The Employer's Legal Handbook

Manage Your Employees & Workplace Effectively

Author: Fred S. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 2205

All the laws employers need to know! What do employers need to know about the law? Plenty! Employment laws change often. Staying on top of them is essential to running an efficient, fair workplace—and heading off expensive lawsuits. Use this comprehensive guide to find answers to workplace questions, quickly and easily. The Employer’s Legal Handbook covers all the employment law issues you need to know about, including the latest rules and best practices when it comes to: applications, interviews and hiring must-have personnel policies wage and hour laws employee discipline and performance reviews health care and other employee benefits employee taxes and payroll family and medical leave employee privacy illegal harassment and discrimination terminations, and downsizing and layoffs. The 13th edition provides updated 50-state legal information and explains the latest developments in employment law, including the effect of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision on employment matters.

The Employer's Legal Handbook

Author: Fred S. Steingold Attorney

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413314902

Category: Law

Page: 404

View: 5222

The plain-English resource every employer, manager and HR professional needs. New laws affect every aspect of being an employer -- from interviewing and hiring, to handling employee benefits to firing. The most complete guide to your legal rights and responsibilities, The Employer's Legal Handbook shows you how to comply with the most recent workplace laws and regulations, run a safe and fair workplace and avoid lawsuits. Learn everything you need to know about: Hiring: Understand the legal guidelines for hiring employees, writing job descriptions, conducting interviews and investigating applicants. Smart personnel practices: What to include in employee personnel files, employee handbooks, performance reviews and references for former employees. Wages & hours: Comply with federal and state overtime and minimum wage requirements. Employee benefits: Learn the ins and outs of wage and hour laws, retirement plans and health insurance. Workplace health and safety: Comply with OSHA requirements, and implement policies on smoking, drugs and alcohol abuse. Discrimination: Prevent sexual harassment and discrimination based on age, race, pregnancy, sexual orientation and national origin. Termination and layoffs: Avoid wrongful termination cases, conduct a final meeting and protect your business information when employees leave. Laws affecting small business practices: Everything you need to know about the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, health and safety issues, employee testing and more. The 10th edition updates the book's easy-to-use legal charts to provide your state's current employment laws.

Create Your Own Employee Handbook

A Legal & Practical Guide for Employers

Author: Lisa Guerin,Amy Delpo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 8090

Make—or update—your employee handbook today with this user-friendly guide! Every company should have an employee handbook to communicate with employees, manage workers effectively, ensure consistent treatment across the organization, and protect itself from lawsuits. But creating a handbook from scratch can be daunting—and hiring a lawyer to draft one can easily cost thousands of dollars. That where Create Your Own Employee Handbook can help. It provides everything managers or HR professionals need to create an effective handbook—or update an existing one—all in plain English. Inside, you’ll find up to date legal information, practical suggestions, and policy language on: wages and hours at-will employment time off discrimination and harassment email, social media, mobile devices, and other workplace technology drugs and alcohol complaints and investigations workplace privacy, and much more. The 8th edition is completely updated to include state law changes affecting employer policies, such as meal and rest breaks; minimum wage laws (including rules for restaurant servers and other employees who receive cash tips); smoking in the workplace; drug and alcohol testing; discrimination; jury duty; family and medical leave; and much more. The 8th edition also covers the latest rules and practices for workplace technology (including employee posts on personal or business social media sites and use of employee-owned smart phones for work).

Dealing With Problem Employees

A Legal Guide

Author: Amy Delpo,Lisa Guerin

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413319203

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 1821

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.

