From Library Journal
This work of popular legal reference is similar in approach to Dan Lacey's Your Rights in the Workplace ( LJ 2/15/92). Like Lacey, labor lawyer Joel presents an employee's legal rights from the initial mating dance of the job interview to, as increasingly occurs, a messy divorce at termination. Joel sees a worker's best defense as a good offense: he suggests we each start compiling a "personal personnel file" from the moment we spot a seductive want ad, maintaining this paper trail to counter our bosses' documentation should the need arise. In a downright chatty style, Joel discusses over 100 strictures governing hours, wages, working conditions, discrimination, and related issues. He provides fuller coverage than Lacey of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. Joel also untangles the labyrinth of workers'-compensation rules, and aging baby boomers will appreciate his coverage of the age-discrimation law that protects the "Over Forties." A robust glossary, summaries of key legislation, and examples of real-life employment conflicts conclude the book. Recommended to libraries serving the legal research needs of the public.- Michael Stevenson, Harvard Business Sch. Lib.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Lewin G. Joel III is a practicing labor lawyer. He lives in Connecticut.
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