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Manager's Guide to HR


The Manager's Guide to HR: Hiring, Firing, Performance Evaluations, Documentation, Benefits, and Everything Else You Need to Know, 2nd edition

By Max Muller
2013, 320 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9-780-81443-302-7
SHRMStore Item #: 61.15008-2

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The Manager's Guide to HR has long been the gold standard to those needing clarification on hot-button issues such as privacy, working place conflict, sexual harassment, disabilities, and more. This bestseller answers all the questions you're likely to ask as an HR manager, people manager, or small-business owner, such as

* How much documentation do you need to keep on each employee?
* What steps must you take before firing a problem employee?
* What's the best way to confront complicated staff issues, and even workplace violence?

Including sample templates from federal regulatory agencies--along with thorough explanations of their purposes and value to you, your company, and your employees--this book gives you step-by-step instructions for documenting everything and keeping records. In addition to outlining the employer's rights and responsibilities related to hiring, terminating, compensation, benefits, performance management, training, and more, the second edition includes new and updated information on

* How social media is changing the recruitment landscape and the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) stance on work-related employee speech on social media
*Amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
* The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidance on tips and its final rule on the Fluctuating Workweek Method.
* The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) standard (regulation) that applies to every private sector and to most public sector employers.
* The Wage & Hour Division's enforcement efforts surrounding "off-the-clock work" and its rules pertaining to independent contractors.
* Substantial increase in the coverage of the Equal Pay Act.
* The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) final recordkeeping rule related to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).
* How an employer can create a response team to deal with probable or actual instances of workplace violence.
* And more!

The book provides a clear, thorough overview of federal laws--what they protect against, how they are enforced, and what penalties may be enforced when they are broken.

The Manager's Guide to HR is a SHRM/AMACOM copublication.

This book has been approved for HRCI recertification credit. For details, see the SHRMStore's FAQ here.


Chapter 1. Hiring
Chapter 2. Performance Evaluations
Chapter 3. Training
Chapter 4. Benefits
Chapter 5. Compensation: The Fair Labor Standards Act
Chapter 6. Employment Laws
Chapter 7. Hot Button Issues: Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence
Chapter 8. Privacy Issues
Chapter 9. Firing and Separation
Chapter 10. Documentation and Records Retention


Max Muller is an attorney and speaker who has specialized in HR law for more than 30 years.


"It's simply organized, easy to read, and can help you avoid expensive HR issues . . . [it] deserves a place on every supervisor's bookshelf and in every HR department."
-- Inland Empire Business Journal


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