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Legal Context of Staffing

    
 

The Legal Context of Staffing
By Jean M. Phillips and Stanley M. Gully

2009, 79 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-586-44157-9
SHRMStore Item #61.14505

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A PDF version e-book is available through Independent Publishers Group and the Kindle version through Amazon.

The Legal Context of Staffing discusses the reasons employment laws and regulations exist and the benefits and obligations of complying with them. The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of some of the key laws and legal issues surrounding staffing -- including recruitment and hiring -- and to identify resources for additional information. It also offers readers a better understanding of how to prevent discriminatory or illegal staffing practices. The book covers the primary laws and regulations regarding staffing, different enforcement agencies, and different types of staffing-related lawsuits. As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit wrote, "Leaving managers with hiring authority in ignorance of the basic features of the discrimination laws is an 'extraordinary mistake' for a company to make." This book is a helpful learning tool for hiring managers as well as HR professionals.

This other titles in the Staffing Strategically Series are

  • Assessing External Job Candidates
  • Assessing Internal Job Candidates
  • Staffing Forecasting and Planning
  • Staffing to Support Business Strategy
 

 About the Authors

 

Jean M. Phillips, Ph.D., is an associate professor of HR management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. She is also the co-author of the college textbooks Managing Now! (2007) and Strategic Staffing (2008), and consults in the areas of recruiting and staffing, linking employee surveys to organizational outcomes, and team effectiveness.

Stanley M. Gully, Ph.D., is an associate professor of HR management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. He is the co-author of Strategic Staffing (2008) and consults in the areas of recruiting and staffing, employee engagement, team effectiveness, and organizational learning interventions.

 

 Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Types of Employment Relationships

Laws and Regulations

Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Quotas

Enforcement Agencies

Grounds for Employment Lawsuits

EEOC Best Practices

Barriers to Legally Defensible Staffing

Summary