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Your rights in the workplace
Repa, Barbara Kate.
Personal Author:
Ninth edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo, [2010]

Physical Description:
543 pages ; 23 cm
Features information on firing, wages, health insurance, medical leave, retirement plans, disability and worker's compensation insurance, discrimination, and privacy rights with up-to-date state and federal law information.
Your rights in the workplace. Analyzing your options ; Talking it over with your employer ; Documenting the problem ; Considering legal action -- Wages and hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act ; Rights under the FLSA ; Calculating your pay ; Calculating work hours ; State and local laws ; Payroll withholding and deductions ; Enforcing your right to be paid fairly ; Filing a complaint or lawsuit -- Health insurance. No legal right to coverage ; Coverage for current employees ; Covering for former employees ; Individual health insurance ; State laws on insurance continuation ; Utilization review -- Family and medical leave. The Family and Medical Leave Act ; State laws on family leave ; The Pregnancy Discrimination Act ; Work/life balance -- Privacy rights. Your personnel records ; Workplace testing ; Surveillance and monitoring ; Searches and seizures ; Clothing and grooming codes ; Conduct codes -- Health and safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Act ; Enforcing OSHA rights ; Criminal actions for OSHA violations ; State and local health and safety laws ; Tobacco smoke in the workplace ; Pesticide laws ; Hazardous substances law ; Violence in the workplace -- Illegal discrimination. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act ; State and local antidiscrimination laws ; The Equal Pay Act ; The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act ; The Age Discrimination in Employment Act ; The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act ; The Americans with Disabilities Act ; Discrimination against workers with HIV or AIDS ; Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers -- Sexual harassment. The effects of sexual harassment ; Federal law ; State laws ; Taking steps to end sexual harassment ; Where to get more information -- Losing or leaving a job. The doctrine of Employment at Will ; When a firing may be illegal ; Employees' rights ; Finding out the reason ; Getting documentation ; Waiving your right to sue ; Taking action against your dismissal ; Plant closings -- After a job loss. Your final paycheck ; Severance pay ; Getting references ; Collecting fringe benefits ; Outplacement programs ; Replacing your income ; Agreements not to compete ; Blacklisting -- Unemployment . Who is covered ; Being disqualified for benefits ; Calculating your benefits ; Filing a claim ; Appealing benefit decisions -- Workers' compensation. Who is covered ; Conditions covered ; The right to medical care ; Filing a workers' compensation claim ; Calculating benefits ; State workers' compensation offices ; Related lawsuits for work injuries -- Social Security disability insurance. Who is covered ; Disabilities covered ; Filing a Social Security claim ; Appealing a denied claim ; Collecting other benefits -- Retirement plans. Social Security retirement benefits ; Private pensions ; 401(k) deferred compensation plans -- Labor unions. Federal laws ; State laws ; The bargaining unit ; Types of union work situations ; Union elections ; The right to unionize ; The right to deunionize ; Where to get more help -- Immigration issues. Federal law ; Documentation required to work in the United States ; Illegal discrimination ; English-only rules -- Lawyers and legal research. Mediation and arbitration ; Small Claims Court ; Class action lawsuits ; Hiring a lawyer ; Legal research.
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