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

Lori B. Rassas


  • ISBN: 9781543858686

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: Spring 2023
    Copyright: 2023
    Pages: 688
    Connected eBook + Print: 9781543858686
    Connected eBook: 9798889064046
    eBook: 9781543858693

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  • Author Information

    Lori Rassas

    Lori B. Rassas, Esq., has more than two decades of experience working on em- ployment and labor issues and more than 15 years of experience teaching stu- dents 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), and is a trained mediator and arbi- trator and the author of a number of books on workplace matters.

    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 navi- gation 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 Artists (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 guid- ance 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 perspec- tives. 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 Insti- tute on Conflict Resolution at Cornell University, Berkeley College, and Excelsi- or College, among others.

    In addition to this textbook, the author has written a number of other books, including:

    • It’s About You Too: How to Manage Employee Resistance to Your Diversity Initiatives and Improve Workplace Culture and Profitability
    • The Portable Perpetual Paycheck: Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Earning Income for Life in the Post-Pandemic Workplace
    • Lifescripts for Today’s Workplace
    • Negotiating Without the Nonsense: Straightforward and Effective Strategies to Obtain the Best Possible Compensation Package
    • 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, or follow her on Twitter (@lorirassas). The author welcomes both faculty and student feedback, as she is continually thinking about how to ensure that each edition of this textbook is a substantive, relevant, and user-friendly teaching tool.

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