A manager's guide to employment law : how to protect your by Dana M. Muir

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By Dana M. Muir

Managers in any respect degrees are regularly challenged to do extra with fewer staff, to inspire diversified teams of individuals, and to withstand difficult humans difficulties of their workforces. an enormous key to managers' luck is attaining those objectives whereas keeping themselves and their businesses from felony legal responsibility. but a few in administration are inclined to blame felony standards for hindering development towards fixing difficulties. U.S. legislation, in spite of the fact that, presents managers with huge discretion in lots of employment events and often is helping make sure that managers practice their crucial features in a manner that's essentially reasonable whereas nonetheless aiding corporation objectives.

A Manager's advisor to Employment Law can assist managers make day by day judgements on how most sensible to regulate their staff and deal with problems with felony legal responsibility. professional writer Dana Muir identifies the sophisticated and pointless error managers make that reason criminal complications and exhibits how turning into acquainted with uncomplicated ideas of employment legislation will let them to increase an inner compass to assist make definitely the right judgements. every one bankruptcy specializes in criminal strategies of wide program in cutting-edge office, offering actual examples of difficulties managers face and providing ideas for addressing these problems.

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Item 1 is true. Before addressing those issues, it is useful to briefly outline the different types of tests used in employment decisions. Employment tests can be grouped into four broad categories: personality or attitudinal, cognitive or simulation, drug, and medical. Managers who want to screen out applicants who have poor attitudes, who might be violent, or who are particular risks for committing other security violations may be most interested in using personality tests. Tests that assess honesty and integrity are a subset of more generalized personality tests.

Fact ᮀ Fallacy 2. The most you can lose in an employment lawsuit is the amount the company would have paid the employee in salary and benefits if the employee had not been illegally fired, denied promotion, or whatever. ᮀ Fact ᮀ Fallacy 3. Juries are overly sympathetic to plaintiff claims, and appealing a jury decision is unlikely to be of much help to a company. ᮀ Fact ᮀ Fallacy 4. S. court system when they face employment law claims. ᮀ Fact ᮀ Fallacy Employment Law from a Manager’s Perspective 19 Contingent Fees The first threshold that a potential plaintiff needs to overcome is hiring a lawyer.

Finally, recent events, such as those that occurred at Enron, have made many of us more sensitive to both the legal issues and the public perceptions associated with destroying documents. As a general matter, it may be illegal to destroy documents when litigation is pending or reasonably foreseeable. Furthermore, a variety of federal and state employment law regulations require that personnel records be kept for between one and thirty years, and some of these regulations may apply to interviewing records.

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