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Hiring and Firing. Employment Law Series

  • ID: 3511060
  • October 2015
  • Region: United States
  • ALM Media, LLC
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The hiring and firing of employees is an area fraught with legal peril. This timely, comprehensive guide helps you minimize risk at every stage, from advertising a job opening and screening applicants through termination and exit procedures. When does asking about an applicant's background violate civil rights law? When can failure to ask certain questions lead to liability for “negligent hiring”? What are the notice requirements when laying off employees? Hiring and Firing addresses these questions and many more. Topics include: laws regulating advertising and recruiting; employment applications; the pre-employment interview; background checks; pre-employment aptitude and intelligence tests; job offers and rejections; employment agreement clauses; termination for cause; layoffs; voluntary separations; exit interviews; and post-termination benefits. Throughout, it contains citations to federal, state and local statutes and case law to help you analyze questions no matter where you are located. Packed with legal and practical advice — including a “termination checklist” — this is the first book you should consult when adding staff or downsizing.

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Frances Kulka Browne
Frances Kulka Browne is a partner in Brody & Browne, LLP in New York City. She concentrates her practice in employment law and appellate litigation. Ms. Browne is an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University School of Law. She has also taught law courses at Rutgers University. Ms. Browne earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude (B.A., 1985) from Lehigh University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her law degree cum laude (J.D., 1988) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and a graduate degree summa cum laude (M.A., 1995) from Rutgers University. She has spoken and written widely on legal issues and is an associate editor and contributing author of Negotiating and Drafting Contract Boilerplate from ALM Publishing.
Lauren Reiter Brody
Lauren Reiter Brody is a partner in Brody & Browne, LLP in New York City. Mrs. Brody's practice focuses on employment as well as commercial matters. She has extensive experience litigating cases in numerous forums, including state and federal trial and appellate courts, and representing parties in arbitrations and mediations. Mrs. Brody received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her law degree from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She has spoken and written widely on legal issues and is an associate editor and contributing author of Negotiating and Drafting Contract Boilerplate from ALM Publishing.

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