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Fair, square & legal : safe hiring, managing & firing practices to keep you & your company out of court
Weiss, Donald H., 1936-
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Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : AMACOM, American Management Association, [2004]

Physical Description:
x, 374 pages ; 24 cm
Safe recruiting practices -- Safe interviewing practices -- Safe employment decisions -- Preventing sex discrimination in hiring -- Preventing negligent hiring -- Safe evaluations and promotions -- Safe management, the right to privacy, and defamation -- Safe management of family and medical leave -- Preventing sex discrimination and sexual harassment on the job -- Mismanaging people with disabilities -- Employee action rights and labor laws -- The uniformed services employment and reemployment rights act of 1994 (USERRA, 38 U.S.C. 4301-4333) -- Safe discipline and firing practices --Public policy -- Managing a reduction in force -- Safe management of older employees.
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Fair, Square & Legal has long been the essential resource for organizations seeking to stay within the law and avoid violating the rights of their employees. This new, extensively updated edition reflects the latest regulations and court decisions, while retaining all the indispensable information readers have depended on for more than a decade. Readers will find information on a wide variety of legal issues including: * recruitment and hiring * sexual harassment * violation of privacy * evaluations and promotions * affirmative action issues * discipline and firing The book covers the latest discrimination and EEOC guidelines, employee verification, and technology issues. It also updates topics including management best practices and recruitment. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Fair, Square & Legal is still the very best guide to keeping an organization out of hot water."

Author Notes

Donald H. Weiss, Ph.D., is president of Self-Management Communications, Inc. and has been a training and development executive and consultant for more than 30 years. In addition to consulting work, he has held management positions with Citicorp, Millers Mutual Insurance, and Equitable. He has many books include the first two editions of Fair, Square & Legal, Why Didn't I Say That?, Secrets of the Wild Goose, and The Self-Management Workshop: A Trainer's Guide. He lives in the St. Louis area.


Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Editionp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
I Safe Hiring Practicesp. 13
1 Safe Recruiting Practicesp. 23
2 Safe Interviewing Practicesp. 35
3 Safe Employment Decisionsp. 53
4 Preventing Sex Discrimination in Hiringp. 69
5 Preventing Negligent Hiringp. 89
II Safe Management Practicesp. 99
6 Safe Evaluations and Promotionsp. 105
7 Safe Management, the Right to Privacy, and Defamationp. 126
8 Safe Management of Family and Medical Leavep. 162
9 Preventing Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment on the Jobp. 178
10 Mismanaging People with Disabilitiesp. 212
11 Employee Action Rights and Labor Lawsp. 233
12 The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA, 38 U.S.C. [sections] 4301-4333)p. 246
III Safe Firing Practicesp. 255
13 Safe Discipline and Firing Practicesp. 263
14 Public Policyp. 283
15 Managing a Reduction in Forcep. 299
16 Safe Management of Older Employeesp. 305
Appendix What Civil Rights and Other Personal Protection Laws Sayp. 327
Indexp. 367