Labor and Employment in Massachusetts: A Guide to Employment Laws, Regulations & Practices
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Written for business owners, personnel directors, general managers, and human resource staff persons who are managing Massachusetts employees on a daily basis, this two-volume desktop reference provides basic information concerning the laws, regulations, and policies affecting labor and employment in Massachusetts. Use it to develop a personnel policy and as a resource to answer questions on employment law issues. It offers solid guidance on important new procedures and potential sources of liability. This product gives you everything you need on the federal and Massachusetts compliance requirements, pulled together in one place.
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Table of contents
Chapter 1 Hiring
Chapter 2 Hours of Work and Payment of Wages
Chapter 3 Health and Safety Standards
Chapter 4 Employment Discrimination Laws
Chapter 5 Sexual Harassment
Chapter 6 Family and Medical Leave
Chapter 7 The MA Civil Rights Act and Equal Rights Act
Chapter 8 Performance Appraisal, Progressive Discipline and Personnel Files
Chapter 9 Employee Privacy
Chapter 10 Drugs in the Workplace
Chapter 11 Defamation and the Employment Relationship
Chapter 12 Labor Relations, Union Organizing, Collective Bargaining, and Strikes
Chapter 13 Employer Liability for Employees' Acts
Chapter 14 Independent Contractors
Chapter 15 Private Health Care and Life Insurance
Chapter 16 Employee Disability, Death, and Workers' Compensation
Chapter 17 Employee Retirement Benefits
Chapter 18 Termination of Employment
Chapter 19 Unemployment Compensation
Chapter 20 Settlement Agreements and Releases
Chapter 21 Plant Closing and Mass Layoffs
Chapter 22 The Management Audit - A Preventive Tool
Chapter 23 Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 24 Agencies, Advisers, and Information Sources
Statutory and Regulatory Appendices
Appendix A Equal Rights Law
Appendix B Lie Detector Tests
Appendix C Employee's Access to Personnel Records
Appendix D The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
Appendix E ADA Enforcement Guidance: Preemployment Disability-Related Questions and Medical Examinations
Appendix F Advisory Opinions of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office: Fair Labor and Business Practices Division
Appendix G MCAD Policy on Alternative Dispute Resolution
Appendix H MCAD Model Sexual Harassment Policy
Appendix I MCAD Guidelines: Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Handicap-Chapter 151B