Manager's Guide to HR Hiring, Firing, Performance Evaluations, Documentation, Benefits, and Everything Else You Need to Know

ISBN-10: 0814433022

ISBN-13: 9780814433027

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Max Muller

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Managing people is a tricky business—and managers and small business owners need a clear understanding of the essentials of human resources to survive. The original edition of The Manager’s Guide to HRprovided readers with a plain-English introduction to the regulations, rights, and responsibilities related to hiring and firing, benefits, compensation, documentation, performance evaluations, training, and more. But much has changed since then. Extensively revised, the second edition covers all the key areas and brings readers up to speed on current developments in employment law, including: • How social media is changing the recruitment landscape • Shifting labor standards regarding compensation and benefits • The National Labor Relations Board’s stance on work-related employee speech on social media • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act • New record-keeping requirements • Amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act • And more Featuring step-by-step guidance on everything from COBRA compliance to privacy issues, this trusted resource is now—once again—the most up to date.
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List price: $36.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 8/25/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Defining the Job
Writing the Job Description
Verifying Employment
Performance Evaluations
The Job Description
Employee Self-Review
Structured Performance Reviews and Discrimination
Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment
Training Records
Introduction: The Family and Medical Leave Act
The Twelve-Month Period
Scheduling the Leave
The Workweek
Employee Eligibility
Eligible Reasons for Leave
Unpaid Nature of Leave
Maintaining Health Benefits
Serious Health Conditions
Health Care Provider
Key Employees
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
The Consolidated Omnibus Budget
Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA)
The Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act of 1996-Preexisting Conditions
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA)
Minimum Wage and Overtime
Compensable Hours
The Equal Pay Act: Equal Pay for Men and Women
Child Labor
Benefits and Payroll Practices Not Covered by the FLSA
Exempt vs. Nonexempt Status Under the FLSA
Wage and Hour Violations
Employment Laws
Key Federal Employment Laws
Prohibited Acts
Enforcement Mechanisms
Proof of Discrimination
Tide VII Remedies
Federally Protected Classes
The Americans with Disabilities Act
State and Local Protected Classes
Hot-Button Issues: Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence
Sexual Harassment: Introduction
Sexual Harassment Defined
The Faragher-Ellerth Defense
The Investigation
Workplace Violence
Privacy Issues
Background Checks
Medical Information During the Hiring Process
The Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988
Monitoring Employees in the Workplace
The National Labor Relations Act and Monitoring Employee Behavior
Surveillance, Searches, and Other Intrusions
Invasion of Privacy
Defamation, Libel, and Slander
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress or Outrage
False Imprisonment
Firing and Separation
Policy Statements May Alter At-Will Employment
How to Reestablish the At-Will Privilege
Progressive Discipline
The Termination Session
Wrongful Discharge
The Worker
Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
Documentation and Records Retention
Personnel Records in General
Medical Information
Other Documents That Should Not Be Kept in a Personnel File
EEOC Minimum Document Retention Rules Under Tide VII
Document Retention Policies
OSHA Recordkeeping
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