Hiring & Firing (The Brian Tracy Success Library)

Author: Brian Tracy

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 0814437524

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

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Hiring and firing are hard to get right—and potentially costly to get wrong. Two of the most crucial tasks you face as a manager, they are vital to both the success of the enterprise...and your own career. No need to worry. This handy guide breaks down the simple but powerful strategies you can use to bring better employees on board...and weed out the weaker ones. Featuring techniques that business expert Brian Tracy has identified as the most effective and that he himself employs, Hiring & Firing reveals how you can: Write appealing and accurate job descriptions Find suitable candidates Use the Law of Three when interviewing Ask the right questions Probe past performance Listen for the questions that indicate interviewees are qualified and serious Dig deep when checking references Negotiate salary Start new employees off strong Provide clear direction and regular feedback Document performance problems De-hire gracefully Create an appropriate severance package And more Hiring and firing are key to improving your team and reaching your goals. This indispensable little book helps you eliminate the guesswork and make the best decisions for your business.

The Employer's Legal Handbook

Manage Your Employees & Workplace Effectively

Author: Fred S. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323995

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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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.

Employment Law

A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees

Author: Lori B. Rassas

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454883235

Category: Law

Page: 628

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Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees, Third Edition is a practical text for undergraduate, graduate, and paralegal employment law and Human Resources courses. It provides a general overview of employment law and HR issues as it relates to workplace issues, including day-to-day hiring, managing and firing practices. Written in an engaging and informative style, the text comprehensively covers a wide range of topics, including workplace discrimination; candidate recruitment, interviewing, employer-employee and employer-independent contractor relationships, performance management, terminations and layoffs, and employee compensation. This new edition offers a number of updates, including revised information on the treatment of interns and volunteers under the Fair Labor Standards Act, updated Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance and statistical data, expanded information related to the use of personally-owned and company-owed technological devices, and comprehensive information about the limitations on the rights of employers to regulate their employees’ use of social media. Also included is a comprehensive teacher’s manual that includes sample syllabi for varying course-lengths, detailed responses to the end-of-chapter discussion questions, matching worksheets, and a test bank that includes hundreds of multiple choice and true-false questions


Hiring Your First Employee

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Fred S. Steingold Attorney

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315461

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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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.

Small Business Employment Law For Dummies

Author: Liz Barclay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119998129

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

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Includes sample documents for clear guidance and inspiration Understand your rights and responsibilities as an employer British small business owners can't afford to learn from their mistakes, especially as regards employment law. This book keeps you onside with the law and onside with your staff too. From hiring and firing through to dealing with wages, pensions, and maternity leave, you'll discover what to do, what not to do, and how to get it right first time. Discover how to * Recruit and retain a happy workforce * Draw up a fair employment contract * Understand Health and Safety Laws * Make redundancies the right way * Manage staff holiday and disciplinary issues

You Could be Fired for Reading this Book

Protect Your Employment Rights

Author: Glenn Solomon

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781576752555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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A lawyer who has written for the Christian Science Monitor discusses employee rights vis-a-vis their employers, focusing on how to protect job security and challenge wrongful termination in court, among other important legal issues. Original.

Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws

Author: Lisa Guerin,Amy DelPo,Sachi Barreiro

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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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.

The Manager's Guide to HR

Hiring, Firing, Performance Evaluations, Documentation, Benefits, and Everything Else You Need to Know

Author: Max Muller

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814433030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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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 HR provided 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.

