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Fired, laid off or forced out : a complete guide to severance, benefits, and your rights when you're starting over, Richard C. Busse

Label
Fired, laid off or forced out : a complete guide to severance, benefits, and your rights when you're starting over
Title
Fired, laid off or forced out
Title remainder
a complete guide to severance, benefits, and your rights when you're starting over
Statement of responsibility
Richard C. Busse
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Takes the fear out of the possibility of losing your job and replaces it with specific guidelines any worker can use to protect his or her rights. From the factory worker to the professional, the salesperson to upper management, anyone can benefit from the insight and the proven steps described to obtain a positive outcome
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Busse, Richard C
Dewey number
  • 650.1
  • 658.313
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5549.5.D55
LC item number
B87 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Employees
  • Unemployment
  • Psychology, Industrial
  • Employees
  • Psychology, Industrial
  • Unemployment
  • United States
  • Employees -- Dismissal of -- United States. Unemployment -- United States. Psychology, Industrial
Label
Fired, laid off or forced out : a complete guide to severance, benefits, and your rights when you're starting over, Richard C. Busse
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip053/2004025685.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Discharge as an at-will employee -- Debunking myths about your employment rights -- 2. Strategies to survive a disciplinary action -- Are you really on a termination track? -- How employee discipline works -- How to survive employee discipline -- Top ten rules to survive discipline -- 3. How to diffuse potentially volatile situations -- Strategies for executives -- Strategies for mid-level managers -- Strategies for first-line, nonunion supervisors -- Strategies for commissioned salespersons -- Strategies for nonunion, hourly workers -- Strategies for probationary employees -- Survival tips -- 4. Using HR to survive abuse at work -- Your need to report harassment -- Using good judgment in reporting harassment -- The trick is to change the subject -- Verifying complaints -- Considerations that affect your reporting decision -- Tips for dealing with human resources -- 5. Strategies to preempt or prevent an anticipated termination -- Strategy 1 : preempt it by proposing that you resign -- Strategy 2 : demonstrate submission -- Strategy 3 : enlist third-party assistance -- Strategy 4 : assume a legal posture -- Strategy 5 : engage in a political war
  • 6. Managing an imminent termination -- Ensure your performance is documented -- Begin a narrative of events -- Make a list of witnesses -- Start networking -- Consider consulting with an attorney -- In the meantime, do your job -- Mend fences -- Be mindful of any upcoming dates -- Watch out for traps -- Review your employer's benefit offerings -- Do not create a sense of impending doom -- Do not argue your case to your co-workers -- Do not ask your boss for reassurance -- Do not give up and stop performing -- Do not engage in desperate defensive measure -- Do not go on vacation -- Do not just quit -- Do not make illegal tape recordings -- Do not access information without authority -- Do not give your employer an excuse -- Do's and don'ts in anticipation of a termination -- 7. Handling the termination itself -- The termination meeting -- Posttermination winding up -- The exit interview -- Your final check and benefits -- Posttermination filings to protect your rights -- The effect of termination on your receipt of benefits -- Termination tips
  • 8. Immediately after your termination -- Remain calm -- Ask probing questions -- Remove all personal belongings at your earliest opportunity -- Relinquish all keys and ID badges when requested -- Record what was said in the termination meeting -- Request a copy of your personnel file -- Let your family and friends take care of you -- If you need it, seek emotional counseling -- Seek legal advice only from a knowledgeable lawyer -- As soon as you are able, look for other work -- Do not start cutting your own deal -- Do not release your employer without consulting a lawyer -- Do not write a letter of protest to the company -- Do not start writing letters to your congressional delegation -- Do not engage in physical harm -- Do not remove anything that does not belong to you -- Do not refuse to return property belonging to the employer -- Do not immediately file an internal, nonunion grievance -- Do not sign a confession -- Do not try to handle it alone -- Termination tips -- 9. Negotiating a severance agreement -- How to get more severance -- The contents of your severance agreement -- Severance tips list
