THE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAW
Second Edition (Over 80 pages) By Richard J. Simmons
     The Immigration Reform and Control Act establishes rules for all employers throughout the country. It prohibits the employment of unauthorized aliens, as well as the continued employment of such individuals. It also requires every employer to screen all job candidates who receive job offers to determine their true identity and legal authority to work in the U.S. This publication provides an understandable analysis of the law and its rules. It includes employer obligations, record-keeping rules, penalties, recruitment practices, and a sample I-9 form.
 

EMPLOYER'S GUIDE TO THE FEDERAL FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
Ninth Edition (over 145 pages) By Richard J. Simmons
    This manual provides employers a guide through the complicated web of rules created by the law. New regulations took effect on January 16, 2009. It examines the key features of the FMLA, provides a sample medical certification form and poster, as well as a drafting checklist for FMLA policies. It also provides a sample leave of absence request form that identifies eligible employees and sample leave of absence policies. Among the subjects addressed in the publication are eligibility standards, 2009 regulations, insurance obligations, use of vacation and sick benefits, military family leaves, 12-month standard, exemptions, intermittent and reduced leaves, maximum leave rules, employee notification rules, minimum service rules, reinstatement rights, benefits issues, medical certification rules and enforcement rules.

EMPLOYER'S GUIDE TO S.B. 198 INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAMS AND THE CALIFORNIA CORPORATE CRIMINAL LIABILITY ACT
Third Edition (Over 145 pages) By Richard J. Simmons
     The Employer's Guide to S.B. 198 Injury and Illness Prevention Programs discusses the two safety laws from an employer's perspective. It examines the statutes and regulations and describes the obligations created by both laws. It also provides a sample personnel policy and contains sample injury and illness prevention programs. Among the subjects addressed are statutory rules, impact on OSHA, training requirements, manager's reporting duties, record-keeping rules, inspection requirements, safety committees, and other key requirements.
 

WARN EMPLOYER'S GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA AND FEDERAL MASS LAYOFF AND PLANT CLOSING RULES
Sixth Edition (Over 65 pages) By Richard J. Simmons
     The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) applies to virtually all employers throughout the country with 100 or more employees. The California rules in AB 2957 apply to covered establishments with 75 or more employees. The laws create advance notice rules that apply before a mass layoff or business closing can occur. This publication addresses notification obligations, exemptions, temporary projects, covered employers, sales of businesses, strikes and lockouts, employee notices, and enforcement provisions.
 

THE FEDERAL POLYGRAPH LAW
(Over 40 pages) By Richard J. Simmons
     The Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) establishes detailed rules that apply to polygraph and lie detector tests. This publication provides a useful analysis of the federal law and the laws of many states as well. It addressses coverage, government employers, exception for drug tests, procedural rules, posting rules, types of tests regulated, honesty tests, complete and partial exemptions, and pre-test requirements.
 
 
 

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