Dealing with Problem Employees: A Legal Guide / Edition 2

Dealing with Problem Employees: A Legal Guide / Edition 2

by Amy DelPo, Lisa Guerin
     
 

An employer’s nightmare? Problem employees, of course. But in today’s world, many business owners, supervisors and managers often want to work effectively with difficult employees rather than fire them—and Dealing With Problem Employees shows them how. See more details below

Overview

An employer’s nightmare? Problem employees, of course. But in today’s world, many business owners, supervisors and managers often want to work effectively with difficult employees rather than fire them—and Dealing With Problem Employees shows them how.

This book combines the practical and legal information employers need.  Providing a plain-English overview of employment law, Dealing With Problem Employees also shows readers how to:

*head off potential problems and conflicts

*recognize who is and isn’t a problem employee

*evaluate the circumstances

*investigate problems and complaints

*conduct performance evaluations

*apply progressive discipline

*suspend employees, if necessary

*terminate employment

*deal with the results of termination

*handle severances and references

*avoid legal trouble

 

The 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the latest employment laws in every state. It includes a new chapter on how to avoid hiring problem employees in the first place, and provides sample policies to help give you a trouble-free workplace.

NOTE: This book does not cover hiring or layoffs. For more information on these topics, see The Employer’s Legal Handbook, published by Nolo.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873379687
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
554
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

 Introduction

1.   What’s Your Problem?

2.   Employment Law Basics

3.   Performance Evaluations

4.   Progressive Discipline

5.   Complaints and Investigations

6.   Making the Decision to Fire

7.   Planning For The Aftermath

8.   Severance and Releases

9.   How to Fire

10.  Looking Forward

11.  Hiring a Lawyer

Appendix

·         Federal Agencies Enforcing Workplace Laws

·         Federal Fair Employment Laws

·         State Laws Prohibiting Discrimination in Private Employment

·         State Agencies that Enforce Laws Prohibiting Discrimination in Employment

·         State Labor Departments

·         State Departments of Insurance

·         State OSHA Laws

·         State OSHA Offices

Index

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