Manager's Legal Handbook,The

Author: Lisa Guerin,Sachi Barreiro

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 8561

Packed with all the information supervisors and managers need, The Manager’s Legal Handbook is the perfect resource for avoiding legal trouble when dealing with employees. It covers everything from hiring to firing, including wages and hours, workplace privacy, time off from work, protecting company trade secrets, performance evaluations, discipline, and much more. Designed for busy managers and HR professionals who need answers quickly, The Manager's Legal Handbook provides answers to frequently asked questions about every aspect of employment law. It also provides up-to-date information on the laws of every state.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

Author: Robert W. Kolb

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483381536

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 4072

View: 4474

Thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Second Edition explores current topics, such as mass social media, cookies, and cyber-attacks, as well as traditional issues including accounting, discrimination, environmental concerns, and management. The new edition also includes an in-depth examination of current and recent ethical affairs, such as the dangerous work environments of off-shore factories for Western retailers, the negligence resulting in the 2010 BP oil spill, the gender wage gap, the minimum wage debate and increasing income disparity and the unparalleled level of debt in the U.S. and other countries with the challenges it presents to many societies and the considerable impact on the ethics of intergenerational wealth transfers. Key Features Include: Seven volumes, available in both electronic and print formats, contain more than 1,200 signed entries by significant figures in the field Cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students to in-depth resources Thematic Reader's Guide groups related entries by general topics Index allows for thorough browse-and-search capabilities in the electronic edition

Smart Policies for Workplace Technologies

Email, Social Media, Cell Phones & More

Author: Lisa Guerin

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323537

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1715

Revised edition of the author's Smart policies for workplace technologies, 2015.

Heikle Gespräche

Worauf es ankommt, wenn viel auf dem Spiel steht

Author: Kerry Patterson,Al Switzler,Joseph Grenny,Ron McMillan

Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3709402522

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 2595

Der New-York-Times-Bestseller in der 2. Auflage Ob am Arbeitsplatz, in der Partnerschaft, der Familie oder im Freundeskreis, wir alle kommen hin und wieder in die Lage, heikle Dinge offen ansprechen zu müssen. Aber wer führt schon gern Gespräche, bei denen Meinungsverschiedenheiten, Einwände und Ärger vorprogrammiert sind? Viele Menschen schrecken davor zurück, weil sie nicht wissen, wie sie sich in solchen Situationen richtig verhalten sollen. Genau dabei hilft dieses Buch. Der Bestseller liefert praktische Tipps und Techniken und zeigt nun bereits in der zweiten, überarbeiteten Auflage, wie man schwierige Gespräche konstruktiv meistert und auch über unangenehme Themen gelassen diskutiert.

Workplace Law Handbook 2011

Employment Law and Human Resources

Author: Alex Davies

Publisher: Workplace Law Group

ISBN: 1905766882

Category:

Page: 552

View: 9741

The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations

A Step-By-Step Guide to Handling Employee Complaints & Problems

Author: Lisa Guerin

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322743

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 9602

The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations will help any manager, supervisor, or Human Resources professional sort out workplace problems, quickly and effectively. Use this affordable, step-by-step guide to investigate, document, and resolve every kind of workplace problem, from discrimination and harassment to employee theft and workplace violence. Get the facts on: deciding whether to investigate choosing an investigator interviewing and gathering evidence evaluating the evidence documenting the investigation taking action and following up This thorough guide provides all of the forms, sample policies, checklists, and sample documentation that employers need to conduct a successful investigation that will stand up in court. This edition also incorporates the latest legal developments in employment law, including updated 50-state charts on common workplace issues, Supreme Court decisions on discrimination and harassment, and more. Plus, you’ll be able to download forms and listen to sample interviews and scenarios online.

A Legal Guide to Doing Business in the Asia-Pacific

Author: Albert Vincent Y. Yu Chang,Andrew Thorson

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604428438

Category: Law

Page: 500

View: 3164

This book provides domestic law expertise, on-the-ground experience, and a global perspective of 14 countries and jurisdictions (Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) and addresses topics such as: establishing a business presence; foreign investments; operational issues; litigation and dispute resolution; and developing an exit strategy.

