The Manager's Guide to HR

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

The Manager's Guide to HR

Author: Max Muller
Pub Date: August 2013
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814433027
Page Count: 320
Format: Hardback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814433034

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1:

HIRING

Introduction * Defining the Job * Writing the Job Description * Recruiting * Interviewing * Verifying Employment Eligibility

CHAPTER 2:

PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS

Introduction * The Job Description * Employee Self-Review * Specificity Structured Performance Reviews and Discrimination

CHAPTER 3:

TRAINING

Introduction * Purpose * Strategy * Safety * Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment * Training Records

CHAPTER 4:

BENEFITS

Introduction: The Family and Medical Leave Act * Covered Entities * The Twelve-Month Period * Notices * 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)

CHAPTER 5:

COMPENSATION

Introduction * Minimum Wage and Overtime * Compensable Hours * The Equal Pay Act: Equal Pay for Men and Women * Child Labor * Coverage * Benefits and Payroll Practices Not Covered by the FLSA * Exempt vs. Nonexempt Status Under the FLSA Wage and Hour Violations

CHAPTER 6:

EMPLOYMENT LAWS

Introduction * Key Federal Employment Laws * Prohibited Acts * Enforcement Mechanisms * Proof of Discrimination * Title VII Remedies * Federally Protected Classes * The Americans with Disabilities Act * State and Local Protected Classes

CHAPTER 7:

HOT-BUTTON ISSUES: SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

Sexual Harassment: Introduction * Sexual Harassment Defined * The Faragher-Ellerth Defense * The Investigation * Workplace Violence

CHAPTER 8:

PRIVACY ISSUES

Introduction * Background Checks M* edical 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

CHAPTER 9:

FIRING AND SEPARATION

Introduction * 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

CHAPTER 10:

DOCUMENTATION AND RECORDS RETENTION

Introduction * Personnel Records in General * Medical Information * Other Documents That Should Not Be Kept in a Personnel File * EEOC Minimum Document Retention Rules Under Title VII * Document Retention Policies * OSHA Recordkeeping

INDEX

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