Dealing with Problem Employees: A Legal Guide

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Nolo, 2005 - Law - 400 pages
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An employer's nightmare? Problem employees.. But in today's world, many business owners, supervisors and managers often want to work effectively with difficult employees rather than fire them -- and Dealing With Problem Employees shows them how. This book combines the practical and legal information that employers need. Providing a plain-English overview of employment law, Dealing With Problem Employees also shows readers how to: „X head off potential problems and conflicts „X recognize who is and isn't a problem employee „X evaluate the circumstances „X investigate problems and complaints „X conduct performance evaluations „X apply progressive discipline „X suspend employees, if necessary „X terminate employment „X deal with the results of termination „X handle severances and references „X avoid legal trouble The 3rd edition is completely updated to reflect the latest employment laws in every state. It includes a new chapter on how to avoid hiring problem employees in the first place, and provides sample policies to help give you a trouble-free workplace.

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Ms. 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. She is also the editor of Parent Savvy, a book that answers parents' practical, financial, and legal questions. Ms. DelPo currently divides her time between writing on legal issues and chasing after her two busy children, Sophia and Charlie. Ms. DelPo received her law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Guerin, an editor/author specializing in employment law, is author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, Nolo's Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, Workplace Investigations, Create Your Own Employee Handbook, and Nolo's Guide to California Law. Guerin has practiced employment law in government, public interest, and private practice where she represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts and in agency proceedings. She is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

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