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Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees, Fifth Edition

  • Lori B. Rassas
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With her user-friendly and practical guide, Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees, Fifth Edition, Lori Rassas gives a comprehensive awareness of the legal issues that may arise throughout the employer-employee relationship.

Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees, Fifth Edition by Lori B. Rassas is a practical text for undergraduate, paralegal, and graduate-level employment law courses, including those offered in human resources and business school programs. This unique book handles each area of the law and its practical application from the perspective of both employers and employees. The balanced approach is organized to track the employer-employee relationship focusing on hiring, managing, and firing practices. The end-of-chapter questions test key concepts and present hypothetical situations that test students’ ability to master and apply concepts and promote the development of critical thinking and analytical skills.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • recruiting strategies designed to balance the interests of employers to comply with anti-discrimination laws and achieve their diversity and inclusion goals
  • expanded discussion of hair discrimination
  • greater coverage of sex discrimination based on gender identity, transgender status, and sexual orientation
  • explanation of legislative efforts designed to address broader pay equity issues among and between different protected classes
  • expanded coverage of the National Labor Relations Act and its impact on the rights of employers to regulate workplace conduct
  • analysis of legal developments that materialized during the pandemic and have widespread applicability as they continue to evolve: updated guidance on medical inquiries, remote working arrangements, reasonable accommodations, and vaccine policies

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Chronologically-organized, clear, and concise explanations of complex legal concepts that track the employer–employee relationship.
  • Enforcement guidance and workplace posters from the agencies that enforce the laws that regulate the employment relationship
  • Practical information that that guides students to frame legally compliant interview questions
  • References to the most significant legal cases and some lesser-known cases that represent common themes.
  • The injection of real-life memorable scenarios and humor to increase the attention of students and help them retain the knowledge related to key concepts.
  • Key terms defined when first introduced; outrageous but true “Check-It-Out” situations with employment implications; objective and analytical end-of-chapter questions; and a comprehensive glossary and index.
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About the authors
Lori Rassas

Lori B. Rassas, Esq., has more than two decades of experience working on em- ployment and labor issues and more than 15 years of experience teaching stu- dents of all levels. She received an LL.M. in Labor and Employment Law from New York University Law School, a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, and a B.A. from Tufts University. She is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and is a trained mediator and arbi- trator and the author of a number of books on workplace matters. Throughout her career, the author has provided extensive legal and human resources guidance and counsel on all phases of the employment process to both employers and employees. She has developed a pragmatic approach to the navi- gation of employment relationships that is derived from her experience working to resolve complex legal issues that have arisen on both sides of the bargaining table. Her current and prior employers include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Columbia University, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (now SAG-AFTRA), among others. She also has her own HR consulting practice, through which she coaches job seekers on how to effectively navigate the workplace, offers live and web-based training workshops, and provides guid- ance on human resources matters Not only does the author’s vast practical experience inform this textbook, but her work as an adjunct faculty member also provides additional perspec- tives. She has taught at a number of prestigious institutions, including Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, Fordham University School of Law, The Scheinman Insti- tute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University, Berkeley College, and Excelsi- or College, among others. In addition to this textbook, the author has written a number of other books, including: ul liemIt’s About You Too: How to Manage Employee Resistance to Your Diversity Initiatives and Improve Workplace Culture and Profitabilityemli liemThe Portable Perpetual Paycheck: Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Earning Income for Life in the Post-Pandemic Workplaceemli liemLifescripts for Today’s Workplaceemli liemNegotiating Without the Nonsense: Straightforward and Effective Strategies to Obtain the Best Possible Compensation Packageemli liemOver the Hill but Not the Cliff: 5 Strategies for 50+ Job-Seekers to Push Past Ageism and Find a Job in the Loyalty-Free Workplaceemli ul A recognized expert on employment law and career issues, the author has appeared on CNBC and has been quoted in a number of publications, including emThe New York Timesem, emForbes.comem, emCNNMoneyem, emFortuneem, emUSA Today Collegeem, emWomen’s Dayem, emAarp.orgem, emnextavenue.orgem, emNewsdayem, emAmerican Medical Newsem, and emCareerBuilder.comem. She is always gaining new perspectives on how both employers and employees view and work through employment law issues. You can connect with the author on LinkedIn, visit her website at ema href=""www.lorirassas.comaem, or follow her on Twitter (@lorirassas). The author welcomes both faculty and student feedback, as she is continually thinking about how to ensure that each edition of this textbook is a substantive, relevant, and user-friendly teaching tool.

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