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This newly updated and expanded edition of an ABA bestseller includes everything you need to create a complete, customized manual that can serve as a reference guide for your entire firm and as a training tool for new employees, associates, and temporary workers. The e-book version includes a link to download editable Word Document files of all the included forms, so you can edit the text to produce your own firm's policy and procedures manual and revise it whenever needed. This indispensable manual covers every facet of basic law office operations, and also includes material on COBRA, stress injuries, AIDS/HIV, and much more. The sixth edition contains information and policies on new statutes and amended statutes with which law firms must comply, plus other areas of interest, including:

 • The Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008
 •  Family and Medical Leave Act -- including new forms
 •  Family Responsibilities Discrimination
 •  The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
 •  Retaliation and whistle blowing
 •  Application of the Fair Credit Reporting Act to law firm hiring
 •  The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
 •  The changing face of large firms -- from departments to practice groups
 •  Policies on diversity and sexual harassment
 •  Use of office technology, including e-mail, cell phones, and the Internet
 •  Hurricane threat procedure
 •  Workplace hazards
 •  The economic downturn and alternative billing
 •  Retention of client files and property
 •  Social media information and policy
 •  Going green -- the changing office environment
 •  The revised Immigration Form I-9
 •  Updated bibliographies