass Layoff

    Chapter 25 Unclaimed Assets and Paychecks

    Chapter 26 Employment Practices Liability Insurance

    Chapter 27 Unemployment Compensation

    Chapter 28 Employee Benefits

    Chapter 29 Pension and Profit Sharing Plans

    Chapter 30 Healthcare Continuation

    Chapter 31 Healthcare Portability

    Chapter 32 Family and Medical Leave

    Chapter 33 Active Military and Veteran's Rights

    Chapter 34 Workers' Compensation

    Chapter 35 Drug and Alcohol Use

    Chapter 36 Smoking in the Workplace

    Chapter 37 Politics in the Workplace

    Chapter 38 Workplace Safety and Health

    Chapter 39 Workplace Violence

    Chapter 40 Privacy in the Workplace

    Chapter 41 Criminal Activity in the Workplace

    Chapter 42 Changing Technology

    Chapter 43 Lie Detector Tests

    Chapter 44 Trade Secrets

    Chapter 45 Public Employers

    Chapter 46 Unions

    Chapter 47 Diversity in the Workplace

    Appendix A Recordkeeping requirements

    Appendix B Posting requirements

    Appendix C Employment reference websites

    Appendix D Directory of government agencies

    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

    Applicant Statement and Release

    Educational Reference

    Employment Application (Option 1)

    Employment Application (Option 2)

    Employment Application (Option 3)

    Employment Application (Option 4)

    Employment Interview Analysis

    Employment Reference

    Federal Contractor Veteran's Employment Report VETS-4212

    Interview Checklist

    Interviewer Evaluation

    Interviewing Checklist

    Interviewing Form

    Invitation to Self-Identify

    Pre-Hiring Checklist

    Reference Release Form

    Release to Give Reference

    Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

    Job Description (Option 1)

    Job Description (Option 2)

    Adverse Action Notice

    Certification to Consumer Reporting Agency

    Disclosure and Authorization to Obtain Reports

    Pre-Adverse Action Notice

    New Employee Checklist

    Employment Status: A Comparative Approach

    Employer-Telecommuter Written Agreement Checklist

    Employee Payroll Change Notice Form (Option 1)

    Employee Payroll Change Notice Form (Option 2)

    Employer Notice of Change in Employment

    Salary Change Recommendation Form

    401(k) Plan Policy

    Absence Control Policy

    ADA Policy (If Employer or Employee not Covered by FMLA)

    Bad Weather Policy

    Benefits Policy

    Bereavement Policy

    Break Time for Nursing Mothers Policy

    Cell Phone Policy (Option 1)

    Cell Phone Policy (Option 2)

    COBRA Policy

    Compensation Policy

    Compensation Review Policy

    Complaint Procedure Policy (Option 1)

    Complaint Procedure Policy (Option 2)

    Computer System Policy

    Confidential Company Information Policy

    Conflicts of Interest Policy (Option 1)

    Conflicts of Interest Policy (Option 2)

    Conflicts of Interest Policy (Option 3)

    Conflicts of Interest Policy (Option 4)

    Conflicts of Interest Policy (Option 5)

    Conflicts of Interest Policy (Option 6)

    Continuing Education Policy

    Direct Deposit Policy

    Disciplinary Action Policy

    Dress Code Policy (Option 1)

    Dress Code Policy (Option 2)

    Dress Code Policy (Option 3)

    Dress Code Policy (Option 4)

    Drug and Alcohol Policy (Option 1)

    Drug and Alcohol Policy (Option 2)

    Email Policy (Option 1)

    Email Policy (Option 2)

    Employee Assistance Plan Policy

    Employee Classification Policy

    Employee Suggestion Program Entry Form

    Employment of Relatives Policy

    Employment Status Policy

    Equal Employment Policy

    Examination of Pay Records Policy (Option 1)

    Examination of Pay Records Policy (Option 2)

    Family and Medical Leave Policy

    Flexible Spending Plan Policy

    General Rules and Regulations Policy

    Harassment Policy

    Health Insurance Policy

    Holiday Policy (Option 1)

    Holiday Policy (Option 2)

    Hours of Work Policy (Option 1)

    Hours of Work Policy (Option 2)

    Inspection of Property Policy (Option 1)

