HR COMPLIANCE CENTER

We are proud to offer Georgia businesses the tools and information they need to more easily and efficiently run their businesses through our Georgia Human Resources Compliance Center. The center offers our always up-to-date HR Library, required state and federal workplace posters, SHRM/HRCI continuing education credits, webinar archives, an HR hotline, discounts on worker’s compensation and more!

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2017 Human Resources Library

Easily understand state and federal labor laws with plain-English guides to your responsibilities as an employer.  This online resource provides 35 chapters on key employment issues, regulation compliance guidelines, best practices, model policies as well as editable forms and templates.  Additional topic-specific guides within the library address federal issues. Access the library here.

Library Subscription Options

There are several options for annual subscriptions, depending on the level of access and amount of information you need.  Some packages also include workplace posters. Purchase your subscription below or call 855-477-4675 to place your order by phone.

All packages include:
digital & print publications • top attorney insights • state & federal labor law comparisons and downloadable policies and forms •  employment law alert emails • personal online HR Dashboard • weekly HR Update newsletter • educational webinars • phone and email customer service support

Georgia Chamber Investors receive 20% off the list price by entering code GAinvestor17

Trial

$0

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  • Take a 7-Day Trial of the Pro HR Library

Prime

$260

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  • Georgia Human Resources Manual
    Online & Print
  • Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers
    Online
  • 1-Year Subscription + 1 Hardcopy Book
Georgia Human Resources Manual

  1. Snapshot — An HR audit
  2. Compliance thresholds
  3. Recruiting and hiring
  4. Employment eligibility and immigration
  5. Background checks
  6. Employee policies and procedures manuals
  7. Employee personnel files
  8. Restrictive covenants, trade secrets, and intellectual property
  9. Wages and hours
  10. Child labor
  11. Temporary and leased employees
  12. Performance evaluations
  13. Independent contractors
  14. Privacy and monitoring
  15. Electronic information and communication practices
  16. Social media
  17. Lie-detector tests
  18. Discrimination in employment
  19. Workplace investigations
  20. Disabilities and reasonable accommodation
  21. Politics in the workplace
  22. Employee discipline
  23. Termination
  24. Plant closings and mass layoffs
  25. Family and medical leave
  26. Military leave
  27. Workplace safety and health
  28. Workplace violence
  29. Disaster planning
  30. Employee benefits and ERISA
  31. Retirement plans
  32. Group health plans
  33. Workers’ compensation
  34. Unemployment insurance
  35. Public employers
  36. Recordkeeping requirements
  37. Posting requirements

Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers

  1. Where to start
  2. Job descriptions and applications
  3. Candidate screening
  4. Time of hire
  5. Time off and leaves of absence
  6. Employee benefits
  7. Basic company policies
  8. Employment status, hours of work, and overtime
  9. Reviews and promotions
  10. Confidentiality and conflicts of interest
  11. Complaint procedures
  12. Other matters
  13. Terminations of employment
  14. Acknowledgment of receipt of handbook
  15. Recordkeeping requirements
  16. Posting requirements

Georgia Human Resources Manual authored by:

Troutman Sanders LLP

Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers authored by:

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP 

Plus

$399

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  • Georgia Human Resources Manual
    Online & Print
  • Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers
    Online
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
    Online & Print
  • 1-Year Subscription + 3 Hardcopy Books
Includes topics from the Prime level plus these additional topics

Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers

  1.  Snapshot — An HR audit
  2. Pre-employment issues
  3. Pre-employmen testing
  4. Interviews
  5. Background checks
  6. The employment relationship
  7. New hire reporting
  8. Policy manuals and employee handbooks
  9. Employee personnel files
  10. Employment contracts
  11. Non-compete agreements and trade secrets
  12. Affirmative actions
  13. Discipline
  14. Termination
  15. Layoffs
  16. Employment litigation — how to avoid a lawsuit
  17. Increased union-organizing activity
  18. Social media
  19. Federal recordkeeping requirements
  20. Posting requirements

Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide

  1. Snapshot — An HR audit
  2. Overview of wages and hours
  3. Covered employers
  4. Workers not covered by the FLSA
  5. Leased or temporary employees
  6. White-collar exemptions
  7. Additional exemptions
  8. Non-exempt employees: minimum wage requirements
  9. Non-exempt employees: overtime compensation
  10. Non-exempt employees: determining work time
  11. Deductions from pay
  12. FLSA recordkeeping requirements
  13. Enforcement
  14. Remote workers and telecommuting
  15. Posting requirements
  16. Employment of minors
  17. Equal pay
  18. Payment of wages
  19. Where to go for more information
  20. State agencies
  21. Wage and hour District Offices

Georgia Human Resources Manual authored by:

Troutman Sanders LLP

Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers authored by:

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP 

Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers authored by

Ford & Harrison

Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide authored by

Squire Patton Boggs

Pro

$599

Purchase Now

  • Georgia Human Resources Manual
    Online & Print
  • Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers
    Online
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
    Online & Print
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
    Online & Print
  • Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, E-Verify
    Online & Print
  • An Employer’s Guide to ADA & FMLA
    Online & Print
  • Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual
    Online & Print
  • Employee Benefits – An Employer’s Guide
    Online & Print
  • 6-in-1 federal poster
    Online & Print
  • 1-Year Subscription + 7 Hardcopy Books + 1 Federal Poster
Includes topics from the Plus level plus these additional topics…

Employee Benefits – An Employer’s Guide

  1. Snapshot — An HR audit
  2. Employee benefits law
  3. Life insurance
  4. Health benefit plans
  5. Regulation of group health plans
  6. Health care reform
  7. Disability plans
  8. Severance plans
  9. Cafeteria plans
  10. Retirement plans
  11. Additional 401 (k) qualification requirements
  12. Nonqualified deferred compensation plans
  13. Employee communications under ERISA
  14. Fiduciary duties under ERISA
  15. Other fringe benefits

An Employer’s Guide to FMLA and ADA

  1. Introduction to FMLA
  2. FMLA definitions
  3. Employer coverage and employee eligibility
  4. Reasons for leave
  5. Serious health conditions
  6. Military leave under the FMLA
  7. Length of leave
  8. Notice and documentation — employee obligations and employer challenges
  9. Certifications necessary for leave
  10. Employer notice and documentation requirements
  11. Employee rights under FMLA
  12. Enforcement of the FMLA
  13. FMLA and DOL updates
  14. Introduction to the ADA
  15. The ADA Amendments Act of 2008
  16. Employers and ADA protection
  17. “Disability” in detail
  18. Reasonable accommodation under the ADA
  19. How the ADA impacts your business
  20. Enforcement of the ADA
  21. Leave and other state laws

Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify

  1. Snapshot — An HR audit
  2. Immigration and employment
  3. Immigration visas
  4. I-9 Form
  5. Tips to complete the I-9 Form
  6. Anti-discrimination under IRCA
  7. No-match letter and wage reporting compliance
  8. Additional verification services
  9. ICE investigations
  10. ICE IMAGE program
  11. How to respond to visits and calls concerning immigration
  12. E-Verify
  13. E-Verify regulations for federal contractors and subcontractors
  14. Helpful steps to comply with E-Verify requirements
  15. Trends in criminal enforcement and I-9 audits
  16. Sample memorandum

Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual

  1. Snapshot — An HR audit
  2. Introduction
  3. Duties and responsibilities
  4. The employer’s general duty
  5. OSHA recordkeeping requirements
  6. Significant standards
  7. Inspections
  8. Citations and civil penalties
  9. Setting citations
  10. Procedural and affirmative defenses
  11. Criminal penalties
  12. Developing a comprehensive health and safety program
  13. Whistleblower protection — prohibition of discrimination and retaliation
  14. Emergency response and preparedness
  15. Required postings
  16. OSHA Forms 300 and 300A
  17. Reporting fatalities and multiple hospitalization incidents
  18. Partially exempt industries from OSHA recordkeeping requirements
  19. Safety checklist
  20. Inspection checklist
  21. U.S. Department of Labor regional OSHA offices
  22. Directory of states with approved occupational safety and health plans
  23. State plan notice of contest timeline
  24. Safety and health management systems
  25. Sample emergency action plan
  26. Emergency action plan checklist
  27. Safety and health policy
  28. Model written hazard communication program
  29. Time period for filing complaint under whistleblower
  30. Company’s commitment to safety
  31. Safety strategies
  32. Model written lock out/tag out program
  33. Hazard assessment form
  34. Vaccination acknowledgement
  35. OSHA’s frequently cited “low-hanging fruit” standards
  36. OSHA injury & illness Recordability Worksheet
  37. Getting off OSHA’s Severe Violator’s Enforcement Program
  38. Union representatives and walk-around inspections
  39. Safety-incentive programs
  40. Publishing worker injury data
  41. Handling violence in the workplace

Georgia Human Resources Manual authored by:

Troutman Sanders LLP

Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers authored by:

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP 

Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers authored by

Ford & Harrison

Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide authored by

Squire Patton Boggs

Employee Benefits – An Employer’s Guide authored by

Ogletree Deakins

An Employer’s Guide to FMLA and ADA authored by

Ford & Harrison

Employment Verification: Immigration, Form I-9, and E-Verify authored by

 THE CAVANAGH LAW FIRM 

Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual authored by

Fisher & Phillips


State & Federal Workplace Posters

After hearing from members frustrated by companies selling required state and federal workplace posters that were exorbitantly expensive, and worse, inaccurate or outdated, the Georgia Chamber is now providing state and federal workplace posters.Backed by the employment law expertise of member firm Troutman Sanders, the posters have been authored and packaged according to Georgia and federal guidelines – you won’t have to worry about researching the right posters for your company. Providing added risk reduction for our members, purchasers will be notified if any part of the poster needs to be updated.

Ranging from $15 for all Georgia required posters to $50 for a complete suite of required and optional State and Federal posters, these conveniently packaged and well-priced sets ensure you stay up-to-date.  With your member discount of 20%, a complete set of required and optional state and federal posters costs only $40, and individual postings start at just $8.

Click here to view all poster packages and options.

To Order:

Georgia Chamber members receive an additional 20% discount off the list price of any subscription or poster purchase with code GAinvestor17.
Online: Click here to select your posters. Please note that some Library subscriptions include posters.
By Phone: Call 855-477-4675 to place your order.


2017 Human Resources Compliance Series

The HR Compliance Series is a bi-monthly continuing education webinar curriculum that provides operations and HR professionals timely compliance and legal updates, and information on emerging issues and relevant best practices.  Each of the virtual sessions, presented by subject matter experts,  provide attendees with one hour of SHRM/HRCI credit.

For more information, including dates and topics, click here.


Human Resources Hotline

All Georgia Chamber members receive complimentary access to the HR Hotline where experienced professionals are available to answer questions and help solve real-life workplace problems. Regulatory compliance, harassment, policy matters, discharges, pay, benefits, etc. are just some of the issues covered. This benefit is offered by the Georgia Employer’s Association (www.georgiaemployers.org), an affiliate of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

To access the hotline, dial 478-722-8282.


Drugs Don’t Work Discount

State certified drug free companies in GA receive a state mandated 7.5% discount on workers’ compensation insurance. Certification is a simple, 5 step process. The application fee is only $35. The GA Chamber’s affiliate; the Council on Alcohol and Drugs assists companies statewide in meeting state certification requirements at a discounted rate for GA Chamber members. Contact Staci Wade at 404.223.2486 or at swade@livedrugfree.org for more information.

Click here to start the application.

 



Program Contact:

Lauren Gray: Lgray@gachamber.com | 404.223.2490

For Posters or Library Assistance: Call ACCR at 866.439.2227.

 

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