Create Your Own Employee Handbook

A Legal & Practical Guide for Employers

Author: Lisa Guerin,Amy Delpo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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Every company needs an employee handbook, but not every company has one. Lawyers charge thousands of dollars for a handbook; other “do-it-yourself” products don’t offer the updated legal information and careful guidance necessary to do a good job. Create Your Own Employee Handbook bridges the gap, with detailed explanations, information on current state and federal laws, and more than a hundred sample policies you can tailor to your own workplace.

Create Your Own Employee Handbook

A Legal & Practical Guide for Employers

Author: Lisa Guerin J.D.

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413314856

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 9170

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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. The 5th 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.

Create Your Own Employee Handbook

A Legal and Practical Guide

Author: Amy DelPo,Lisa Guerin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0873379160

Category: Employee orientation

Page: 290

View: 7126

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Provides human resource professionals and business owners guidance in creating an employee handbook, covering such topics as hiring, payroll, benefits, performance evaluations, and privacy in the workplace.

The Employer's Legal Handbook

Manage Your Employees & Workplace Effectively

Author: Fred S. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323995

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 8259

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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 Employee Performance Handbook

Smart Strategies for Coaching Employees

Author: Margiet Mader-Clark,Lisa Guerin

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332245X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

View: 9413

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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 ondecide when discipline is necessarychoose the right response to a problemengage employees in improving performancecollaborate with employees to come up with solutionsfire employees when necessaryprotect 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).

Employment Law

The Essential HR Desk Reference

Author: Lisa Guerin J.D.

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315933

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

View: 8550

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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.

Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413321402

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 8970

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Small business owners are regularly confronted by a bewildering array of legal questions and problems. Ignoring them can lead to disaster -- but with lawyers typically charging $200-$300 an hour, calling one to answer routine legal questions can be a fast track to the poorhouse. Fortunately, you have a better alternative. Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business clearly explains the practical and legal information you need to: raise start-up money choose between a sole proprietorship, partnership or LLC get licenses and permits buy or sell a business or franchise negotiate a favorable lease insure your business hire independent contractors safely understand small business tax rules pick and protect a good name resolve legal disputes adopt the best customer policies enter into strong contracts cope with financial problems The new edition updates relevant legal and tax information, such as state drug and alcohol testing laws, environmental regulations, and restrictions on home businesses, as well as provides practical advice on topics such as current trends in raising start-up money, purchasing insurance, and extending credit.

The Recruiter's Handbook

A Complete Guide for Sourcing, Selecting, and Engaging the Best Talent

Author: Sharlyn Lauby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781586444655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 6434

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The Recruiter's Handbook provides comprehensive, step-by-step guidelines through the complete recruiting process. Written by HR Bartender's Sharlyn Lauby, SHRM-SCP, with insights, tips, and tools from dozens of HR, recruiting, and business experts, the Handbook delivers a proven roadmap to not only help shorten learning curves and avoid legal pitfalls, but build trust in new hire relationships. Along the way it shows how to drive cultural change by offering guidelines for veteran, disabled, or ex-offender recruiting efforts, how to build strong apprenticeship, mentoring, or internship programs, how to effectively conduct assessments, reference checks, and background checks, and much more.

The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations

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

Author: Lisa Guerin

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 4244

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Mishandling workplace complaints can lead to lawsuits and other legal trouble. By following the ten steps laid out in the book, managers and HR professionals can learn how to take complaints, conduct interviews, document findings, and ultimately make decisions that will keep employees safe and the company out of the courtroom.

Job Description Handbook, The

Author: Margie Mader-Clark

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141331855X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

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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.

