The Essential Guide to Family & Medical Leave

Author: Lisa Guerin,Deborah C. England

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325300

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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The purpose of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is to help employees balance the demands of work and family. But the law can be hard for employers to apply in the real world. Questions about eligibility, coverage, notice and certification requirements, administering leave, continuing benefits, and reinstatement can challenge even the most experienced managers. This book has the plain-English answers to all of your tough questions about the FMLA. It provides detailed information, real-life examples, sample forms, and other tools to help you meet your legal obligations. The 5th edition covers all the latest updates on the FMLA, including rules for same-sex couples, new cases explaining the application of the FMLA, state paid family leave laws, and more.

The Essential Guide to Family & Medical Leave

Author: Lisa Guerin,Deborah C. England

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1413325297

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Guerin and England teach employers the ins and outs of the Family Medical Leave Act. They provide detailed information, sample forms and tools that will help you and your managers track intermittent leave, complete the proper paperwork, and determine eligibility for different types of leave. -- adapted from back cover.

The FMLA Handbook

A Union Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 191

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This book explains the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and suggests ways to us it, especially in union-organized workplaces

Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws

Author: Lisa Guerin,Sachi Barreiro

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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Navigating an employer’s obligations under federal employments laws can be confusing and overwhelming. The FMLA, ADA, FLSA, NLRA--it can be difficult just to keep the acronyms straight! With the The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the 20 major federal employment laws, including: which businesses must comply with each law what each law allows and prohibits which federal agency enforces each law and practical tips to remain within the scope of the law Each chapter is dedicated to explaining and demystifying one federal employment law, including: the Americans with Disabilities Act the Family and Medical Leave Act the Fair Labor Standards Act the National Labor Relations Act the Equal Pay Act and much more Stay ahead of the game and protect your company and yourself--get The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws.

The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination

Author: Deborah C. England

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Every day, it seems, another company is in the news for the wrong reason: It’s been accused of harassment or discrimination against employees. Your company can avoid this fate by making sure managers and employees recognize and know how to respond to illegal conduct promptly and effectively. The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination gives you a straightforward explanation of what the law requires of an employer and breaks down the steps to follow to make sure your company is in compliance. Taking into consideration the practical realities of applying the law in everyday situations, this guide answers common questions that you're likely to encounter. The book gives you thorough explanations, in plain English, of the important legal principles that human resources professionals, managers, and supervisors must understand in order to deal with harassment and discrimination in the workplace. You'll also get samples, quizzes, and real-world scenarios that will help you to apply these principles in situations you actually confront. Find guidance on: what harassment is and how to stop it when and how discrimination occurs how to draft and communicate effective policies how to conduct training how to handle employee complaints and investigate claims thoroughly how to protect the company with proper documentation, and what to expect if an employee files a charge or lawsuit. The Essential Guide to Handling Workplace Harassment & Discrimination is packed with legal strategies and information for busy managers, giving you the tools to protect your employees—and the company—from workplace harassment and discrimination. This guide is the essential reference book for anyone who is responsible for addressing and preventing harassment and discrimination problems in the workplace. This book has forms and are downloadable through a special link in the book.

Be Fruitful

The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child

Author: Victoria Maizes, MD

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451645481

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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From an internationally recognized integrative physician, a thorough guide to fertility that encompasses all aspects of female well-being to help women prepare their bodies for easy conception, pregnancy, and the delivery of healthy babies. The increase in environmental toxins, processed foods, and stress, as well as the advancing ages at which couples seek to have children, have made it more difficult for women to conceive. In Be Fruitful, Dr. Victoria Maizes, an expert on women’s health and the executive director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, delivers all the information women and their partners need in order to conceive with ease and confidence, and to bear healthy children. Warm, friendly, and hands-on, Be Fruitful offers a comprehensive self-assessment to help identify any potential physical, emotional, and practical roadblocks that may interfere with conception, as well as clear and easy-to-follow dietary, supplemental, and exercise recommendations proven to increase optimal fertility. Dr. Maizes details how nutrition, mind-body practices, elimination of environmental toxins, and traditional Chinese medicine can all contribute to a successful pregnancy. Unique in its integrative approach, Be Fruitful acknowledges that wellness comes from caring for the entire person—not just the physical body—a crucial factor for the countless women trying to conceive and committed to transforming their overall health.

Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

Author: Mayo Clinic

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795317182

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 509

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Any woman looking for accurate, reliable, and authoritative information from a reliable source will surely appreciate this pregnancy book from the world-class Mayo Clinic. There are hundreds of pages of in depth information that new parents will find useful and informative. Features include week-by-week updates on baby’s growth as well as month-by-month changes that mom can expect and a forty-week pregnancy calendar as well as a symptom guide and a review of important pregnancy decisions. In this illustrated book you’ll also find pre-pregnancy advice: how to get pregnant in the first place and once you are pregnant, meal planning tips, healthy exercise, safe medication use, and general parenthood advice. This pregnancy book is the result of the efforts of a collective team of pregnancy experts who find nothing in medicine more exciting and satisfying than the birth of a healthy child with a healthy mother. Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy is an essential pregnancy resource for parents-to-be.

Real College

The Essential Guide to Student Life

Author: Douglas Stone,Elizabeth Tippett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143034254

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 1956

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A practical handbook for prospective students guides readers through the pressures of college life, offering valuable advice on how to deal with incompatible roommates, academic pressures, peer pressure, parental communication, substance abuse and sex, and other important issues confronting young people. Original.

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells

Author: Randi Kreger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1592857833

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Gentle counsel and realistic advice for families contending with one of today's most misunderstood forms of mental illness. "Randi Kreger has done it again! With her new book, she continues to make the dynamics of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) readily accessible to those of us who love, live with and treat people who suffer from this complex condition." Blaise Aguirre, MD, Medical Director, Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Residential Program, McLean Hospital"Kreger's communication techniques, grounded in the latest research, provide family members with the essential ability to regain a genuine, meaningful relationship with their loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder." Debra Resnick, Psy.D., President, Psychological Services and Human Development Center"This book offers hope for those who think their situation has none." Rachel Reiland, author of Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality DisorderFor family members of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), home life is routinely unpredictable and frequently unbearable. Extreme mood swings, impulsive behaviors, unfair blaming and criticism, and suicidal tendencies common conduct among those who suffer from the disorder leave family members feeling confused, hurt, and helpless.In Stop Walking on Eggshells, Randi Kreger's pioneering first book which sold more than 340,000 copies, she and co-author Paul T. Mason outlined the fundamental differences in the way that people with BPD relate to the world. Now, with The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder, Kreger takes readers to the next level by offering them five straightforward tools to organize their thinking, learn specific skills, and focus on what they need to do to get off the emotional rollercoaster:Take care of yourselfUncover what keeps you feeling stuckCommunicate to be heardSet limits with loveReinforce the right behaviorsTogether the steps provide a clear-cut system designed to help friends and family reduce stress, improve their relationship with their borderline loved one, improve their problem-solving skills and minimize conflict, and feel more self-assured about setting limits.Randi Kreger is the co-author of Stop Walking on Eggshells and the author of The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook. She operates bpdcentral.com, one of the top web-based resources for those living with BPD, and runs the Welcome to Oz online family support groups based at her web site. Cofounder of the Personality Disorder Awareness Network, Kreger is frequently invited to lecture on BPD and related issues, both for clinicians and laypeople.

The Employer's Legal Handbook

Manage Your Employees & Workplace Effectively

Author: Fred S. Steingold

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323995

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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A comprehensive guide to the major legal issues facing employers, from hiring to firing (and everything in between). In Nolo’s plain-English style, this bestseller cuts through the legalese to provide all the information business owners and managers need to know to avoid legal problems and treat employees fairly.

Johns Hopkins Family Health Book

The Essential Home Medical Reference To Help You And Your Family Promote Good Health And Manage Illnessl

Author: Johns Hopkins University

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062701497

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 1657

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Covers health maintenance, body systems and disorders, and obtaining the best health care.

