Personnel Management in the Medical Practice / Edition 2

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Covering the high points of personnel law and regulations, this book includes such topics as record keeping requirements, hiring, performance reviews, and disciplining and firing employees. This guide offers key information on all personnel issues. Learn how to manage, motivate and communicate with your staff, and build a cooperative team that provides high quality care that will make your medical practice thrive.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579472955
  • Publisher: American Medical Association
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Series: Practice Success Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Labor and Employment Laws 1
Civil and Other Rights 1
Health and Safety 12
Hours and Pay (Fair Labor Standards Act) 12
Family and Medical Leave Act 13
Immigration Laws 14
Drug-Free Workplace 15
Workers' Compensation Laws 15
Posting Requirements 16
Recordkeeping Requirements 16
2 The Employment Process 21
Hiring 21
Orientation 50
Probationary Period 52
Training the New Hire 52
Recordkeeping Requirements 55
Employment Agreements 55
"At-Will" Employment Contracts 55
Hiring Alternatives 57
3 Compensation and Benefits 69
Benefits 69
Compensation, Bonus, and Other Incentives 79
Flexible Spending Arrangements 81
4 Payroll Administration 87
Payroll Legislation 87
Mechanics of Payroll Administration 93
Records and Recordkeeping 111
Handling the Payroll Function 111
Recordkeeping Requirements and Retention Periods 114
Resources for Payroll Administration 114
5 Management of Staff 119
The Employment Relationship 119
Assessing Performance 124
Salary Administration 133
Progressive Disciplining 138
6 Policies and Procedures 155
Employee Handbook 155
Policies and Procedures Manual 160
7 Health and Safety 171
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 171
Workers' Compensation 175
Employee Health Care Benefits 179
HIPAA and the Healthcare Employer 180
Other Health and Safety Issues 182
8 Contemporary Problems in the Workplace 187
Sexual and Other Harassment 187
Violence in the Workplace 188
Misappropriation of Assets by Employees 191
Substance Abuse in the Medical Practice 191
Confidentiality 192
Cyberspace Privacy in the Workplace 193
Risk of Employment Litigation 195
Index 209
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