Dealing With Problem Employees: How to Manage Performance & Personal Issues in the Workplace

Dealing With Problem Employees: How to Manage Performance & Personal Issues in the Workplace

by Amy Delpo J.D., Lisa Guerin J.D.

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Manage employee problems, legally and effectively

Every workplace has occasional problems with employees. This book is packed with the legal and practical information you need to handle all kinds of issues—from small corrective actions to major problems that put your company at risk. It provides proven techniques—and immediate solutions. Find out how to quickly and legally:

  • manage performance issues
  • investigate problems and complaints
  • help problem employees get back on track
  • lay the groundwork for termination
  • handle severances and references
  • avoid discrimination and other types of lawsuits, and
  • avoid hiring problem employees in the future.

The 9th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest employment laws in every state. It provides sample policies, forms, and checklists to help you at every step.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781413324426
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 09/27/2017
Edition description: Ninth Edition
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 1,161,084
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy DelPo is an author and consulting editor who specializes in employment and family law issues. She brings years of criminal and civil law experience to her work at Nolo, having litigated cases in all levels of state and federal courts, including the California Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Since leaving the active practice of law, she has earned a master’s degree in library and information science, specializing in legal research and law librarianship. She has written numerous employment law titles, including The Performance Appraisal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. Ms. DelPo received her law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lisa Guerin is the author or co-author of several Nolo books, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, Dealing with Problem Employees, The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, Workplace Investigations, and Create Your Own Employee Handbook. Guerin has practiced employment law in government, public interest, and private practice where she represented clients at all levels of state and federal courts and in agency proceedings. She is a graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

1. What's Your Problem?

2. Employment Law Basics

3. Performance Evaluations

4. Progressive Discipline

5. Complaints and Investigations

6. Dispute Resolution Programs

7. Making the Decision to Fire

8. Planning for the Aftermath

9. Severance and Releases

10. How to Fire

11. Looking Forward

12. Researching the Law and Hiring a Lawyer

A. Appendix


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