Firing at Will

A Manager's Guide

Author: Jay Shepherd

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430237384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Firing at Will shows managers and employers how to do the most difficult part of their jobs: firing employees. Written by a leading employment lawyer in a refreshingly unlawyerly style, this guide takes the reader through the always-risky process of letting an employee go. Many employers and managers are afraid to pull the trigger when the employment relationship has broken down, and will postpone the decision by using progressive discipline and performance-improvement plans. However, an employer must be able to unload employees who threaten to undermine the company and its prospects, regardless of the risks involved in a termination. This book explains how to do it, how not to do it, and how to minimize the danger of an expensive employee lawsuit. No one said being an employer or a manager was easy. Fortunately, knowing how to fire employees will make your job much, much easier in the long run and save you heartache. Firing at Will teaches you what you need to know, without any legalese or boring recitations of statutes and case law. This book is filled with plain-English common sense, based on Jay Shepherd’s 17 years of protecting employers in court. The style is conversational and often irreverent, but the lessons and tips are battle-tested. If you want to be a successful manager or employer—and sleep easier—you need to know how to fire at will. Gives employers and managers real-world advice on how to fire employees Teaches how to keep your company—and yourself—out of expensive employee lawsuits Guides you toward building a workplace where you’ll need to fire fewer employees What you’ll learn How to make the ultimate decision to fire an employee, and how to carry out that decision The 30 riskiest employees to fire The critical “Retained Dignity” factor, and why you need to keep it as high as possible Why progressive discipline and performance appraisals are ineffectual How your hiring methods and decisions can help you avoid firing employees later How to have “gruntled” employees who wouldn’t dream of suing you Who this book is for Firing at Will is a handbook for managers, employers, business owners, human resources professionals, and in-house counsel. Most of these readers will have had very little training in the hows and whens and whys of firing employees. Most people just follow their instincts, often leading to disastrous consequences. For anyone who has the responsibility of hiring and supervising employees, Firing at Will gives guidance and direction to lower the risks of employee terminations. Table of Contents Introduction: The Hardest Part of Your Job "At Will" Is Alive and Well The Freedom to Fire Risky Business: The Perils of Employee Lawsuits The 30 Riskiest Employees to Fire Why Me? The Reasons for Firing How to Fire an Employee Retained Dignity The Paper Trail Second Chances and PIPs Sign of the Times: Layoffs Discrimination Cases: Part 1 Discrimination Cases: Part 2 A Big Payday: Wage Cases He Said, She Said: Sexual Harassment Lawyering Up Throw Out Your Personnel Handbook Hiring to Avoid Firing Gruntled Employees Appendix B: Firing Around the World Appendix A: Firing Checklist Appendix C: Sample Documents

The China Employment Law Guide

What You Need to Know to Protect Your Company

Author: Grace Yang

Publisher: TCKPublishing.com

ISBN: 9781631610417

Category: Law

Page: 208

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The China Employment Law Guide addresses various key China labor and employment issues all employers (especially foreign companies doing business in China) and employees (especially expats seeking a job or working in China) need to address or understand. It provides practical and easy-to-understand answers to China labor and employment questions from hiring through firing and nearly all things in between. For example, it addresses the issues China employers constantly confront on matters ranging from what they need to consider in drafting their employment contracts, what should go into a China-centric employer set of rules and regulations and why such a document is essential at all, how to hire, how to fire, overtime, vacation time, pregnancy leave, probation terms, employee benefits, and even lifetime employment. Perhaps most importantly, it confronts head on the many myths Western companies have about China employment laws and discusses how those myths can cause so many problems. This book consists mostly of blog posts and articles my colleagues and I have authored over the years on our award-winning China Law Blog. We do our best to make these articles (and this book) as concise and readable as possible because to provide our readers with accessible legal and practical answers that work in the real world. Unless absolutely necessary, this means we do not go into the weeds in citing and explaining China's employment rules and regulations, but we instead lay out clear paths forward for dealing with real-life employment law issues and problems. China's labor and employment laws are complex and local and constantly evolving, and so in many cases, we write not so much to provide the right answers for your specific situation, but to arm you with the right questions you must ask to get the right answers.

Employment Law for Human Resource Practice

Author: David J. Walsh

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305830547

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 784

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Packed with the most current cases and examples available, EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTICE, 5E addresses human resource practices associated with each stage of the employment process--from hiring, to managing, to firing--as it emphasizes the application of legal concepts to business situations. News clippings, hypothetical situations, and other hands-on applications offer students opportunities to develop issue spotting, critical thinking, and legal reasoning skills that will be integral in their future careers as human resource managers. Covering the most important employment law topics, the Fifth Edition is completely up to date with the latest legislation, new regulations, and recent case law. It includes extended coverage of the rights of vulnerable employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act, racial discrimination, the use of background checks, the Family Medical Leave Act, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Fair Labor Standards Act

Author: William G. Whittaker

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590335161

Category: Law

Page: 63

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We often define ourselves by our work, with a frequent introductory question being, 'What do you do?' Because we devote so much of our lives to our jobs, anything affecting them is of special concern to us. The federal government has assumed a role of protecting the rights of labourers, with the prime example being the Fair Labor Standards Act, which is the primary federal statute in the area of minimum wage, overtime pay, and child labour. Since its adoption in 1938, the act has undergone several amendments and periodic changes. A constant issue is the level of the minimum wage, with many public officials and labour groups calling for its raise. Some though, have made proposals to weaken federal wage protection and exempt certain businesses from the law. Heated debate continues on both sides of this topic, which so closely impacts a significant portion of the population. Federal oversight of labour and work conditions is a fact of life, and the standards by which authorities fulfil this task need to be understood. This book studies the history behind and application of the Fair Labor Standards Act in its three distinct areas of minimum wage, overtime pay, and child labour. information this book holds becomes necessary to developing a clear vision of how the government influences the 'workaday world'.

