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1 Hiring A. Legal Guidelines for Hiring Employees 1/3 B. Job Descriptions 1/12 C. Job Advertisements 1/14 D. Job Applications 1/14 E. Interviews 1/19 F. Testing 1/21 G. Investigations 1/25 H. Making a Job Offer 1/30 I. Rejecting Applicants 1/32 J. Tax Compliance 1/32 K. Immigration Law Requirements 1/33 L. New Hire Reporting Form 1/34 2 Personnel Practices A. Employee Files 2/2 B. Employee Handbooks 2/6 C. Employee Performance Reviews 2/9 D. Disciplining Employees 2/16 3 Wages and Hours A. Overtime and Minimum Wage Requirements 3/5 B. Equal Pay Requirements 3/17 C. How to Pay Employees 3/18 D. Calculating Work Hours 3/19 E. Record-Keeping Requirements 3/22 F. Child Labor Rules 3/22 G. Payroll Withholding 3/26 H. The Consequences of Bending the Rules 3/28 4 Employee Benefits A. Health Care Coverage 4/2 B. Retirement Plans 4/9 C. Other Employee Benefits 4/12 D. Benefits for Domestic Partners 4/15 5 Taxes A. Employer Identification Numbers 5/3 B. Federal Employment Taxes 5/6 C. Federal Self-Employment Taxes 5/9 D. Federal Tax Deductions for Salaries and Other Expenses 5/10 E. Independent Contractors 5/13 F. Statutory Employees 5/14 6 Family and Medical Leave A. Who Is Covered 6/2 B. Reasons for Taking a Leave 6/2 C. Scheduling Leave 6/4 D. Temporary Transfer to Another Job 6/5 E. Substituting Paid Leave 6/6 F. Advance Notice of Leave 6/6 G. Certification 6/7 H. Health Benefits 6/9 I. Returning to Work 6/10 J. Related Laws 6/11 K. Enforcement 6/13 7 Health and Safety A. The Occupational Safety and Health Act 7/3 B. Getting Help 7/8 C. State OSHA Laws 7/10 D. Hazardous Chemicals 7/10 E. Workers' Compensation 7/12 F. Disease Prevention 7/17 G. Tobacco Smoke 7/18 H. Drug and Alcohol Abuse 7/18 I. Repetitive Stress Disorder 7/22 8 Illegal Discrimination A. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 8/3 B. Sexual Harassment 8/9 C. Age 8/15 D. Pregnancy 8/17 E. Citizenship 8/18 F. Gay and Lesbian Workers 8/18 G. State and Local Laws 8/20 9 Workers With Disabilities A. The Americans With Disabilities Act 9/3 B. Businesses That Are Covered 9/5 C. Who Is Protected 9/5 D. Exceptions to Coverage 9/10 E. Providing Reasonable Accommodations 9/11 F. Workers With Emotional or Mental Impairments 9/17 G. Financial Assistance 9/19 H. Health and Safety Standards 9/20 I. Medical Exams 9/24 J. Enforcement 9/24 10 Termination A. Wrongful Discharge Cases 10/3 B. Guarding Against Legal Claims 10/6 C. Guidelines for Firing Employees 10/8 D. Investigating Complaints Against Workers 10/10 E. Alternatives to Firing 10/12 F. The Firing Process 10/13 G. Heading Off Trouble 10/17 H. Final Paychecks 10/18 I. Continuing Health Insurance 10/18 J. Unemployment Compensation 10/18 K. Protecting Your Business Information 10/23 L. Handling Postemployment Inquiries 10/25 11 Employee Privacy A. Monitoring Employees at Work 11/3 B. Searches 11/8 C. Employee Dating 11/9 D. Other Off-Duty Activities 11/9 12 Independent Contractors A. Comparing Employees and Independent Contractors 12/2 B. The IRS Rules 12/6 C. Workers Automatically Classified as Employees 12/13 D. State Laws 12/14 E. The Risks of Misclassification 12/14 F. Hiring Independent Contractors 12/15 13 Unions A. The National Labor Relations Act 13/2 B. Unionizing a Workplace 13/2 C. Employer Rights and Limitations 13/4 D. Employee Rights and Limitations 13/5 E. Making Unions Unnecessary 13/6 14 Lawyers and Legal Research A. Getting Help From a Lawyer 14/2 B. Paying a Lawyer 14/6 C. Resolving Problems With Your Lawyer 14/8 D. Legal Research 14/9 Appendix Labor Departments and Agencies A/2 State Drug and Alcohol Testing Laws A/3 State Laws on Employee Arrest and Conviction Records A/13 State Laws on Access to Personnel Records A/21 State Minimum Wage Laws for Tipped and Regular Employees A/27 State Meal and Rest Breaks A/33 State Health Insurance Continuation Laws A/38 State Family and Medical Leave Laws A/50 Right-to-Know Laws (Hazardous Chemicals) A/57 State Laws Prohibiting Discrimination in Employment A/58 Agencies That Enforce Laws Prohibiting Discrimination in Employment A/68 State Laws That Control Final Paychecks A/72 Index
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Labor laws and legislation -- United States -- Popular works.