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Running a business isn’t easy especially with all the rules and regulations concerning employment. And if you make a mistake not only do you have to worry about, but you also have to worry about lawsuits. If these things concern you, or keep you up at night, then there’s a very good book I’d like to recommend. It is a book that I have myself, and it sits in my personal business library at home. The name of the book is:
“The Employee Problem Solver” by Alexander Hamilton Institute, 1993
The authors discuss nearly every topic having to do with employment. They also explain a good bit of the history between each of the laws and regulations behind the employment issues of our time. For instance, they go into great detail on the American Disabilities Act (ADA), in case you havethat are physically challenged.
The book discusses things like Absenteeism, Alcohol and Drugs, Religion, Employee Dating, and Defamation of Character. And if you have to deal with disciplining an employee, or one that refuses to follow directions then there is a short chapter on insubordination, one that I found very interesting, especially the advice to make full documentation, in case you wish to terminate the employee later.
Have you ever wondered what to put in Help Wanted Ads; if you say the wrong thing you could get sued. And there is a right way and a wrong way to conduct Layoffs. How about enforcing the Dress Code, or dealing with Over Time, or God forbid Sexual-Harassment. Yes, all this and more is in this book. The author also explains theStandards, and how this regulations came into existence.
You will learn about Unions, Disclaimers, Employee Manuals, Right to Work States, and what to do if there is a Fight at Work, or an employee advises you they have jury duty. If you’ve been in business long enough you have probably encountered some of all of these things. And thus, this is the perfect book for you. Please consider all this.