Fired, Downsized, Or Laid Off

What Your Employer Doesn't Want You to Know About How to Fight Back

Author: Alan L. Sklover

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805060843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Tells those who have lost their jobs when to consult an attorney, how to negotiate a severance package, and how to turn job loss into an opportunity for a new career

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

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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.

Employment Termination Source Book

A Collection of Practical Samples

Author: Wendy Bliss,Gene R. Thornton

Publisher: Society for Human Resource

ISBN: 9781586440664

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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Addressing one of the most uncomfortable tasks delegated to human resources, this handbook simplifies the documentation of activities undertaken before, during, and after separation, reducing exposure to legal claims by providing tip lists, forms, tables, and flowcharts that can be printed from the enclosed CD.

Human Rights in Labor and Employment Relations

International and Domestic Perspectives

Author: James A. Gross,Lance A. Compa

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780913447987

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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The concept of human rights at work has advanced significantly in the last decade. The authors of the essays in Human Rights in Labor and Employment Relations focus in various ways on how the promotion and protection of human rights at workplaces here and around the world posit a new set of values and approaches that challenge every orthodoxy in the employment relations field, every practice and rule based in that orthodoxy, and even the underlying premises and intellectual foundations of contemporary labor and employment systems. The authors constitute a diverse and accomplished group of human rights activists, practitioners, and scholars. Implementing the theme of the volume, they address a wide range of important subjects: worker health and safety, child labor, worker freedom of association, migrant and forced labor, the human rights obligations of employers, workplace discrimination, and workers with disabilities. The authors also discuss the implications of their findings for labor and employment research and, where relevant, make pragmatic proposals for change. Contributors: Susanne M. Bruyére, Cornell University; Lance Compa, Cornell University; James A. Gross, Cornell University; Jeffrey Hilgert, Cornell University; Barbara Murray, International Labour Organization; Tonia Novitz, University of Bristol; Maria L. Ontiveros, University of San Francisco Law School; Edward E. Potter, Director of Global Workplace Rights, Coca-Cola Company and U.S. Employer Delegate, International Labour Organization Conference; Marika McCauley Sine, Global Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Coca-Cola Company; Rebecca Smith, National Employment Law Project; Burns H. Weston, University of Iowa

Tips When Hiring and Firing Employees

Author: Linda M. Magoon,Donna de St. Aubin

Publisher: Encouragement Press, LLC

ISBN: 1933766034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Hiring a new employee is one of the most important and time-consuming tasks a manger or entrepreneur can undertake. Firing an employee is an emotional draining and difficult action, no matter the length of service or level of responsibility. The problem is that you find yourself under a great deal of pressure to fill a position. You will be investing a lot of time and money in this new employee and it is essential you do it right. In this remarkably simple and practical book, you will learn: the absolute importance of defining the job before interviewing; how and where to advertise job openings; is it better to use an agency?; the importance of fair hiring-it's the law; why regular performance reviews are essential; choosing the right time and place to let an employee go; the importance of paperwork and the employee folder; and much more.

The Perpetual Paycheck

5 Secrets to Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Earning Income for Life in the Loyalty-Free Workplace

Author: Lori B. Rassas

Publisher: Lori B. Rassas, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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Right now is the perfect time to be looking for a job, because there are more opportunities for employees than ever before. That may seem hard to believe… but it’s true. Few people recognize what’s happening in today’s job market. Even fewer people have the tools they need to access those rewards. Today’s workplace may be loyalty-free, but this environment can propel employees to assert their workplace independence and use this unprecedented flexibility to truly soar. The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 Secrets to Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Earning Income for Life in the Loyalty-Free Workplace is a nuts-and-bolts guide you can use to not only survive, but thrive. Offering a contrarian approach backed up by actual current workplace experiences, author Lori Rassas provides practical, accessible job-finding secrets for those looking for a new job, those looking to solidify their current position, those looking to advance their position, and those looking to change careers or industries. Don’t you deserve a good job with benefits that provides you with the economic security to live a full life? The answer is a resounding yes, and there has never been a better time to achieve that than now. Improved material benefits are within everyone’s reach—and by adopting the five attitudes and approaches outlined in this book, you’ll be that much closer to having them in your grasp.