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Illinois Employment Forms – NEW April 1, 2014

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with SmithAmundsen, LLC, has assembled more than 169 forms in a 390 page book for Illinois employers to use in managing their human resources, everything from interviewing prospective employees to terminating departing employees.  Save yourself some time and start your document preparation process by finding the applicable form in this book and easily revising it to fit your needs and the unique culture of your business.

Employment Law Forms also includes expert advice from employment law attorneys with SmithAmundsen LLC.  2nd Edition published April 2014;  390 pages including detailed table of contents and full index.

Information and forms include:

– Interview checklists – Employment Applications
– Hiring and orientation
– Appropriate/inappropriate interview questions
– Record-keeping requirements (FMLA, Rehabilitation Act, Affirmative Action, Child Labor)
– Employee data record forms
– Reference and background check forms
– Job descriptions and their content
– General recommendations on personnel files and records
– The EEO-1 form
– Payroll Deductions
– Pension and profit-sharing plans
– Performance evaluations
– Discipline documentation
– Employment termination
– Liability forms
– Employer compensation agreements
– Claim status reports for medical exams Workers’ Compensation

Plus commentary on state and federal employment law issues, such as

– Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA)
– Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
– Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
– Accommodations
– Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) – Employment-At-Will
– Equal Pay Act
– Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
– Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
– Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)
– Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1968 (IRCA)
– The Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964



Illinois EmploymIlEmpLaw-3rdEd_Cover_lowresent Law Handbook
Now Available

The Illinois Chamber and the law firm of SmithAmundsen LLC, have partnered to provide Illinois employers with an up-to-date, easy-to-use reference guide.

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce provides this user-friendly guide for employers who must comply with every state and federal employment law.  The Employment Law Handbook also includes expert legal advice on a number of employment law topics from Illinois-based law firm SmithAmundsen LLC.

Originally Published in 2007, updated June 2013; 550 pages with detailed table of contents and full index.

Information and Forms Include:

Employment at Will

Written Employment Contracts
Hiring Process Issues
Employment Discrimination
Workplace Harassment
Independent Contractors/Contingent Workers and Temporary Labor
Affirmative Action and EEOC Reporting Requirements
Privacy in the Workplace
Post-Hire Employment Practices
Personnel Files
Mandatory Workplace Posters and Record Retention
Wage and Hour Requirements
State and Federal Child Labor Laws
Employee Benefits – Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases
Unemployment Compensation
Leaves of Absence
Veterans’ Reemployment Rights
National Labor Relations Act and Labor Relations
Reductions in Force, Plant Closings and Mass Layoffs
Alcohol and Other drugs in the workplace

$189.00 – Printed Copy

$169.00 – Online Annual Subscription 

Get both the hard copy and the annual online book for only $286.40 (20% discount when purchased at the same time.

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