Perils and Pitfalls of California Employment Law

Author: Matthew S. Effland
Publisher: Society for Human Resource
ISBN: 1586443631
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Perils and Pitfalls of California Employment Law provides a detailed and thorough summary of the key substantive employment laws in the Golden State and discusses the ways in which they most differ from the federal statutes that guide most of the rest of the country. Author Matthew S. Effland approaches this topic from the perspective of an experienced HR professional who is tasked with managing a workforce in California for the first time by asking basic questions, such as How do California’s wage and hour laws compare with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act standards? How is overtime treated? Are the risks of violating the harassment laws greater in California than elsewhere? What about California’s privacy rights? Medical marijuana laws? Background check limitations? To answer these questions, and more, the book is divided into five chapters. The first two chapters deal with the most fundamental of issues—what it means to be an “employee” in California, and how to schedule and pay employees. It then turns to a discussion of the requirements found in California’s primary antidiscrimination and harassment statute, the FEHA, and how it significantly expands the rights of employees well beyond what is found in the various federal employment laws. This is followed by considering California’s numerous leave of absence laws as the state goes far beyond anything the federal government requires and provides a dozen different forms of protected leave. Finally, the book concludes with a “day in the life” of a California HR director. Follow HR Manager Shelia on her journey through a typical day in the world of HR management as she hits on many of the other laws that companies run into on a daily basis in the Golden State.

Nolo s Guide to California Law

Author:
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413313949
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

A resource on California law covers real estate, divorce, adoption and much more, in a updated edition that looks at domestic partnerships, employment protections, consumer privacy and more. Original.

The Star Profile

Author: Jathan Janove
Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing
ISBN: 0891062203
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

"No more long, arduously written job descriptions detailing every what, where, and how. Instead, attorney and employee relations expert Jathan Janove demonstrates how to cut to the chase to create a Star Profile: a unique communication tool that spells out clearly and succinctly what is fundamentally important about a specific job, creates a word picture that defines expectations for success, and identifies desired employee behaviors that can be linked directly to the structure and mission of the organization - all in 100 words or less. Packed with dozens of real-life stories and profile examples, The Star Profile moves step-by-step through the process of writing and refining compelling language that builds and sustains productive employer-employee relationships to unleash the full potential of everyone throughout the organization." "Whether recruiting the next CEO or "managing out" a problem employee, Janove draws from his years of frontline experience to show how this collaborative model can be used effectively when working with direct reports or external stakeholders, resolving conflict, or crafting a systems approach to address organization-wide change. And he offers specific advice on the role that HR can play in aligning the Star Profile process with existing policies and practices, culture, and systems such as performance appraisals and compensation."--BOOK JACKET.

101 Sample Write Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems

Author: Paul FALCONE
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814438589
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Managers may dread dealing with performance problems, but this sanity-saving guide by HR expert Paul Falcone is here to help. Revised to reflect the latest developments in employment law, the third edition of 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems explains the disciplinary process and provides ready-to-use documents that eliminate the stress and second-guessing about what to do and say. These expertly crafted, easily customizable write-ups address: Absenteeism Insubordination Sexual harassment Drug or alcohol abuse Substandard work Email and phone misuse Teamwork issues Managerial misconduct Confidentiality breaches Social media abuse And more With a focus on getting employees back on track, each sample document includes an incident description, a performance improvement plan, outcomes and consequences, and a section for employee rebuttal. Whether you’re addressing an initial infraction or handling termination-worthy transgressions, this trusted resource ensures every encounter remains clear, fair, and—most importantly—legal.

The Essential Performance Review Handbook

Author: Sharon Armstrong
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781601631138
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

The Essential Performance Review Handbook will help you understand why performance reviews serve as an important business tool; motivate personnel and increase productivity; help achieve your company goals; improve manager-employee communication; and reduce your risk of legal liability.

Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws

Author: Lisa Guerin
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322811
Release Date: 2016-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is an invaluable resource for managers, supervisors, HR professionals, and anyone else who needs to know about federal employment laws. It takes the 20 most important federal workplace laws and breaks them down into plain English, chapter by chapter. Managers and HR professionals can pick up this easy-to-use reference guide any time they have questions about their obligations under federal employment laws.

