Accessible and up-to-date guidance on federal, state, and select municipal employment law, tailored to the needs of the HR professional.

This tool:

  • Covers the entire employment lifecycle from recruitment and selection through termination of employment.
  • Contains practical examples to illustrate the "real world" application of employment compliance obligations.
  • Provides links to additional helpful resources and tools.
  • Alerts readers to anticipated future developments in the law.

New and Updated

  • Preemployment Screening and Testing: Texas

    In-depth review of the spectrum of Texas employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to preemployment screening and testing.

  • Health Care Benefits: Illinois

    In-depth review of the spectrum of Illinois employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to health care benefits.

  • Union Organization and Labor Relations: Federal

    This section helps HR professionals understand how a union is formed, including the secret ballot election process conducted by the National Labor Relations Board; strategies for employers for preventing and/or handling a union organizing campaign in the workplace; and discusses "Right to Work" states and union decertifications.

  • Collective Bargaining Process: Federal

    This section helps HR professionals understand how to engage in a good-faith, collective bargaining process with a union in order to achieve a contract. In addition, this section highlights the different categories of subjects of collective bargaining - mandatory, permissive and illegal.

  • Unfair Labor Practices: Federal

    This section helps HR professionals understand that the National Labor Relations Act prohibits employers and union employees from engaging in certain unlawful activities, known as unfair labor practices. In addition, this section also explains how the National Labor Relations Board investigates, prosecutes and remedies charges of unfair labor practices.

  • Strikes, Lockouts and Other "Economic Weapons": Federal

    This section helps HR professionals understand that the ultimate economic weapons available during a labor dispute are a strike by the union employees and a lockout by the employer. Additionally, this section provides guidance on the employer's rights and restrictions in replacing employees during a strike or a lockout.

  • Employer Liability: Federal

    This section helps HR professionals understand the National Labor Relations Board's authority to impose penalties (remedies), including back pay and reinstatement, on employers who violate the National Labor Relations Act. The section also discusses simple steps employers may take to avoid liability.

  • Taxation of Employee Benefits: Wisconsin

    An in-depth review of the spectrum of Wisconsin employment law requirements HR must follow in respect to Taxation of Employee Benefits.

  • Taxation of Employee Benefits: Virginia

    In-depth review of the spectrum of Virginia employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to taxation of employee benefits.

  • Taxation of Employee Benefits: West Virginia

    In-depth review of the spectrum of West Virginia employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to taxation of employee benefits.

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