Dealing with Problem Employees A Legal Guide

ISBN-10: 141331919X

ISBN-13: 9781413319194

Edition: 7th

Authors: Amy DelPo, Lisa Guerin

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Handle workplace issues legallyAre you a conscientious, well-intentioned employer with a problem employee on your hands? Then this book is for you.Dealing With Problem Employees provides proven techniques -- and more important, immediate resolutions -- for how effectively manage your problem employee. Find out how to:- avoid hiring problem employees- turn problem employees into productive, valuable workers- safely and legally terminate those employees who can’t or won’t improve- investigate problems and complaints- conduct performance evaluations- apply progressive discipline- handle severances and references- institute effective policies and proceduresThis edition is completely updated to reflect the latest employment laws in your state. It also provides sample policies, forms and checklists to help you create a trouble-free workplace.
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List price: $49.99
Edition: 7th
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 9/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Amy DelPo is an author and consulting editor who specializes in employment and family law issues. She brings years of criminal and civil law experience to her work at Nolo, having litigated cases in all levels of state and federal courts, including the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. She has written numerous employment law titles, including The Performance Appraisal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. DelPo currently divides her time between writing on legal issues and chasing after her busy children. DelPo received her law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The High Cost of Problem Employees
How This Book Can Help
Who Should Read This Book
Who Should Not Read This Book
What's Your Problem?
Performance or Productivity Problems
Interpersonal Problems
Excessive Absenteeism
Drugs and Alcohol
Theft and Dishonesty
When Technology Is the Problem
Employment Law Basics
Employment at Will
Employment Contracts
Breaches of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
Violations of Public Policy
Discrimination and Retaliation
Unfair Labor Practices
Performance Evaluations
The Benefits of an Evaluation System
Create Performance Objectives
Observe and Document Employee Performance
Conduct Interim Meetings to Discuss Progress and Problems
Conduct the Year-End Evaluation
Progressive Discipline
The Benefits of Progressive Discipline
The Steps of Progressive Discipline
How Progressive Discipline Works
Guidelines for Avoiding Legal Trouble
Sample Progressive Discipline Policy
Complaints and Investigations
When Investigation Is Necessary
Complaint Policies and Procedures
Preparing to Investigate
Conducting Interviews
Written and Physical Evidence
Employees' Rights to Privacy
Making the Decision
Dispute Resolution Programs
Types of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Which Procedures Are Right for Your Company?
Tips for Creating an Effective Program
Making the Decision to Fire
Is It Time to Consider Firing?
Making the Decision to Fire: An Employer's Checklist
Planning for the Aftermath
Legal Constraints on What You Say
What to Tell Coworkers
What to Tell Reference Seekers
Continuing Health Insurance
Unemployment Compensation
Written Explanations of the Termination
Severance and Releases
Are You Obligated to Pay Severance?
Should You Pay Severance?
Should You Ask for a Release?
What Should You Offer?
Writing a Release
Agreements to Protect Your Business
How to Fire
The Termination Meeting
The Exit Interview
Looking Forward
Improve Your Hiring Process
Workplace Policies
Researching the Law and Hiring a Lawyer
When to Hire a Lawyer
How to Find a Good Lawyer
Legal Fees
Working With Your Lawyer
Firing a Lawyer
Doing Your Own Legal Research
Federal Agencies That Enforce Workplace Laws
Federal Fair Employment Laws
State Laws Prohibiting Discrimination in Private Employment
State OSHA Laws and Offices
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