The Employer s Legal Handbook

Author: Fred S. Steingold
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323993
Release Date: 2017-05-29
Genre: Business & Economics

A comprehensive guide to the major legal issues facing employers, from hiring to firing (and everything in between). In Nolo’s plain-English style, this bestseller cuts through the legalese to provide all the information business owners and managers need to know to avoid legal problems and treat employees fairly.

Create Your Own Employee Handbook

Author: Lisa Guerin
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323986
Release Date: 2017-05-10
Genre: Business & Economics

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

Author: Amy Delpo
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413324426
Release Date: 2017-09-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Manage employee problems, legally and effectively Every workplace has occasional problems with employees. This book is packed with the legal and practical information you need to handle all kinds of issues—from small corrective actions to major problems that put your company at risk. It provides proven techniques—and immediate solutions. Find out how to quickly and legally: manage performance issues investigate problems and complaints help problem employees get back on track lay the groundwork for termination handle severances and references avoid discrimination and other types of lawsuits, and avoid hiring problem employees in the future. The 9th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest employment laws in every state. It provides sample policies, forms, and checklists to help you at every step.

Nolo s Quick LLC

Author: Anthony Mancuso
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323481
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Get LLC answers and learn the basics of limited liability companies If you run your own business, you've probably heard about limited liability companies. Business owners who operate LLCs aren't personally liable for business debts, so their personal assets are generally not at risk. But is forming an LLC right for you? Nolo's Quick LLC provides essential information for business owners in every state. In plain English, it explains the advantages and drawbacks of forming an LLC -- including limiting your personal liability. Find out about: the unique legal features of LLCs, including limited personal liability for owners who should and shouldn't -- form an LLC how to choose among an LLC, corporation, partnership or other business form choosing between a member-run or a manager-run LLC how LLCs are taxed how to manage multiple-owner LLCs, and the ongoing legal and tax paperwork that's required. Practical, concise and easy to read, this edition of Nolo's Quick LLC provides the latest facts, figures and updated tax information you'll need to know about this structure for your small business

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

Author: Robert W. Kolb
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483381534
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Business & Economics

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

PHR SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide

Author: Sandra M. Reed
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118289174
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: Business & Economics

If you want to validate your skills as a Human Resources profession, you need to earn your PHR or SPHR certification. This guide will help you prepare for the 2012 exams, covering the key functional areas with which you need to be familiar.

The Social Media Handbook

Author: Nancy Flynn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118206812
Release Date: 2012-01-18
Genre: Business & Economics

The Social Media Handbook is a comprehensive risk and compliance management toolkit that walks employers step-by-step through the process of developing and implementing effective social media policy and compliance management programs that are designed to minimize—and in some cases prevent—social networking and web 2.0 risks and other electronic disasters. Throughout this important resource Nancy Flynn (an internationally recognized expert on workplace social media) offers a guide to best practices for creating safe, effective, and compliant electronic business communications. The book contains a thorough review of the risks inherent in employees' social media use and content and explores how organizations can help manage behavior, mitigate risks, and maximize compliance through the implementation of strategic social media compliance management programs. These programs combine written policies, supported by comprehensive employee education and are enforced by proven-effective technology tools. Once these policies and programs are in place employers can safely take advantage of the marketing and communications benefits offered by social media. Covering a wealth of material, the book includes vital information on topics such as social media and the law; managing records and e-discovery compliantly; regulatory compliance; privacy and security; blog risks and compliance rules; mobile devices drive social media risks; a seven-step plan for social media policy and compliance management; conducting a social media audit; creating social media policies; content rules and compliance; policy compliance and education; reputation management; and more. In addition to addressing pertinent topics on risk management, the book contains cautionary, real-life social networking disaster stories that show how organizations can lose revenue and reputations, reveals how employees can lose jobs, and explains how individuals can face public humiliation. The Social Media Handbook is a hands-on guide written for human resource professionals, information technology managers, legal professionals, compliance officers, records managers, and others who need to manage today's technology tools with up-to-date employment rules.

The Employer s Handbook 2015 16

Author: Barry Cushway
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749474140
Release Date: 2015-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

The Employer's Handbook 2015-16 has established itself as a source of reliable, unambiguous guidance for all small- to medium-sized employers, clearly identifying the legal essentials and best-practice guidelines for effective people management. The book is a comprehensive source of hands-on advice on the increasingly complex legal framework now governing UK employment law, including guidelines on age discrimination legislation and the latest employment tribunal procedures. Coverage includes recruitment, contracts, benefits, performance management, maternity and paternity rights, personnel records and data protection, terminating employment, and ensuring the health, safety and welfare of employees and pension obligations. It also provides access to a unique set of downloadable templates, forms and policy documents for dealing with key employment issues.

The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations

Author: Lisa Guerin
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322743
Release Date: 2016-05-02
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Transgender Employees in the Workplace

Author: Jennie Kermode
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784505448
Release Date: 2017-09-21
Genre: Social Science

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 Employer s Legal Advisor

Author: Thomas M. HANNA
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814400708
Release Date: 2007-03-07
Genre: Business & Economics

It has become the bane of every employer’s existence: the dreaded lawsuit from a disgruntled employee. Accusations of discrimination, sexual harassment, and unlawful firing are just a few of the charges that can make managers and HR professionals feel powerless and overwhelmed. The Employer’s Legal Advisor will help employers deal with such challenging situations -- and stop the wasted time, major expense, and low morale a legal action will cause. Renowned attorney Thomas Hanna has more than 40 years of experience representing high-profile businesses and winning hundreds of cases. Now he reveals practical advice for reducing the possibility of a lawsuit and for winning a case if it does go to court. Readers will discover how to: * Investigate problems and learn why they happen. * Handle problem employees effectively. * Keep thorough documentation during a disciplinary action. * Know when and how to work with an attorney. * Avoid illegal use of e-mail, video monitoring, and other devices to "snoop" on employees. * Be an effective witness if a case comes to trial.

Smart Policies for Workplace Technologies

Author: Lisa Guerin
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413323542
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Worried that your company’s employees might post trade secrets on Facebook, send harassing email, or text while driving on company business? Advances in workplace technology bring big benefits in productivity and connectivity, but they come at the cost of legal exposure. To protect your company, you need to develop clear, specific technology policies--or update the ones you already have. Smart Policies for Workplace Technologies provides all the information, advice, and sample language you need to develop clear and effective rules for employee use of: cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices social media, such as Twitter and Facebook email and Internet use company and personal blogs, and much more. Smart Policies for Workplace Technologies keeps your business safe, online and off. Packed with sample policies, practical advice, and real-world examples, the fifth edition covers the latest trends and legal issues, including new guidance from the National Labor Relations Board on employee use of email; continued attention to employers disciplining and firing employees for social media posts; and wearable tech (such as smart watches) in the workplace.

The Oxford Handbook of Conflict Management in Organizations

Author: William K. Roche
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191624568
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Business & Economics

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.