Employment Law

Author: Lisa Guerin J.D.
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413315936
Release Date: 2011-03-21
Genre: Business & Economics

If you're a human resources professional, it's important that you have quick access to the information you need to do your job. Enter Nolo's latest quick reference guide, Employment Law: The Essential HR Desk Reference, the all-in-one, easy-to-read guide every HR pro should have handy. From Absenteeism to Zero-Tolerance Policy, read entries on topics such as: Bereavement Leave Class Action Ergonomics Hostile Work Environment Minimum Wage Privacy Stock Options Trade Secret Whistleblower ...and much more In usual Nolo fashion, Employment Law combines legal and practical information that can be used in real-world HR situations. Real-life case references, statistics, trends, and even pop culture references help to illustrate each entry's summary of the law. Let this guide, the latest in Nolo's Quick Reference series, give you easy and affordable access to the information you need.

The Big Book of HR Revised and Updated Edition

Author: Barbara Mitchell
Publisher:
ISBN: 1632650894
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Managing people is the most challenging part of any leader's job. And that job's not getting any easier as the human resources profession grows more dynamic and constantly changes. The Big Book of HR provides any business owner, manager, or HR professional with the most current information to get the most from their talent'from strategic HR-related issues to the smallest tactical detail of managing people. Each topic covered includes information on associated legal issues'such as the recent changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime regulations'and stories from leading organizations to illustrate the positive impact human resources can have on organizations of any size. Each chapter ends with discussion questions to encourage additional thought. Sample forms and templates plus a list of additional resources are also included. The latest edition of The Big Book of HR includes up-to-date information about how to: Select, engage, and retain the best talent for your organization. Develop attractive and fair compensation and benefits programs. Manage and develop your employees. Resolve conflict and maintain communications throughout the organization. Develop performance-management systems that reflect current trends and best practices. Use technology to effectively manage the human resources function.

The Complete Guide to Executive Compensation 3 E

Author: Bruce Ellig
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071806329
Release Date: 2014-01-17
Genre: Business & Economics

The definitive guide for anyone involved in designing and approving executive salaries—revised for new laws and attitudes about salaries and performance The Complete Guide to Executive Compensation, Third Edition, helps you evaluate your company’s culture, organization, and strategy to create the best compensation package for the organization’s interest. It contains new strategies based on recent changes regarding venture capitalism, boards of director’s core responsibilities, changes in director’s pay, shifts in stakeholder power, and laws like the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and healthcare reform. Bruce R. Ellig served at Pfizer Inc. for over 35 years, and spent his last 25 years as secretary of the Board of Directors' Executive Compensation Committee. He has received the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Society of Human Resource Management and WorldatWork. Ellig was elected to the National Academy of Human Resources in 1993 and served as a fellow of the Employee Benefit Research Institute and the Wharton Aresty Institute.

Seeing the Big Picture

Author: Kevin Cope
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9781608322473
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

All companies are driven to success or failure by the same five simple drivers: cash, profit, assets, growth, and people. Kevin Cope, founder of Acumen Learning, will help you appreciate how your day-to-day decisions can balance these drivers and contribute to the big picture of your organization's success. You'll discover the acumen you need to bring real value and passion to your work.

Job Description Handbook The

Author: Margie Mader-Clark
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413318555
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Offers managers advice on crafting effective job descriptions that accurately detail a position's responsibilities and that keep legal troubles from developing, in a work that includes checklists, worksheets, resources, and samples.

Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews 2 E

Author: Douglas Max
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071759427
Release Date: 2010-12-03
Genre: Business & Economics

THE RIGHT PHRASE FOR EVERY SITUATION . . . EVERY TIME The ability to craft an employee review that is meaningful and change-driven is what separates average supervisors from great managers. How often, though, have you struggled to find the most appropriate words for your needs? This completely revised and updated second edition of Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews provides hundreds of ready-made phrases you can use to clearly communicate any employee's performance in 74 different skill areas. Learn the most effective language for: Crafting an accurate, carefully worded assessment Documenting behaviors and accomplishments Guiding and developing promising workers Conducting face-to-face interviews

SuperFreakonomics

Author: Steven D. Levitt
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061959936
Release Date: 2009-10-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Freakonomics lived on the New York Times bestseller list for an astonishing two years. Now authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics—the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times Notable blockbuster. Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge our view of the way the world really works.