  • 10. All about lawyers -- How to find a lawyer -- Engaging your lawyer -- 11. Unlawful terminations -- Public policy wrongful discharge -- Wrongful constructive discharge -- State statutory solutions -- Discrimination laws -- Opposition and retaliation statutes -- Employment contracts -- 12. Other legal claims -- Intentional infliction of severe emotional distress -- Intentional interference with economic relations -- Invasion of privacy -- Defamation -- Misrepresentation -- 13. Termination of special group members -- Termination of union workers -- Termination of government employees -- 14. Evaluating your termination case -- Evaluating whether you have a case -- Evaluating the problem of your case -- Evaluating your case when the employer covers its tracks -- Factors affecting your case -- Other factors that can help -- 15. Mistakes employers make -- Top ten complaints -- 16. Deciding whether to pursue your case -- Your need for litigation -- Your support from others for litigation -- Your health -- The effect on your marketability
  • 17. What to expect during litigation -- Prefiling stage -- Trial stage -- Appeal stage -- 18. Things you can do to help your lawyer win -- Provide requested information in a timely manner -- Stay in communication with your lawyer -- Treat your lawyer as a member of your team -- Be flexible with your schedule -- Follow your lawyer's advice -- Do not shoot the messenger -- Try to control your relatives -- Do not fall in love with your case -- Do not pull any surprises -- Keep the faith -- Ways to help your lawyer win -- 19. Common questions about case settlements -- 20. Special rights and benefits legislation -- Unemployment compensation -- Health insurance legislation, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) -- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) -- Retirement legislation, ERISA -- Notice of plant closure legislation -- Employee leave legislation -- Basic provisions -- FMLA and the ADA
  • 21. 12 steps to build your workplace power -- Step one : learn to like the people you work with -- Step two : communicate often with your supervisor -- Step three : never turn down an invitation -- Step four : do not be afraid to socialize with your boss -- Step five : socialize with your co-workers -- Step six : make your co-workers feel good about themselves -- Step seven : do not forget who brought you to the dance -- Step eight : never violate a confidence -- Step nine : never refuse an assignment if you can help it -- Step ten : know your supervisor's expectations -- Step eleven : never speak ill of the company -- Step twelve : if you are unhappy, do not broadcast it at work -- The 12 steps -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- Appendix A. Frequently asked questions -- Appendix B. Payment of wages upon termination -- Appendix C. Effect of misconduct on unemployment benefits -- Appendix D. State discrimination laws and agencies -- Appendix E. EEOC office directory -- Appendix F. Miscellaneous state laws on interest -- Appendix G. Notable wrongful discharge cases
Control code
ocm56913437
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781572484597
Lccn
2004025685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56913437
  • (OCoLC)56913437
Label
Fired, laid off or forced out : a complete guide to severance, benefits, and your rights when you're starting over, Richard C. Busse
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip053/2004025685.html
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Discharge as an at-will employee -- Debunking myths about your employment rights -- 2. Strategies to survive a disciplinary action -- Are you really on a termination track? -- How employee discipline works -- How to survive employee discipline -- Top ten rules to survive discipline -- 3. How to diffuse potentially volatile situations -- Strategies for executives -- Strategies for mid-level managers -- Strategies for first-line, nonunion supervisors -- Strategies for commissioned salespersons -- Strategies for nonunion, hourly workers -- Strategies for probationary employees -- Survival tips -- 4. Using HR to survive abuse at work -- Your need to report harassment -- Using good judgment in reporting harassment -- The trick is to change the subject -- Verifying complaints -- Considerations that affect your reporting decision -- Tips for dealing with human resources -- 5. Strategies to preempt or prevent an anticipated termination -- Strategy 1 : preempt it by proposing that you resign -- Strategy 2 : demonstrate submission -- Strategy 3 : enlist third-party assistance -- Strategy 4 : assume a legal posture -- Strategy 5 : engage in a political war