Die Regeln des Managements

Author: Richard Templar

Publisher: books4success

ISBN: 3941493337

Category: Self-Help

Page: 250

View: 2616

Manche Zeitgenossen scheinen als perfekte Manager auf die Welt gekommen zu sein. Scheinbar spielend bewältigen sie die Fallstricke der Büropolitik, kümmern sich um die Probleme ihrer Mitarbeiter und haben auch mit nahezu unerreichbaren Zielen und endlosen Massen an Arbeit keine Probleme. Sie sagen und tun das Richtige und kommen mit jeder Situation zurecht. Wie schaffen sie das? Die Antwort ist einfach: Sie kennen die Regeln - die Regeln des Managements. Enthüllt werden diese Regeln nun von Richard Templar in seinem neuen Werk "Regeln des Managements". Der Bestsellerautor beschreibt, wie man als Manager andere behandeln und sich selbst verhalten soll. Wie schon in den vorangegangenen Bänden seiner Bestseller-Serie bringt Templar das komplexe Thema in 100 einfachen Regeln auf den Punkt. Locker geschrieben und sehr informativ - lesen Sie und werden Sie erfolgreich!

Nonprofit's Guide to Human Resources, The

Managing Your Employees & Volunteers

Author: Jan Masaoka

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413313752

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 375

View: 4480

"Provides the legal information for those in charge of human resources at small to medium 501(c)(3) organizations. It explains how to identify, face and resolve daily legal issues related to hiring, compensation, letting employees go, dealing with volunteers, and communicating with employees"--Provided by publisher.

Transgender Employees in the Workplace

A Guide for Employers

Author: Jennie Kermode

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784505447

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 5290

Respect and understanding between colleagues is essential in any healthy, productive, equal-opportunities workplace. But as an employer, are you aware of the specific needs of transgender employees and applicants? This concise volume is the essential introduction for any employer on how to work effectively and respectfully with transgender employees, without asking the employee inappropriate or personal questions. In simple terms, it explains what it means to be transgender, the common challenges transgender people experience, and how you can best support transgender employees in their roles, and in their relationships with colleagues and clients. The book clarifies employers' legal responsibilities towards employees, offers practical solutions to bullying, and provides information on health and safety as well as medical issues such as surgeries and hormone therapy. The glossary of terms elucidates the finer points, such as the correct language to use with the employee, and the crucial differences between transgender identities, including gender variant and non-binary. By improving professional relationships company-wide and promoting your employees' wellbeing, this book will ultimately assist you in building a happier and higher-performing work force.

The Employee Performance Handbook

Smart Strategies for Coaching Employees

Author: Margaret Mader Clark,Lisa Guerin

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

View: 3167

Everything you need to coach employees and get troubled performers back on track Confronting employees about poor performance is an ordeal dreaded by managers and HR pros everywhere. The possibility of emotional outbursts—and the specter of a lawsuit—leave many would-be disciplinarians at a loss. The Employee Performance Handbook is a complete how-to guide for employee discipline. Packed with practical and legal advice, this book offers smart strategies that will help you improve employee performance and avoid legal trouble. You’ll learn how to: identify problems early on decide when discipline is necessary choose the right response to a problem engage employees in improving performance collaborate with employees to come up with solutions fire employees when necessary protect against wrongful termination lawsuits With Downloadable Forms You can download sample policies, sample forms, checklists, skills-building exercises, and more, at nolo.com (details inside).

The Oxford Handbook of Conflict Management in Organizations

Author: William K. Roche,Paul Teague,Alexander J. S. Colvin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019162456X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 750

View: 1463

New ways of managing conflict are increasingly important features of work and employment in organizations. In the book the world's leading scholars in the field examine a range of innovative alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practices, drawing on international research and scholarship and covering both case studies of major exemplars and developments in countries in different parts of the global economy. Developments in the management of individual and collective conflict at work are addressed, as are innovations in both unionized and non-union organizations and in the private and public sectors. New practices for managing conflict in organizations are set in the context of trends in workplace conflict and perspectives on how conflict should be understood and addressed. Part 1 examines the changing context of conflict management by addressing the main frameworks for understanding conflict management, the trend in conflict at work, developments in employment rights, and the influence of HRM on conflict management. Part 2 covers the main approaches to conflict management in organizations, addressing both conventional and alternative approaches to conflict resolution. Conventional grievance handling and third-party processes in conflict resolution are examined as well as the main ADR practices, including conflict management in non-union firms, the role of the organizational ombudsman, mediation, interest-based bargaining, line and supervisory management, and the concept of conflict management systems. Part 3 presents case studies of exemplars and innovators in the field, covering mediation in the US postal service, interest-based bargaining at Kaiser-Permanente, 'med-arb' in the New Zealand Police, and judicial mediation in UK employment tribunals. Part 4 covers international developments in conflict management in Germany, Japan, The United States, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and China. This Handbook gives a comprehensive overview of this growing field, which has seen an huge increase in programmes of study in university business and law schools and in executive education programmes.

