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Guides Applicable to both Public and Private Employment

Pocket Guide to Workplace Investigations (2016, 1st edition)


by Carmen Plaza de Jennings and Jayne Benz Chipman. Best practices for a full and fair workplace investigation! This guide provides the legal and logistical framework for conducting an investigation – from inception to finish – for both public and private workplaces, nationally.

Pocket Guide to the Basics of Labor Relations (2014, 4th Edition)


by Rhonda Albey. Both union leaders and new managers with labor relations and bargaining responsibilities will get their bearings in the labor relations environment and learn to succeed in the initial stages of a rewarding line of work.

Pocket Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Acts (2015, 5th Edition)


by Peter J. Brown. A "user friendly" guide to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and the California Family Rights Act of 1993. The rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees under each of the statutes are discussed.

Pocket Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act (2017, 4th edition)


by Cathleen A. Williams and Edmund K. Brehl. (Updated by Brian Walter; reviewed by Christopher Platten.) Focuses on the act's impact in the public sector workplace and explains the law's complicated provisions, like the "salary basis" test and deductions for partial-day absences.

Pocket Guide to Disability Discrimination in the California Workplace (2015, 3rd Edition)


by M. Carol Stevens et al. Comparison of the two basic laws that remedy discrimination encountered by disabled employees: the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act, with additional information on other laws that protect disabled workers.

Pocket Guide to Workers' Compensation in California: Public and Private Sectors (2014, 2nd Edition)


by Juliann Sum (updated by John Holstedt and Eric Ledger). An overview of the law and procedure, and a summary of citations to applicable statutes, regulations, and precedent cases.

Pocket Guide to Just Cause: Discipline and Discharge Arbitration (2010, 1st Edition)


by Bonnie Bogue and Katherine Thomson. Helps participants understand just cause requirements, and prepare for arbitration and civil service hearings.