The Employee Rights Handbook by Steven Mitchell Sack

Steven Mitchell Sack is called the employees’ attorney for a reason. His mission is to protect the rights of employees and he has been enforcing the employment rights of employees, executives and sales representatives for over thirty years. With his book “The Employee Rights Handbook: Effective Legal Strategies to Protect Your Job from Interview to Pink Slip,” he has created an excellent resource for employees, providing information for understanding workplace rights and for protecting and asserting yourself. to collect what is owed. If you’re wondering about your rights at work, this book has the answers.

First of all, this is not a quick little guide, but rather an exhaustive tomb that covers many areas of labor law. The book is just under six hundred pages long before the glossary and index push it past the six hundred page mark. Yet despite its length, this book is written in easy-to-understand language and packed with practical advice. Unfortunately, the law is always changing, so things in any law book can become outdated. The revised and expanded third edition came out in 2010, so it is currently up to date. This is the edition I am reviewing.

The book is well organized and contains a detailed index as well as a list of the full agreements, forms, sample letters and checklists that are included in the book. And these items are extremely valuable to the person who wants to use them. Many of the lyrics need little modification to make them work for many people.

The first part of the book focuses on how to get hired properly and contains chapters on avoiding pre-hiring abuses and negotiating the job. The second part deals with how to protect your rights at work and has chapters on employee benefits, recognizing the rights and conduct of employees at work, and everything related to discrimination. Part Three’s focus is on how to avoid being wrongfully terminated and what to do if you are, and provides chapters on recognizing when you’ve been wrongfully terminated, coping with the music and taking charge, and post-termination issues. The final part, Part Four, is about collecting what is owed. Both chapters focus on litigation and employment alternatives and hiring a lawyer to protect his rights.

Once again, this is a large book with a lot of information. Unless you want to be an employee rights expert, you will most likely read the sections that are most relevant to your circumstances. So if you need information about your rights as an employee, this authoritative text is a great reference to refer to. Sack has made complicated information readable and understanding your employment rights accessible to everyone.

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