Federal Employment Laws is a plainEnglish guide to the 20 most important federal laws dealing with employment issues. It provides all the information you need on each of the major federal employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and more_Each chapter covers a separate law, giving readers a digest of the law's most important features_ Topics covered includewhich businesses must comply with the lawwhat each law allows and prohibitswhere to find the text of the law important court decisions about each law practical tips to stay within the scope of the law which federal agency enforces each law resources for further research and informationA musthave resource for reference librarians, human resources professionals and business owners
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Nolo's successful formula for creating law books for lay audiences combines user-friendly formatting and attorney authors with intuitive organizational schemes. Nolo books include information on variances in the laws from state to state, and readers can go to the publisher's web site to learn about changes in the law. Typically, there are abundant lists of additional resources and appendixes or accompanying CD-ROMs with self-help forms or checklists. These three new titles exemplify these traits. With Divorce, attorney and mediator Doskow covers the before, during, and after of divorce, counseling readers on the types of divorces, how to make decisions about living arrangements and the division of property, and how custody decisions are made. She advocates minimizing conflict but includes sections on domestic violence and kidnapping if the worst happens. Appendixes contain state-to-state grounds for divorce and financial inventory forms. Federal Employment Laws, published in cooperation with the Society for Human Resource Management, is designed as a tool for human resources officers. Organized in chapters by the 20 most important federal employment laws, it covers such issues as discrimination, disabilities, workplace safety, and equal pay. Employment law specialists Guerin and DelPo provide an overview of the intent and application of each statute and explain how it is enforced. Compliance sections in each chapter help employers understand what they must report, the records they must keep, and what penalties might befall them if they fail to comply. There are extensive lists of contacts for applicable government agencies. In Finding Great Tenants, landlord/tenant lawyer Portman pairs business and legal advice for those who own or manage rental property. She helps readers with everything from conducting an open house to screening tenants without engaging in discrimination. Portman covers the legalities involved in obtaining credit, criminal background, and Megan's Law reports. Her advice on negotiating with tenants and evaluating applications and credit reports will be particularly useful to new landlords. An accompanying CD-ROM includes 40 common forms of agreement or correspondence. All three titles are available as e-books and are recommended for public libraries.-Joan Pedzich, Harris Beach, PLLC, Rochester, NY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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"Compliance sections in each chapter help employers understand what they must report, the records they must keep, and what penalties might befall them if they fail to comply." Library Journal
"[This] clear, informative condensation of this vast and complex subject is probably the best available..." American Reference Books Annual "A very thorough, very usable handbook for HR. " Attorney Maria Greco Danaher,Chair, Employment and Labor Law Group,Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, PC
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[This] clear, informative condensation of this vast and complex subject is probably the best available...
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.
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. Ms. DelPo currently divides her time between writing on legal issues and chasing after her busy children. Ms. DelPo received her law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.