Dealing With Problem Employees: A Legal Guide

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Handle workplace issues legally

Are you a conscientious, well-intentioned employer with a problem employee on your hands? Then this book is for you.

Dealing With Problem Employees provides proven techniques — and more important, immediate resolutions — for how effectively manage your problem employee. Find ...

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Overview

Handle workplace issues legally

Are you a conscientious, well-intentioned employer with a problem employee on your hands? Then this book is for you.

Dealing With Problem Employees provides proven techniques — and more important, immediate resolutions — for how effectively manage your problem employee. Find out how to:

- avoid hiring problem employees
- turn problem employees into productive, valuable workers
- safely and legally terminate those employees who can’t or won’t improve
- investigate problems and complaints
- conduct performance evaluations
- apply progressive discipline
- handle severances and references
- institute effective policies and procedures

This edition is completely updated to reflect the latest employment laws in your state. It also provides sample policies, forms and checklists to help you create a trouble-free workplace.

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"Takes into account recent employment laws and has a new chapter on mediation." Reference & Research Book News

"Offers proven techniques for creating a trouble-free workplace and offers immediate fixes for handling your problem employee of the moment." Small Business Opportunities

"Make sure you cover all your bases first... this guide to legalities of evaluations, discipline, complaint investigations, terminations and service can help make sure that you do." Accounting Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413319194
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 9/30/2013
  • Edition description: Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 433,902
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy DelPo is an author and consulting editor who specializes in employment and family law issues. She brings years of criminal and civil law experience to her work at Nolo, having litigated cases in all levels of state and federal courts, including the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. She has written numerous employment law titles, including The Performance Appraisal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. DelPo currently divides her time between writing on legal issues and chasing after her busy children. DelPo received her law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lisa Guerin, an editor and author specializing in employment law, is author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, and The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws. Guerin has practiced employment law in government, public interest, and private practice where she represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts and in agency proceedings. She is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. Guerin's blog on lessons learned by employers and HR professionals on everything from hiring and firing to performance and discipline can be found at Nolo's Employment Law Blog.

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1. What’s Your Problem?
2. Employment Law Basics
3. Performance Evaluations
4. Progressive Discipline
5. Complaints and Investigations
6. Dispute Resolution Programs
7. Making the Decision to Fire
8. Planning for the Aftermath
9. Severance and Releases
10. How to Fire
11. Looking Forward
12. Researching the Law and Hiring a Lawyer
A. Appendix
Index

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