Vitamin N

The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life

Author: Richard Louv

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 161620561X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for “nature”) is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now, with 500 activities for children and adults Dozens of inspiring and thought-provoking essays Scores of informational websites Down-to-earth advice In his landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv was the first to bring widespread attention to the alienation of children from the natural world, coining the term nature-deficit disorder and outlining the benefits of a strong nature connection--from boosting mental acuity and creativity to reducing obesity and depression, from promoting health and wellness to simply having fun. That book “rivaled Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring” (the Cincinnati Enquirer), was “an absolute must-read for parents” (the Boston Globe), and “an inch-thick caution against raising the fully automated child” (the New York Times). His follow-up book, The Nature Principle, addressed the needs of adults and outlined a “new nature movement and its potential to improve the lives of all people no matter where they live” (McClatchy Newspapers).Vitamin N is a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive, and practical guidebook for the whole family and the wider community, including tips not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids but also for those seeking nature-smart schools, medical professionals, and even careers. It is a dose of pure inspiration, reminding us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as exhilarating as it is essential, at any age.

Here's the Plan.

Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood

Author: Allyson Downey

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580056199

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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For many women in their 20's and 30's, the greatest professional hurdle they'll need to overcome has little to do with their work life. The most focused, confident, and ambitious women can find themselves derailed by a tiny little thing: a new baby. While more workplaces are espousing family-friendly cultures, women are still subject to a "parenting penalty" and high-profile conflicts between parenting and the workplace are all over the news: from the controversy over companies covering the costs of egg-freezing to the debate over parental leave and childcare inspired by Mark Zuckerberg's two-month paternity leave. Here's the Plan offers an inventive and inspiring roadmap for working mothers steering their careers through the parenting years. Author Allyson Downey—founder of weeSpring, the “Yelp for baby products,” and mother of two young children—advises readers on all practical aspects of ladder-climbing while parenting, such as negotiating leave, flex time, and promotions. In the style of #GIRLBOSS or Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, Here's the Plan is the definitive guide for ambitious mothers, written by one working mother to another.

The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations

A Step-By-Step Guide to Handling Employee Complaints & Problems

Author: Lisa Guerin

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Mishandling workplace complaints can lead to lawsuits and other legal trouble. By following the ten steps laid out in the book, managers and HR professionals can learn how to take complaints, conduct interviews, document findings, and ultimately make decisions that will keep employees safe and the company out of the courtroom.

Leaving the Fold

Author: Marlene Winell

Publisher: Marlene Winell Ph.D.

ISBN: 9781933993232

Category: Psychology

Page: 316

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This book by psychologist Marlene Winell provides valuable insights into the dangers of religious indoctrination and outlines what therapists and victims can do to reclaim a healthier human spirit.... Both former believers searching for a new beginning and those just starting to subject their faith to the requirements of simple common sense, if not analytical reason, may find valuable assistance in these pages. -Steve Allen, author and entertainer

The Teen Years Explained

A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development

Author: Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard

Publisher: Jayne Blanchard

ISBN: 0615302467

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 103

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We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

Author: Karen Kelsky

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0553419439

Category: Education

Page: 448

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The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Create Your Own Employee Handbook

A Legal & Practical Guide for Employers

Author: Lisa Guerin,Amy Delpo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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Every company needs an employee handbook, but not every company has one. Lawyers charge thousands of dollars for a handbook; other “do-it-yourself” products don’t offer the updated legal information and careful guidance necessary to do a good job. Create Your Own Employee Handbook bridges the gap, with detailed explanations, information on current state and federal laws, and more than a hundred sample policies you can tailor to your own workplace.

First-Time Parents

Author: Miriam Stoppard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 075666344X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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First-time Parents is an updated and redesigned edition of a practical guide to parenting that focuses especially on first-time parents. There is advice on pregnancy and birth; day-to-day babycare – feeding, washing and dressing; as well as guidance on the longer-term emotional issues of adapting to becoming a family. The book also addresses all other issues such as maintaining your relationship and going back to work. There are special panels that give, not only the mother’s, but also the father’s, points of view on a variety ofissues to help both parents understand the other’s needs. In this easy-to-read guide, Miriam Stoppard gives new mothers and fathers the confidence to fashion their own brand of family life.