Complete Guide to Human Resources and the Law

Complete Guide to Human Resources and the Law

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The Complete Guide to Human Resources and the Law will help you navigate complex and potentially costly Human Resources issues. You'll know what to do (and what not to do) to avoid costly mistakes or oversights, confront HR problems - legally and effectively - and understand the rules. The Complete Guide to Human Resources and the Law offers fast, dependable, plain English legal guidance for HR-related situations from ADA accommodation, diversity training, and privacy issues to hiring and termination, employee benefit plans, compensation, and recordkeeping. It brings you the most up-to-date information as well as practical tips and checklists in a well-organized, easy-to-use resource. The 2014 Edition provides new and expanded coverage of issues such as: A discussion of Liberty University v. Geithner, 133 S. Ct. 679 The Supreme Court denied Hobby Lobby's request for an emergency injunction that would have prevented the PPACA contraceptive mandate from taking effect On the last day of the term ending in June 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that the section restricting qmarriageq for federal-law purposes to a union of one man and one woman of the federal Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional Same-sex marriage is now legal in California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington The required FMLA poster and forms were revised A late 2012 per curiam Supreme Court decision held that the Oklahoma Supreme Court should not have invalidated on public policy grounds, the noncompete provisions of two employment contracts The Sixth Circuit held that Supplemental Unemployment Benefit payments to employees who are terminated involuntarily because of business cessation are not FICA wages The validity of hundreds of actions taken by the NLRB has been called into question by an early 2013 D.C. Circuit decision In late 2012, the California Supreme Court ruled that a supermarket's privately owned entrance area is not a qpublic forumq as defined by the California constitution The HHS, the DOL, and the Treasury proposed rules supporting wellness programs, including participatory programs that are generally available without regard to the employee's health status (e.g., rewards for taking a health risk assessment; reimbursement of gym membership) The Supreme Court drew a distinction between Title VII suits based on personal characteristics (race, color, sex, religion, and national origin) and retaliation suits, requiring retaliation plaintiffs to prove that retaliation was the but-for cause of the adverse job action taken against them And much more!A hostile work environment is one where actions are taken to make an employee feel unwelcome. ... The Seventh Circuit permitted a claim of co-worker harassment, who alleged unwelcome physical contact with intimate parts of her body, anbsp;...

Title:Complete Guide to Human Resources and the Law
Author:Dana Shilling
Publisher:Aspen Publishers Online - 2013-10-04


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