    Inspection of Property Policy (Option 2)

    Interns Policy

    Introduction Policy

    Investment Policy

    Jury Duty Policy (Option 1)

    Jury Duty Policy (Option 2)

    Layoff Policy

    Long-Term Disability Policy

    Military Leave Policy

    Model Standards of Conduct-Discipline Policy

    Music in the Workplace Policy

    National Guard Policy

    Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act Notice

    No-Fault Attendance Policy (Option 1)

    No-Fault Attendance Policy (Option 2)

    Non-Fraternization Policy (Option 1)

    Non-Fraternization Policy (Option 2)

    Non-Fraternization Policy (Option 3)

    No Sick Time Policy (Personal Days)

    No Solicitation Policy (Option 1)

    No Solicitation Policy (Option 2)

    Orientation Period Policy

    Overtime Policy

    Paid Time Off Policy

    Payroll Advance Policy

    Performance Review Policy

    Personal Conduct Policy

    Personal Days Policy

    Personal Leave of Absence Policy

    Personal Use of Company Property, Office Equipment and Supplies (Option 1)

    Personal Use of Company Property, Office Equipment and Supplies (Option 2)

    Promotion Policy

    Receipt of Handbook Policy (Option 1)

    Receipt of Handbook Policy (Option 2)

    Receipt Statement

    Reference Request Policy

    Resignation Policy (Option 1)

    Resignation Policy (Option 2)

    Sample "Zero-Tolerance" Program

    Short-Term Disability Policy

    Sick Days Policy

    Smoking Policy

    Suggestion Policy

    Telephone Usage Policy

    Termination Policy (Option 1)

    Termination Policy (Option 2)

    Termination Policy (Option 3)

    Time Cards Policy

    Timekeeping Policy

    Union-Free Policy (Option 1)

    Union-Free Policy (Option 2)

    Vacation Policy (Option 1)

    Vacation Policy (Option 2)

    Violence in the Workplace Policy

    Voting Leave Policy

    Wage Deduction Authorization Policy

    Weapons Policy

    Workers' Compensation Leave Policy

    Workers' Compensation Policy

    Exempt Performance Appraisal

    Job Classification Performance Review Form

    Performance Appraisal Summary

    Performance Evaluation

    Disciplinary Action Record

    Disciplinary Rules and Regulations

    Checklist of Factors for Terminating and Replacing "Protected" Employees

    COBRA Termination Report

    Employee Separation Clearance Checklist

    Exit Checklist

    Exit Interview Form (Option 1)

    Exit Interview Form (Option 2)

    Separation Summary

    Beneficiary Designation Form (Option 1)

    Beneficiary Designation Form (Option 2)

    Cafeteria Plan Enrollment Form

    Model Certificate of Creditable Coverage

    Model Notice of Creditable Prescription Drug Coverage

    Model Notice of Non-Creditable Prescription Drug Coverage

    Participant Contribution Change Form

    Participant Contribution Election Form

    Participation Firm for Electing Rollovers to the 401(k) Profit-Sharing Plan

    Participation Form for Electing Distributions after Termination of Employment

    Pre-Age 59.5 Hardship Withdrawal Instructions (for Withholding 401(k) Contributions)

    Pre-Age 59.5 Hardship Withdrawal Instructions (for Withholding 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)

    Statement of HIPAA Portability Rights

    COBRA Information

    Model Certificate of Creditable Coverage

    Model COBRA Continuation Coverage Election Notice

    Time-of-Hire Notice to Qualified Beneficiary Concerning Continuation of Coverage and COBRA (Option 1)

    Time-of-Hire Notice to Qualify Beneficiary Concerning Concentration of Coverage under COBRA (Option 2)

    Certificate of Group Health Plan Coverage

    Statement of HIPAA Portability Rights

    Accommodation Request Form (Option 1)

    Accommodation Request Form (Option 2)

    Physician's Information Supporting Request for Accommodation

    Physician's Release to Return to Work

    Physician's Statement Concerning Leave

    Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA)

    Request Form for Non-FMLA Leave

    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 a Current Servicemember

    WH-385-V Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran

    Sample Acknowledgment-Consent Form

    Sample Solicitation and Distribution Policy

    Sample Telecommunications Policy

    Employment Confidentiality Agreement