  • 6. Managing an imminent termination -- Ensure your performance is documented -- Begin a narrative of events -- Make a list of witnesses -- Start networking -- Consider consulting with an attorney -- In the meantime, do your job -- Mend fences -- Be mindful of any upcoming dates -- Watch out for traps -- Review your employer's benefit offerings -- Do not create a sense of impending doom -- Do not argue your case to your co-workers -- Do not ask your boss for reassurance -- Do not give up and stop performing -- Do not engage in desperate defensive measure -- Do not go on vacation -- Do not just quit -- Do not make illegal tape recordings -- Do not access information without authority -- Do not give your employer an excuse -- Do's and don'ts in anticipation of a termination -- 7. Handling the termination itself -- The termination meeting -- Posttermination winding up -- The exit interview -- Your final check and benefits -- Posttermination filings to protect your rights -- The effect of termination on your receipt of benefits -- Termination tips
  • 8. Immediately after your termination -- Remain calm -- Ask probing questions -- Remove all personal belongings at your earliest opportunity -- Relinquish all keys and ID badges when requested -- Record what was said in the termination meeting -- Request a copy of your personnel file -- Let your family and friends take care of you -- If you need it, seek emotional counseling -- Seek legal advice only from a knowledgeable lawyer -- As soon as you are able, look for other work -- Do not start cutting your own deal -- Do not release your employer without consulting a lawyer -- Do not write a letter of protest to the company -- Do not start writing letters to your congressional delegation -- Do not engage in physical harm -- Do not remove anything that does not belong to you -- Do not refuse to return property belonging to the employer -- Do not immediately file an internal, nonunion grievance -- Do not sign a confession -- Do not try to handle it alone -- Termination tips -- 9. Negotiating a severance agreement -- How to get more severance -- The contents of your severance agreement -- Severance tips list
  • 10. All about lawyers -- How to find a lawyer -- Engaging your lawyer -- 11. Unlawful terminations -- Public policy wrongful discharge -- Wrongful constructive discharge -- State statutory solutions -- Discrimination laws -- Opposition and retaliation statutes -- Employment contracts -- 12. Other legal claims -- Intentional infliction of severe emotional distress -- Intentional interference with economic relations -- Invasion of privacy -- Defamation -- Misrepresentation -- 13. Termination of special group members -- Termination of union workers -- Termination of government employees -- 14. Evaluating your termination case -- Evaluating whether you have a case -- Evaluating the problem of your case -- Evaluating your case when the employer covers its tracks -- Factors affecting your case -- Other factors that can help -- 15. Mistakes employers make -- Top ten complaints -- 16. Deciding whether to pursue your case -- Your need for litigation -- Your support from others for litigation -- Your health -- The effect on your marketability
  • 17. What to expect during litigation -- Prefiling stage -- Trial stage -- Appeal stage -- 18. Things you can do to help your lawyer win -- Provide requested information in a timely manner -- Stay in communication with your lawyer -- Treat your lawyer as a member of your team -- Be flexible with your schedule -- Follow your lawyer's advice -- Do not shoot the messenger -- Try to control your relatives -- Do not fall in love with your case -- Do not pull any surprises -- Keep the faith -- Ways to help your lawyer win -- 19. Common questions about case settlements -- 20. Special rights and benefits legislation -- Unemployment compensation -- Health insurance legislation, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) -- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) -- Retirement legislation, ERISA -- Notice of plant closure legislation -- Employee leave legislation -- Basic provisions -- FMLA and the ADA
  • 21. 12 steps to build your workplace power -- Step one : learn to like the people you work with -- Step two : communicate often with your supervisor -- Step three : never turn down an invitation -- Step four : do not be afraid to socialize with your boss -- Step five : socialize with your co-workers -- Step six : make your co-workers feel good about themselves -- Step seven : do not forget who brought you to the dance -- Step eight : never violate a confidence -- Step nine : never refuse an assignment if you can help it -- Step ten : know your supervisor's expectations -- Step eleven : never speak ill of the company -- Step twelve : if you are unhappy, do not broadcast it at work -- The 12 steps -- Epilogue -- Glossary -- Appendix A. Frequently asked questions -- Appendix B. Payment of wages upon termination -- Appendix C. Effect of misconduct on unemployment benefits -- Appendix D. State discrimination laws and agencies -- Appendix E. EEOC office directory -- Appendix F. Miscellaneous state laws on interest -- Appendix G. Notable wrongful discharge cases
Control code
ocm56913437
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781572484597
Lccn
2004025685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56913437
  • (OCoLC)56913437

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