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Virginia Plus

Virginia Plus was created in collaboration with Ford & Harrison LLP, Squire Patton Boggs, Wilson Worley Moore Gamble & Stout, PC. , and authored by Andrew Wampler, Erin Schilling, Frank L. Day, Jr., Jill S. Kirila, Kim Korando, Shennan Harris

Includes 3 products:
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • Virginia Human Resources Manual
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription

    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 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 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.

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    About our sponsor

    For more than 25 years, ACCR has worked with State Chambers of Commerce and Associations of Business and Industry across the country. Our goal is to provide employers and HR professionals with the resources they need to stay in compliance with the rapidly changing world of employment laws and regulations. Our manuals tell you:

    • what to do
    • how to do it
    • and a little bit of why.

    No legalese, no endless strings of case citations…our guidebooks simply get you the answers you need, so that you can get back to business.

    If seeing is believing, come explore our Publications section and READ A CHAPTER from a book written specifically for your state.


    In the early 1980’s, Dick Apland, the godfather of ACCR, worked for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. He found the Chamber struggling as they attempted to sustain themselves on member dues alone. He then... learn more


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    Topics covered

    Virginia Human Resources Manual

    About the Firm

    About the Editor

    Editor's Foreward

    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 1 Snapshot

    Chapter 2 Compliance thresholds

    Chapter 3 Recruiting and Hiring

    Chapter 4 Background Checks

    Chapter 5 Personnel Files

    Chapter 6 Employee Policy and Procedures Manuals

    Chapter 7 Wages and Hours

    Chapter 8 Independent Contractors

    Chapter 9 Privacy in the Workplace

    Chapter 10 Internet Usage

    Chapter 11 Discrimination in Employment

    Chapter 12 Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodation

    Chapter 13 Family and Medical Leave

    Chapter 14 Benefits

    Chapter 15 Workplace Safety and Health

    Chapter 16 Workers' Compensation

    Chapter 17 Employee Discipline

    Chapter 18 Workplace Investigations

    Chapter 19 Termination of Employment

    Chapter 20 Health Insurance

    Appendix A Recordkeeping Requirements

    Appendix B Posting requirements

    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 1: Snapshot

    Chapter 2: Overview

    Chapter 3: Covered Employers

    Chapter 4: Workers not Covered by Federal Law

    Chapter 5: Leased or Temporary Employees

    Chapter 6: White-Collar Exemptions

    Chapter 7: Additional Exemptions

    Chapter 8: Nonexempt Employees: Minimum Wage Requirements

    Chapter 9: Nonexempt Employees: Overtime Compensation

    Chapter 10: Nonexempt Employees: What Counts as “Wages”

    Chapter 11: Nonexempt Employees: Determining Work Time

    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

    Form I-9 (2017 - 2019)

    Form I-9 Instructions (2017 - 2019)

    Model Employment At-Will Policy

    Model Offer Letter

    Sample Job Description Form

    A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

    Sample Adverse Employment Action Notice

    Sample FCRA Notice

    Sample Attendance and Punctuality Policy

    Sample Drug and Alcohol Use Policy Statement

    Sample Employee Acknowledgment

    Sample Standards of Conduct-Disciplinary Policy

    Sample Hours of Work Policy

    Sample Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers Policy

    Acknowledgment Form for All Employees Regarding Email Use and Monitoring

    Confidentiality Acknowledgment Form

    Sample Internet Acceptable Use Policy

    Sample Social Media Policy

    Global Workplace Policy

    Sample Reasonable Accommodations Policy

    Application for Family and Medical Leave of Absence

    Sample Employer Response to Request for Family and Medical Leave of Absence

    Sample Family and Medical Leave Act Policy

    Sample Documentation of Counseling

    Sample Final Written Warning (Conduct)

    Sample Final Written Warning (Performance)

    Sample Memorandum of Counseling

    Sample Exit Interview Form

    Sample Separation Agreement and Release (for Employees Age 40 and Older)

    Sample Separation Agreement and Release (for Employees under Age 40)

    Sample Separation Checklist

    Sample Notice of Special Enrollment Rights