New York, NY (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
“Any employee can sue any employer at any time, and for just about any reason. There is no such thing as a bulletproof personnel decision,” says employment attorney Jonathan T. Hyman. It’s no wonder businesses fear lawsuits from employees—they are costly in terms of time, money, and distraction.
But now, thanks to this book, managers and employers have much less to fear. "The Employer Bill of Rights: A Manager’s Guide to Workplace Law" is a practical handbook designed to help managers and business owners navigate the ever-changing maze of labor and employment laws, rules, and regulations. Says Hyman, “Following its practical guidelines will help you deter most lawsuits and place you in the best possible position to defend those that ultimately are filed.”
Among other things, the book covers all the major U.S. employment laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and more. In addition, the book covers record keeping and documentation, what to do when union organizers show up, effective workplace policies, and how to fire employees without the fear of an expensive lawsuit.
Hyman also covers something he considers among your best defenses against workplace discord—practicing the Golden Rule. “When you show employees respect and treat them fairly, you can nip many problems in the bud.”
No personnel decision or policy is litigation-proof, but The Employer Bill of Rights: A Manager’s Guide to Workplace Law will help managers make informed decisions to hedge against and avoid the biggest blunders and errors that too often result in expensive and time-consuming lawsuits.
To learn more about The Employer Bill of Rights: A Manager’s Guide to Workplace Law, visit http://www.apress.com/9781430245513.
*The Employer Bill of Rights: A Manager's Guide to Workplace Law
About Jonathan Hyman
Jonathan Hyman is a partner in the Labor & Employment Group at Kohrman Jackson & Krantz in Cleveland, Ohio. On a daily basis, he puts 15 years’ experience to work providing proactive and results-driven solutions to employers’ workforce problems. Jon is the author of the nationally recognized Ohio Employer’s Law Blog (http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com), which the ABA has commended as one the top 100 legal blogs for 2010 and 2011. LexisNexis also recognized his blog as one of the top 25 Labor & Employment blogs for 2011. He also coauthored the book Think Before You Click: Strategies for Managing Social Media in the Workplace. Jon serves as a frequent source for the local and national media on employment law issues, having been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, Business Insurance Magazine, Crain’s Cleveland Business, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Super Lawyers named Jon an Ohio Rising Star in the area of Employment Law for 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.
About Apress Media
Apress Media LLC is a technical and business publisher devoted to meeting the needs of IT professionals, software developers, programmers, and business leaders with more than 1,000 books in print and electronic formats. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content that helps serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. For more information about the innovative approach Apress takes to publishing, please visit http://www.apress.com.