The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment Discrimination

Author: Deborah C. England
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413321876
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination is a resource that every Human Resource manager, small business owner, or other general manager or supervisor should have. This book explains what workplace harassment and discrimination is, how it can be prevented, and how employers can comply with their legal obligations when responding to employee complaints. By using examples and answering frequently asked questions, The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination will help businesses of all sizes deal with the sensitive and difficult issues that arise with workplace harassment and discrimination.

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.

Workplace Investigations

Author: Lisa Guerin
Publisher: NOLO
ISBN: 0873379829
Release Date: 2004-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Thorough, fair-minded and practical information for employees, managers and business owners. Paula Brantner, Program Director, Workplace Fairness

HR for Small Business

Author: Charles H Fleischer
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402250630
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

"One of the few references geared to the bulk of American business." - Booklist HR For Small Business explains in simple, clear language what business owners and managers need to know about their relationship with their employees in order to comply with the law and protect themselves and their business from being sued. The new edition of this book includes everything from recruiting and hiring to discipline and termination and everything in between. Updated legal information has been added on the new minimum wage law that employers must be aware of, the right to privacy for employees, especially in terms of their email, Internet usage, and phone calls, and what employers need to do to comply with disability laws and FMLA. The appendices in this book include required postings in the workplace, legal holidays, online resources for employers and human resource professionals, a sample employee handbook outline, an employer tax calendar, and a complete glossary of terms. "Absolutely indispensable for anyone in business." - Edie Fraser, President, Public Affairs Group, Inc., an iVillage Company Featuring: Interview questions Reference checks Benefits and taxes Leave policies Unemployment insurance Privacy and confidentiality Employment discrimination Sexual harassment Workers' compensation Telecomuting and job-sharing Employees are your greatest asset. However, the days when employee matters were simple are gone. To keep your business running successfully, you need a guide through the many issues facing employers today. Charles Fleischer, successful attorney, lecturer, and author, makes this complex area of the law easy to understand. His practical advice answers the questions you have, such as: What steps do I take in the hiring process? How can I use performance evaluations as a productive tool? How can I cut overtime expenses? How can I control costs and still offer attractive retirement and health insurance benefits? How do I make a clean termination? How do I protect myself against discrimination claims? What types of insurance must I carry? How long must I hold a position for someone on maternity, military, or other leave? Start building a stronger workforce today.

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).

Your Rights in the Workplace

Author: Barbara Kate Repa
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413319095
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

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.

Manager s Legal Handbook The

Author: Amy DelPo
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 9781413322378
Release Date: 2016-01-29
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is an essential overview of the employment laws and HR issues that every manager or HR professional should be aware of. In this book, you’ll learn the rules for interviewing and hiring employees, preventing discrimination and harassment, handling workplace problems, disciplining and terminating employees, and more. A must for any first-time manager or HR professional.

The Employer s Handbook 2014 15

Author: Barry Cushway
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749472160
Release Date: 2014-05-03
Genre: Business & Economics

The Employer's Handbook 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 Employer s Handbook 2011 12

Author: Barry Cushway
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749463137
Release Date: 2011-08-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Now in its eighth edition, The Employer's Handbook has established itself as a source of reliable and unambiguous advice for small - and medium - sized employers. The book is a comprehensive source of hands-on advice on the increasingly complex legal framework now governing UK employment law. Presented in plain English, it includes guidelines on age discrimination legislation and the latest employment tribunal forms. It also provides access to free legal updates and downloadable templates, forms and policy documents for dealing with key employment issues, including: recruiting staff; writing contracts; performance management; maternity/ paternity rights; data protection; terminating employment; and working with trade unions. Fully updated for this 2011 edition, The Employer's Handbook clearly identifies the legal essentials and best practice guidelines for effective people management.

Understanding Workplace Violence

Author: Michele Antoinette Paludi
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275990869
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

How to recognize the causes and effects of workplace violence--and how to prevent and treat them in organizations of all shapes and sizes

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.

The Essential Guide to Date Rape Prevention

Author: Scott Lindquist
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN: 1402210221
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Health & Fitness

Provides advice to young girls and women on how to protect themselves from becoming a victim of date rape, including information on date rape drugs, avoiding dangerous situations, and physical maneuvers to escape violent perpetrators.

The Handbook of Physician Health

Author: Larry S. Goldman
Publisher: Amer Medical Assn
ISBN: 1579470041
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Medical

This is a practical guide for physicians and their families helps review the known risk factors for physicians to identify substance use disorders, depression, behavioural problems and other mental health difficulties and then discuss treatment.

Education Law

Author: Ralph M. Gerstein
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company
ISBN: STANFORD:36105064170793
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Law

The legal relationship between student and school is a fragile one. Almost every area of law affects education institutions in some manner. The rights of students, parents, and school employees are governed by constitutional provisions and by federal, state and local statutes. Contract law, tort law, constitutional law, civil rights law, sports law and disability combine to form the basis of education law. For example, even the seemingly basic task of setting academic standards involves both contract law and the laws protecting individuals with disabilities. It may also include First Amendment issues since some professors and instructors have claimed that the right to determine grades falls under the First Amendment. Special education students of all levels, from the most severely disabled to the extraordinarily gifted, fall under a set of complex laws and regulations pertaining specifically to their education. These regulations cover everything from identification of special education students to providing services to administrative and litigation proceedings in special education cases. School choice considerations including out of district attendance, magnet, charter and private schools and home schooling have legal issues and regulations as well. Issues such as participation in team sports and other extracurricular school sponsored activities, administration of standardized tests, and part time public school attendance are all part of legislation and regulations pertaining to home schooled students. Zero-tolerance policies pertaining to drugs, alcohol and weapons and school policies on disciplinary action are also part of education law. Civil litigation involves diverse torts including accidents, sexual harassment and hazing. First Amendment speech issues, religion and separation of church and state, and civil rights and discrimination also affect students and educational employees.Education Law, Second Edition is your comprehensive road map through the complicated legal situations in today's rapidly changing educational environment. It is your essential guide to creating standards for your school district and enforcing your legal rights in the classroom. You will be guided through the rights of teachers and other school employees, parents, and students through case studies of previous legal actions. The authors, Lois and Ralph Gerstein, analyze these legal issues from the points of view of students, parents, and school personnel, providing a well-rounded explanation of how local, state, and federal laws are interpreted in numerous and diverse education-related cases. Topics include: Admissions, school choice and accountability No Child Left Behind Act Grades and academic standing Standardized testing The Americans with Disabilities Act Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) Eligibility and parental consent for special education services Implementation of special education services Academic dishonesty Hazing and intimidation Disciplinary actions and procedures Zero tolerance policies Search and seizure and Fourth Amendment rights Regulating gang activity and preventing school violence First Amendment rights in the educational setting School library collections and the First Amendment Prayer in schools and at school sponsored events Religious Beliefs and curriculum Government funding of private and religious schools Discrimination Affirmative Action and Reverse Discrimination Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Access to and release of educational records Sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse in the educational setting Accidents and dangerous activities involving students Rights of home schooled to attend public school part time Rights of home schooled students to participate in public school extracurricular activities and sports Assumption of risk in participation in school athletics and extra curricular activities Improper advising, coaching, equipment or facilities Liability to participants and spectators Educational personnel issues And more!