Employment Law is one of the most critical issues facing employees, small business, and corporations. A strong suit of knowledge in this arena today, can save you much stress and a whole lot of money later. I hope all realize this and that is why I am going to tell you about a book I own in my legal-business literary:

“Workplace Investigations; A Guidebook for Administrators, Managers, and Investigators” by Donald W. Slowik; A Unicom Series in Legal Human Resource Development; The Evergreen Press, Evergreen, Colorado; 1996.

Ever wonder about how legal workplace investigations became necessary, ever wonder the history of the law on employment? Well, in this book you can learn about:

  • The Civil Rights Acts of 1870, 1871 and 1866
  • The Civil Service Act of 1883 or Pendleton Act
  • The Norris-LaGuardia Anti-Injunction Act of 1932
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 or FLSA
  • The National Labor Relations Act or Wagner Act of 1935
  • The Taft-Hartley Act or Labor-Management Act of 1947
  • The Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Executive Order 11246
  • Title III-Federal Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968
  • OSHA of 1970
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
  • The Privacy Act of 1974

And that is just a start of the information in Part I of the book. You see, there are over 30 Acts that you need to legally have a handle on if you are involved in this type of law. Employer general counsels an attorney’s specializing in law need this book. There is all sorts of great legal advice in this book and I definitely recommend it.

I would encourage Human Resource Directors to own this book, as well as risk management departments and corporate executives, as this information is definitely need to know if you wish to prevent employment lawsuits, that are time consuming, expensive and play havoc on a brand name and on the company’s PR. Think on this.