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Hiring, Firing & Discipline for Employers

Hiring, firing and discipline are three topics that affect every employer, no matter the size. Your employees are your greatest resource, but they also represent a potential source of numerous liability concerns. Compiled by Richard Reinhardt of F&H Solutions Group and Timothy Bland of FordHarrison LLP, this manual focuses on numerous issues confronting employers and managers.

The manual includes 7 state-by-state charts and 18 chapters, covering topics such as:

  • Pre-employment issues
    • Crafting a task-focused job advertisement
    • Handling applications
    • Establishing an employment-at-will doctrine
  • Interviews
    • Sample questions and what to avoid asking about
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerns (e.g., reasonable accommodation)
    • Union-related questions
  • Employee personnel files
    • Separation of medical paperwork
    • Employee access
    • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Discipline and termination
    • Performance appraisals and progressive discipline
    • Common discipline and discharge pitfalls
    • Tips for a risk-free termination meeting

Please contact FHSG if you are interested in more information.