The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination

Author: Deborah C. England

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 7505

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Every day, it seems, another company is in the news for the wrong reason: It’s been accused of harassment or discrimination against employees. Your company can avoid this fate by making sure managers and employees recognize and know how to respond to illegal conduct promptly and effectively. The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination gives you a straightforward explanation of what the law requires of an employer and breaks down the steps to follow to make sure your company is in compliance. Taking into consideration the practical realities of applying the law in everyday situations, this guide answers common questions that you're likely to encounter. The book gives you thorough explanations, in plain English, of the important legal principles that human resources professionals, managers, and supervisors must understand in order to deal with harassment and discrimination in the workplace. You'll also get samples, quizzes, and real-world scenarios that will help you to apply these principles in situations you actually confront. Find guidance on: what harassment is and how to stop it when and how discrimination occurs how to draft and communicate effective policies how to conduct training how to handle employee complaints and investigate claims thoroughly how to protect the company with proper documentation, and what to expect if an employee files a charge or lawsuit. The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination is packed with legal strategies and information for busy managers, giving you the tools to protect your employees—and the company—from workplace harassment and discrimination. This guide is the essential reference book for anyone who is responsible for addressing and preventing harassment and discrimination problems in the workplace. This book has forms and are downloadable through a special link in the book.

Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws

Author: Lisa Guerin,Amy DelPo,Sachi Barreiro

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 6638

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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.

Dealing With Problem Employees

How to Manage Performance & Personal Issues in the Workplace

Author: Amy Delpo,Lisa Guerin

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324436

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 6823

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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 those problems without getting into legal trouble. 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 handle severances and references avoid hiring problem employees in the future This edition of Dealing With Problem Employees 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.

Working with Independent Contractors

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323839

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 629

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Working With Independent Contractors is a must-own for anyone who currently employs or is considering working with an independent contractor. People who want to or already do work with independent contractors will buy this book because it guides them through each component of the independent contractor arrangement and shows them in detail how to avoid legal troubles related to it.

Smart Policies for Workplace Technologies

Email, Social Media, Cell Phones & More

Author: Lisa Guerin

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323537

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7468

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

The New Whistleblower's Handbook

A Step-By-Step Guide To Doing What's Right And Protecting Yourself

Author: Stephen Martin Kohn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493028820

Category: Law

Page: 568

View: 5781

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An updated edition of the first-ever consumer guide to whistleblowing by the nation’s leading whistleblower attorney The newest edition of The Whistleblower’s Handbook brings the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to exposing workplace wrongdoing up-to-date with new information on wildlife whistleblowing, auto safety whistleblowing, national security whistleblowing, and ocean pollution whistleblowing. It also includes a new “Toolkit” for international whistleblowers. This essential guide explains nearly all federal and state laws regarding whistleblowing, and in the step-by-step bulk of the book, presents more than twenty must-follow rules for whistleblowers—from finding the best federal and state laws to the dangers of blindly trusting internal corporate “hotlines” to obtaining the proof you need to win the case.

The SHRM Essential Guide to Employment Law

A Handbook for HR Professionals, Managers, Businesses, and Organizations

Author: Charles H. Fleischer

Publisher: Society for Human Resource Management

ISBN: 9781586444709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 516

View: 9142

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The SHRM Essential Guide to Employment Lawis your One-Stop Legal Reference to Employment Law. It simple, straightforward language on everything HR professionals, employers, and small business owners need to know about their relationship with their employees in order to comply with the law and protect thems elves and their business from legal action.Covering more than 200 workplace law topics, the Guide provides an overview of U.S. workplace laws, regulations, and court decisions that employers, large or small, are likely to face, as well as what pitfalls to anticipate and when to seek professional advice. Each chapter offers general principles, highlights key issues, and provides specific examples and suggestions to help make the employer-employee relationship run more smoothly.

Hiring Your First Employee

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Fred S. Steingold Attorney

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 3330

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The only book that addresses the specific needs of anyone hiring an employee for the first time. Hiring anyone can be intimidating - but this is especially true if you're considering hiring your first employee. A new level of laws and regulations kick in, not to mention all the costs involved. Fortunately, Hiring Your First Employee provides a complete, easy-to-read overview of hiring an employee, as well as legal and practical advice at every step. Written by bestselling business author and attorney Fredrick Steingold, this tightly focused book will help you: figure out if it's the right to time to hire determine the salary or wage consider benefits to offer obtain an employee identification number write a job description find and screen applicants prepare the necessary paperwork maintain employee files deal with health and safety issues deposit payroll taxes deduct employment expenses troubleshoot employee problems Hiring Your First Employee provides 50-state legal summaries in plain English, sample forms and charts that compare the pros and cons when making decisions about hiring someone.