The Manager's Legal Handbook / Edition 5
  • The Manager's Legal Handbook / Edition 5
  • The Manager's Legal Handbook / Edition 5

The Manager's Legal Handbook / Edition 5

by Amy DelPo, Lisa Guerin
     
 

The quick reference to employment law for anyone who oversees workers. Whether you're managing workers or working in the HR department, The Manager's Legal Handbook is the perfect introduction to supervising employees and independent contractors safely and legally. Need some information about overtime? Want some useful ideas on workplace policies? Have a question

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Overview

The quick reference to employment law for anyone who oversees workers. Whether you're managing workers or working in the HR department, The Manager's Legal Handbook is the perfect introduction to supervising employees and independent contractors safely and legally. Need some information about overtime? Want some useful ideas on workplace policies? Have a question about trade secrets and need the answer now? This one-of-a-kind book provides everything you need to stay within the bounds of the law, including: frequently asked questions concise articles helpful tips "lessons from the real world" dozens of resources, online and off Designed for managers and supervisors who need answers quickly, as well as professionals pursuing a career in human resources, The Manager's Legal Handbook covers hiring, firing and everything in between. The 5th edition incorporates the latest legal changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act, and covers recent Supreme Court decisions on retaliation. It also includes more detailed information about layoffs, setting pay and communicating with employees.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413310702
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
12/11/2009
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Navigating the Maze of Employment Law
How to Use This Book

Additional Resources

1. Hiring
Advertisements
Interviews
Making Promises
Applicants With Disabilities
Testing Applicants
Background Checks
Young Workers
Offer Letters
Written Employment Contracts

2. Compensation and Hours
The Fair Labor Standards Act
Deciding What to Pay People
The Minimum Wage
Overtime
Travel Time
On-Call Time
Flexible Work Schedules
Pay Docking and Unpaid Suspensions
Garnishments
Equal Pay
Record Keeping Requirements

3. Discrimination
Antidiscrimination Laws
Race and National Origin
Age
Gender, Pregnancy, and Sexual Harassment
Sexual Orientation
Religion
Disability
Genetics

4. Personnel Basics
Personnel Policies and the Law
At-Will Employment
Employee Handbooks
Preventing Sexual Harassment
Communicating With Employees Effectively
Performance Appraisal
Creating and Maintaining Personnel Files
Family-Friendly Workplace Policies

5. Time Off
Vacation and Sick Leave
Family and Medical Leave
Pregnancy and Parental Leave
Jury Duty and Voting
Military Leave
Other Types of Leave

6. Privacy
The Right to Privacy
Testing Current Employees
Electronic Monitoring
Off-Duty Conduct
Workplace Searches

7. Health and Safety
Health and Safety Laws
Workers' Compensation
Smoking
Drugs and Alcohol

8. Unions
The National Labor Relations Act
Representation Elections and Organizing Campaigns
Election Statements
Shop Talk
Union Shops and Union Dues
Collective Bargaining
Company Unionsand Employee Committees
Strikes

9. Independent Contractors
Classifying Workers
Benefits and Drawbacks of Using Independent Contractors
Important Documents When Hiring Independent Contractors
Written Agreements With Independent Contractors
Copyright Ownership

10. Trade Secrets
The Law of Trade Secrets
Protecting Trade Secrets
Nondisclosure Agreements
Noncompete Agreements
Nonsolicitation Agreements
Hiring From Competitors

11. Handling Workplace Problems
Disciplining Workers
Investigating Complaints
Retaliation
Workplace Violence
Liability for an Employee's Bad Acts

12. Firing and Layoffs
Illegal Reasons for Firing Employees
Firing Employees With Employment Contracts
Making the Decision to Fire
How to Fire
Before Conducting a Layoff
Making the Cut
Conducting a Layoff

13. Departing Workers
References
What to Tell Coworkers When an Employee Leaves
Health Insurance
Severance
Releases
Unemployment Benefits

Appendix: Resources
Internet Resources
Federal Agencies That Enforce Workplace Laws
Departments of Labor
Agencies That Enforce Laws Prohibiting Discrimination in Employment
State OSHA Laws and Offices

Index

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