Manager's Legal Handbook,The

Manager's Legal Handbook,The

by Lisa Guerin, Sachi Barreiro

Paperback(Ninth Edition)

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Successfully manage employees while avoiding legal traps

If you supervise employees or independent contractors, The Manager’s Legal Handbook is the perfect resource.

Need information about overtime? Want useful ideas on workplace policies? Have a question about trade secrets and need the answer now? This book provides everything you need to stay within the bounds of the law, including information on:

  • hiring
  • discrimination and harassment
  • wages and hours
  • privacy
  • time off
  • workplace policies, and
  • firing and layoffs.

Designed for managers, business owners, and human resources professionals who need answers on the go, The Manager’s Legal Handbook covers the most common issues employers face.

The 9th edition is completely updated to reflect changes to discrimination laws, overtime rules, trade secret laws, and more. It also provides updated information on the laws of each state, including paid sick leave and paid family leave laws.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413324648
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 12/30/2017
Edition description: Ninth Edition
Pages: 536
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lisa Guerin is the author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, Workplace Investigations, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. 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.

Sachi Barreiro is a legal editor at Nolo, specializing in employment law and workers’ compensation law. She writes and edits articles for,, and other affiliated websites. In addition to editing several Nolo books, she is a coauthor of The Manager’s Legal Handbook and The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws. Before joining Nolo, Sachi practiced employment law and personal injury law at San Francisco law firms. Sachi received her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude.JD

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1. Hiring
2. Compensation and Hours
3. Discrimination
4. Personnel Basics
5. Time Off
6. Privacy
7. Health and Safety
8. Unions
9. Independent Contractors
10. Trade Secrets
11. Handling Workplace Problems
12. Firing Employees
13. Layoffs
14. Departing Workers


As a manager or HR professional, it can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of federal and state employment laws. This book provides an overview of the most common employment issues that you’re likely to deal with on a day-to-day basis. Every chapter is divided into a discrete topic, so you can pick it up on the go as issues arise. You’ll learn how to manage employees fairly and legally and avoid costly employee lawsuits.

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