Alabama Employment Law
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Alabama Employment Law is a single-volume desktop reference that provides extensive information concerning the laws, regulations, and policies affecting labor and employment in Alabama. It is not only as a resource for the many questions and issues that labor and employment practitioners face, but a guide to develop effective personnel policies while steering clear from potential sources of liability.
Alabama Employment Law explores all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including:
> The general nature and formation of Alabama employment relationships, as well as special forms of Alabama employment and employment agreements (including the recent work-from-home trend);
> Discrimination and legally prohibited hiring actions, hiring tests, and the hiring of minors, as well as work reporting requirements and interference with employment;
> Various testing procedures, including substance abuse testing, polygraph testing, physical and mental tests, HIV/AIDS testing, and genetic testing;
> Ending the employment relationship and issues related to notice of termination, payment of wages on termination, and severance pay, as well as plant closings, mass layoffs, and/or business closings;
> Hours of work, break/rest periods, minimum wage, overtime pay, and record-keeping requirements;
> Benefits, including leave time, health care, group life insurance, retirement benefits, and commuting benefits;
> Employer duties and liabilities concerning health and safety standards, OSHA standards (and variances from OSHA standards), employee rights and duties, and restroom requirements/transgender rights;
> The various forms of discrimination and harassment of employees, including age discrimination, disability discrimination, wage discrimination, sex/gender discrimination, race/color discrimination, religious discrimination, as well as affirmative action, and the state and federal laws that apply;
> Employee relations, including new employee orientation, performance evaluations, employee discipline, grievance procedures, and employee privacy and defamation;
> Unions, union organizing, and the NLRA, as well as unfair labor practices and employee rights under the NLRA;
> Workers' compensation, SSDI, and SSI;
> Unemployment compensation, employee eligibility, employer responsibilities, and unemployment taxes;
> Employer record keeping and posting requirements, as well as federal recording keeping requirements;
> Advisers, including employer associations, insurance agents, accounts, lawyers, and others;
> and many, many other topics.
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Table of contents
CHAPTER 1, THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP
CHAPTER 2, HIRING
CHAPTER 3, TESTING
CHAPTER 4, TERMINATION
CHAPTER 5, HOURS OF WORK AND PAYMENT OF WAGES
CHAPTER 6, BENEFITS
CHAPTER 7, HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS
CHAPTER 8, EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT
CHAPTER 9, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
CHAPTER 10, UNION ORGANIZING
CHAPTER 11, DISABILTY OR DEATH OF AN EMPLOYEE
CHAPTER 12, UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
CHAPTER 13, EMPLOYER RECORD KEEPING AND POSTING/NOTICE REQUIREMENTS
CHAPTER 14, ADVISERS AND INFORMATION SOURCES
CHAPTER 15, RELATED BUSINESS REGULATIONS AND PRACTICES