Academic and Workplace Sexual Harassment

A Handbook of Cultural, Social Science, Management, and Legal Perspectives

Author: Michele Antoinette Paludi,Carmen A. Paludi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313325168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 619

Combines social science, legal, and management approaches to combat sexual harassment in schools and workplaces.

Effective Workplace Solutions

Author: Barney Jordaan

Publisher: Siber Ink

ISBN: 1928309100

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 6245

This must-have title on employment law in South Africa brings a cool and calm perspective to the often bewildering world of employment relations. Looking at the practicalities of labour law, employment relations, and dispute resolution in an easy and clear manner, this title provides clear SOLUTIONS to the problems that line managers, HR/ER managers and employers are likely to encounter in the workplace. Written by two highly experienced practitioners in the field of employment law, employment relations and dispute resolution, EFFECTIVE WORKPLACE SOLUTIONS is an indispensable guide for anyone who plays an active role in the management of the modern South African work environment.

The Social Media Handbook

Rules, Policies, and Best Practices to Successfully Manage Your Organization's Social Media Presence, Posts, and Potential

Author: Nancy Flynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118206819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 9225

The Social Media Handbook is a comprehensive risk and compliancemanagement toolkit that walks employers step-by-step through theprocess of developing and implementing effective social mediapolicy and compliance management programs that are designed tominimize—and in some cases prevent—social networkingand web 2.0 risks and other electronic disasters. Throughout this important resource Nancy Flynn (aninternationally recognized expert on workplace social media) offersa guide to best practices for creating safe, effective, andcompliant electronic business communications. The book contains athorough review of the risks inherent in employees' social mediause and content and explores how organizations can help managebehavior, mitigate risks, and maximize compliance through theimplementation of strategic social media compliance managementprograms. These programs combine written policies, supported bycomprehensive employee education and are enforced byproven-effective technology tools. Once these policies and programsare in place employers can safely take advantage of the marketingand communications benefits offered by social media. Covering a wealth of material, the book includes vitalinformation on topics such as social media and the law; managingrecords and e-discovery compliantly; regulatory compliance; privacyand security; blog risks and compliance rules; mobile devices drivesocial media risks; a seven-step plan for social media policy andcompliance management; conducting a social media audit; creatingsocial media policies; content rules and compliance; policycompliance and education; reputation management; and more. In addition to addressing pertinent topics on risk management,the book contains cautionary, real-life social networking disasterstories that show how organizations can lose revenue andreputations, reveals how employees can lose jobs, and explains howindividuals can face public humiliation. The Social Media Handbook is a hands-on guide written for humanresource professionals, information technology managers, legalprofessionals, compliance officers, records managers, and otherswho need to manage today's technology tools with up-to-dateemployment rules.

Employment Law and Human Resources Handbook 2012

Author: Workplace Law Group

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749466405

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 606

View: 2275

The Employment Law and Human Resources Handbook 2012 provides you with all the essential information you need on legislation, regulation, policy, case law and best practice. Information is presented in plain English, and broken down into separate A-Z sections containing legislative summaries, key points, handy fact boxes and sources of further information. All the guidance is written and compiled by our team of expert authors, including top law firms, HR consultants and regulatory bodies. Workplace Law's Employment Law and Human Resources Handbook is aimed at all those with an interest in the employment and HR aspects of the workplace, and so our readership consists mainly of HR managers, officers and directors, Personnel managers, as well as General Managers and Directors of small businesses.