Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin

Product ID: AK0206
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-557-4

Help your clients avoid the dramatic costs and damaging conflicts that may arise by not knowing the law. Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin offers a comprehensive overview of the laws governing employee screening, hiring, and employment termination, focusing mainly on Wisconsin law, but discussing federal law as it relates to Wisconsin employment practices.

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Help your clients avoid the dramatic costs and damaging conflicts that may arise by not knowing the law. Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin offers a comprehensive overview of the laws governing employee screening, hiring, and employment termination, focusing mainly on Wisconsin law, but discussing federal law as it relates to Wisconsin employment practices.

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304 pp.; 7th ed. 2019-2020

I. Hiring

1. Discrimination in Hiring
2. Recruiting, Application Forms, and Interviews
3. Credit Reports and Reference Checks
4. Testing and Screening
5. The Hiring Decision

II. Termination

6. Types of Termination
7. Limitations on an Employer's Right to Terminate
8. The Termination Decision
9. Termination Payments
10. Legal Issues in Providing References

Appendices

  • Avoiding "Loaded Interview" Questions (DWD)
  • Employment Eligibility Verification (INS Form I-9)
  • Prescribed Summary of Consumer Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (16 C.F.R. pt. 601, app. A)
  • Employment Termination Checklist

Newly updated

The7th editionn includes a number of changes such as:

• Wisconsin’s “ban-the-box” statute is discussed in the context of public-sector employers

• A new section analyzing whether inquiries into compensation history violate the Equal Pay Act

• Discussion of Wisconsin’s Social Media Protection Act 

•A new Internal Revenue Code provision that applies to employers’ settlements of certain types of claims, including those involving sexual assault

This book also contains several new Wisconsin and federal employment law cases and useful, updated appendices, including permissible interview questions and hiring and firing forms and checklists.  

 

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