Create a handbook for employees, spelling out your company's benefits, policies and procedures using this practical legal guide Every company, no matter how big or small, needs to provide workers with an employee handbook. Create Your Own Employee Handbook gives you the information and policies all managers, HR professionals and business owners need to create their own reader friendly guide, no matter what state you live in. Each chapter covers a different topic, including: . at will employment . hiring . pay and payroll . workdays and hours . performance evaluations . benefits . discrimination and harassment . complaints and investigations . leave . health and safety . substance abuse . privacy in the workplace . discipline You'll get the lowdown on the legal and practical considerations that apply to each topic in your state, plus sample policies that you can use as is or tailor to meet your needs. You can even cut and paste the language you need to complete your own handbook instantly. This edition is completely updated to reflect recent changes to federal and state law, and covers emerging workplace issues such as healthcare reform law and social networking policies. Download forms for book at nolo.com.
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.
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 federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) helps employees balance the demands of work and family. But the law can be hard to apply in the real world. Questions about eligibility, coverage, notice and certification requirements, administering leave, reinstating benefits, and much more can challenge even the most experienced managers. This book has the plain-English answers to all of your tough questions about the FMLA, including recent amendments and new regulations that expand the law's scope. It provides detailed information, real-life examples, sample forms, and tools to help you meet your legal obligations. The 4th edition covers all the latest changes to the FMLA, including new regulations on military family leave, proposed regulations on same-sex couples, new cases defining key terms, and updated information on state family and medical leave laws.
The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws explains the 20 most important federal laws dealing with employment issues a must have book for any HR professional, manager or entrepreneur. Get the facts on: . which business must comply with each law . where to find the text of each law . which federal agency enforces each law . what each law allows and prohibits . practical tips to remain within the scope of the law . resources for further research and information Find the information you need about these major laws in plain English: . Americans With Disabilities Act . Age Discrimination in Employment Act . Equal Pay Act . Family and Medical Leave Act . Pregnancy Discrimination Act . and much more Stay ahead of the game and protect your company and yourself get The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws. This edition has been updated to reflect the latest laws and U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including new information on the expansion of FMLA provisions on military leave, ADA regulations, discrimination, and reforms to the Sarbanes Oxley Act.
Navigating an employer's obligations under federal employments laws can be confusing and overwhelming. The FMLA, ADA, FLSA, NLRA--it can be difficult just to keep the acronyms straight! With the The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, you'll learn the ins and outs of the 20 major federal employment laws, including: which businesses must comply with each law what each law allows and prohibits which federal agency enforces each law and practical tips to remain within the scope of the law Each chapter is dedicated to explaining and demystifying one federal employment law, including: the Americans with Disabilities Act the Family and Medical Leave Act the Fair Labor Standards Act the National Labor Relations Act the Equal Pay Act and much more Stay ahead of the game and protect your company and yourself--get The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws.
Investigate and resolve common workplace complaints and problems The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations is both a legal and practical book, packed with tips and strategies that will help you sort out your workplace problems, quickly, and effectively. Use this affordable, step by step guide to investigate and resolve every kind of workplace problem, including common issues such as harassment, employee theft, and workplace violence. This thorough guide provides all the plain English forms, sample policies, checklists, and sample documentation that managers, supervisors, business owners, and human resources professionals need to conduct a successful investigation that will stand up in court. 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 edition of The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations incorporates the latest legal developments in employment law, including changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and important Supreme Court decisions on discrimination, retaliation, and more. Plus, you'll get all the legal forms you need, as well as sample audio interviews and scenarios. Forms are available to download at nolo.com.
Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations, The: A Step-By-Step Guide to Handling Employee Complaints & Problemsby Lisa Guerin
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.
For business owners, managers and supervisors who need answers NOW. A user-friendly and handy reference tool that's written in Nolo's non-jargon style, Everyday Employment Law will be the book that owners and managers reach for when they need answers to their questions about hiring, firing and everything in between. Filled with dozens of resources, online and off, it provides answers to FAQs, concise answers, tips that work, traps to avoid, real-world interviews and information, plus 50-state legal charts, so readers can find the answers they need quickly and easily.
All the legal information supervisors need 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 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 8th edition is completely updated to reflect changes to discrimination laws, overtime rules, workplace email policies, and more. It also provides updated information on the laws of each state.
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 quick answers to the questions that managers encounter every day. And it's packed with real-life examples and helpful, practical tips. It points readers to dozens of resources, online and off, and includes updated 50-state legal charts and sections on setting pay and communicating with employees.
Nolo's Guide to California Law explains the laws that affect you every day. Inside, you'll find hundreds of topics organized into easy-to-find categories. Just look up a legal issue--you'll find a clear explanation of what you need to know. Get the scoop on: courts and lawsuits, families and children, employee rights, government benefits, inheritance and wills, small business, traffic and vehicles, debts and credit, serious illness, landlords and tenants, small businesses, and more. The revised 9th edition is completely updated, and now covers domestic partnerships, employment protections, consumer privacy--and more!
If your pastime and passion has started bringing in money, you may be wondering, "Am I in business-and if so, how do I run it?" Feeling nervous? Don't! Thousands of people who knew absolutely nothing about business are now reaping the benefits of their hard work, and experiencing the satisfaction of succeeding on their own. You can, too-and Whoops.' I'm in Bus/ness will show you how. Let it guide you through the issues all entrepreneurs face, from deciding whether this is the right kind of work for you, to making a tidy profit. Packed with practical tips, resources and the stories of people who made the transition from business newbie to successful entrepreneur!
The most complete handbook on workplace laws ever published -- a must-have for every employee. Your Rights in the Workplace covers everything from rules for hiring and getting paid through losing a job and unemployment benefits -- all in plain English. Get the facts on: - illegal firings and layoffs - challenging a job loss - wages and hours - privacy on your email and voice mail - family and medical leave - on-the-job safety and health - health insurance and retirement plans - workplace testing - sexual harassment - discrimination - unemployment, disability and workers' compensation insurance This edition is completely updated to provide the latest legislation and case law that affects employees in all 50 states, including changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), new rules on COBRA continuation of health insurance, and the new Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). This book also addresses HIV/AIDS, privacy rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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