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Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees, Fourth Edition

Lori B. Rassas


  • ISBN: 9781543815436

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    Lori Rassas

    Lori B. Rassas, Esq., has more than two decades of experience working on employment and labor issues and more than a decade of experience teaching students of all levels. She received an LL.M. in Labor and Employment Law from New York University Law School, a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, and a B.A. from Tufts University. She is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a trained mediator and arbitrator, and the author of four books.

    Throughout her career, the author has provided extensive legal and human resources guidance and counsel on all phases of the employment process to both employers and employees. She has developed a pragmatic approach to the navigation of employment relationships that is derived from her experience working to resolve complex legal issues that have arisen on both sides of the bargaining table. Her current and prior employers include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Columbia University, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artsts (now SAG- AFTRA), among others. She also has her own HR consulting practice, through which she coaches job seekers on how to effectively navigate the workplace, offers live and web- based training workshops, and provides guidance on human resources matters. Not only does the author’s vast practical experience inform this textbook, but her work as an adjunct faculty member also provides additional perspectives. She has taught at a number of prestigious institutions, including Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, Fordham University School of Law, The Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University, Berkeley College, Excelsior College, and Baker College, among others.

    In addition to this textbook, the author has written three other career books:
    The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 Secrets to Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and
    Earning Income for Life in the Loyalty- Free Workplace (a #1 Amazon
    best- seller)
    • The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 (More) Secrets to Getting a Job, Keeping a Job,
    and Earning Income for Life in the Loyalty- Free Workplace (Volume 2)
    • Over the Hill But Not the Cliff: 5 Strategies for 50+ Job Seekers to Push
    Past Ageism and Find a Job in the Loyalty- Free Workplace.

    A recognized expert on employment law and career issues, the author has appeared on CNBC and has been quoted in a number of publications, including The New York Times,, CNNMoney, Fortune, USA Today College, Women’s Day,,, Newsday, American Medical News, and She is always gaining new perspectives on how both employers and employees view and work through employment law issues. You can connect with the author on LinkedIn, visit her website at, follow her on Twitter (@lorirassas), or connect with her consulting practice on Facebook at The author welcomes both faculty and student feedback, as she is continually thinking about how to ensure that this textbook continues to be a substantive, relevant, and user- friendly teaching tool.

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