Find out how to enforce your right to minimum wage, overtime, tips, meal and rest breaks, and more.
To prove wage theft, you must provide documents and evidence that you were underpaid.
Learn how to fight back against wage theft.
Most states have an administrative process for claiming unpaid wages.
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The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) helps employees balance the demands of work and family. But the law can be hard for employers to apply in the real world—especially when it comes to tracking intermittent leave, completing the proper paperwork, and determining eligibility for different types of leave.
This book has the answers—in plain English—to every employer’s tough questions about the FMLA. It provides detailed information, sample forms, and tools that will help you and your managers figure out:
The 6th edition covers all of the latest changes to the FMLA, including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as changes to state family and medical leave laws.
"An easy-to-read-and-apply guide for all your FMLA questions."-Caron Pearce, Human Resource Director, Excelligence Learning Corporation
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The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations shows you how to legally and successfully investigate and resolve any type of complaint or problem. It covers common workplace issues such as harassment, discrimination, violence, drug and alcohol use, and employee theft.
The book guides you through each step of an effective investigation, including:
“Clear, no-nonsense writing style that breaks investigative steps down clearly.”
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This book explains, in plain English, the 20 most important federal employment laws that come up in the workplace. You can look up what each law allows and prohibits, which businesses must comply, and how to fulfill record-keeping, posting, and reporting requirements. Each chapter covers one law, including:
The 6th edition is updated to reflect the latest Supreme Court cases, government regulations, and state laws. Every employer and HR professional should keep it close at hand.
"Compliance sections in each chapter help employers understand what they must report, the records they must keep, and what penalties might befall them if they fail to comply." -Library Journal
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If you’re tired of doing endless web searches for the information you need to start and run your business, this easy-to-use and authoritative resource is for you.
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“Covers everything independent contractors need to know.”-Business Life
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Your Rights in the Workplace also contains nearly 20 charts on state-specific employment laws, including those on equal pay, use of criminal records, paid sick leave, social media passwords, medical and recreational marijuana, and more.
“Helps you decide whether to see a lawyer if you think you’ve been fired without cause, faced discrimination or harassment, or otherwise been treated unfairly.” -Businessweek
“This guide covers everything from sexual harassment to workers’ comp to age discrimination. It will help you cut through the legalese.”
- New York Daily News
“Offers both general and state by state guidance on how … employees can protect themselves against illegal staff cuts and make the most of compensation programs if let go.”
- U.S. News & World Report
“An easy-to-use guide of employee legal rights, suggested strategies and resources.”
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